|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.
Presidential Nominating Process
County Conventions: Tuesday 24 March - Thursday 16 April 2020 (presumably)
Neighborhood Caucuses: Tuesday 24 March 2020 (presumably)1
State Convention: Friday 24 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
32 total delegate votes - 18 district / 6 at large; 4 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
24 March 2017: Governor Gary Herbert (Republican) signed HB 204 which establishes Presidential Primaries in Utah but does not set a date for the primary.
Tuesday 24 March - Thursday 16 April 2020 (presumably): Second Level- County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the State Convention.
Participation in Utah's delegate selection process is open to all citizens who will be at least 18 years old by 3 November 2020 and publicly declare themselves to be participating as Democrats.
Tuesday 24 March 2020 (presumably): Utah Neighborhood Caucuses. Polling hours reportedly 6:00p-8:30p MDT (0000-0230 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus/Convention.
First Level - Neighborhood (precinct) caucuses meet to take a party-run presidential preference vote. 28 of 32 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the Presidential preferences expressed at the Precinct Caucuses. 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.
In addition, the Precinct caucuses elect delegates to the County Conventions.
Friday 24 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably): Third Level- State Convention.
According to the results of the Neighborhood Caucuses:
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 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.|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• State of Utah Elections Office|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• The Senate Site - Republican|
|• Utah Senate Democrats|
|• Utah State Senate|
|• Utah Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Box Elder News Journal|
|• Deseret Morning News - Salt Lake City|
|• KSL TV - NBC - Salt Lake City|
|• KTVX - ABC - Salt Lake City|
|• KUTV TV - CBS - Salt Lake City|
|• Park Record - Park City|
|• Politics1.com - Utah|
|• Standard-Examiner - Ogden|
|• The Daily Herald - Provo|
|• The Herald Journal - Logan|
|• The Salt Lake Tribune|
|• The Spectrum - St. George|
|• The Times-News - Nephi|
|• The Wasatch Wave|
|• Tooele Transcript Bulletin|
|• Utah Policy - Politics, Communications & Government Relations|
|• Utah Politico Hub|
|• Vote Utah - KUED|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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