|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
County Conventions: Saturday 7 March 2020
District Conventions: Saturday 21 March 2020
State Executive Committee: Saturday 18 April 2020
73 total delegate votes - 42 district / 14 at large; 8 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Tennessee Democratic Party.
2020 Election Calendar from the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Returns from the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Delegate Apportionment Calculations from the Tennessee Democratic Party.
Participation in Tennessee's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are not required to declare a party preference; however, they must request a Democratic primary ballot to vote in the presidential preference primary.
Tuesday 3 March 2020: Tennessee Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p EST / 8:00a-7:00p CST (1400-0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. In some counties, polls open at 9a in the prevailing time zone. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
64 of 73 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Tennessee Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Michael Bloomberg has formerly withdrawn. If a candidate formally withdraws before the statewide delegates are elected, any delegates they may have been allocated are assigned to other candidates who met the 15% threshold.
Saturday 7 March 2020: County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the District Conventions. Hours begin at 1:00p EST / 12:00p CST (1800 UTC). The number of delegates allotted to each presidential candidate is determined by each candidate's performance in the primary.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Tennessee Democratic Party will replace the in-person Congressional District Conventions with remote Congressional District Conventions using a teleconferencing system.
Saturday 21 March 2020: District Conventions meet to elect National Convention district level delegates according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 18 April 2020: State Executive Committee.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Tennessee Code and Constitution|
|• Department of State|
|• Division of Elections|
|• Tennessee Registry of Election Finance|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Tennessee General Assembly|
|• Tennessee General Assembly - House|
|• Tennessee General Assembly - Senate|
|• Tennessee Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region|
|• Cleveland Daily Banner|
|• Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News|
|• Politics1.com - Tennessee|
|• Shelbyville Times-Gazette|
|• The Commercial Appeal - Memphis|
|• The Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro|
|• The Elizabethton Star|
|• The Knoxville News Sentinel|
|• The Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge|
|• The Tennessean - Nashville|
|• WATE TV - ABC - Knoxville|
|• WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis|
|• WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson|
|• WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville|
|• WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga|
|• WJHL TV - CBS - Johnson City|
|• WKRN TV - ABC - Nashville|
|• WMC TV - NBC - Memphis|
|• WREG TV - Memphis|
|• WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville|
|• WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville|
|• WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga|
|• WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville|
|• WVLT TV - CBS - Knoxville|
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