The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

Disclaimer:
These pages contain a combination of official, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.

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.

Democrats

  • Democratic pledged delegate counts are determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2008, 2012, and 2016; along with the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2010 census for the number of electors in 2020.
  • Democratic unpledged delegate counts are determined by the number of DNC Members, Democratic Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators serving at the time of the convention. The count for DNC Members, Distinguished Party Leaders is from the 2016 Convention. The tallies of Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators are the current officeholders.
  • Democratic Bonus Delegates and penalties are not included in these delegate tallies.

Republicans

  • Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2019. Republican unpledged delegate counts are determined by state (or equivalent) party rules. We have assumed that the policies of 2016 will apply in 2020.
  • The Republican district delegate count is based on the number of U.S. House members each state will elect in 2020.
  • Republican penalties for violating the timing window are not included in these delegate tallies.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Utah Democrat
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)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)28.0 100.00%4.0 100.00%32.0 100.00%32 100.00%
Total28.0 100.00%4.0 100.00%32.0 100.00%32 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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Utah Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Utah State and Local Government

 
 

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.

Neighborhood Caucuses (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

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.

  • 18 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the caucus results in each of the State's 4 congressional districts.
  • 10 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the caucus vote statewide.
    • 6 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 4 Pledged PLEOs

Neighborhood Caucuses (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  5
CD2  6
CD3  5
CD4  6
PLEO  4
At-Large  7
Total
Delegates
  33
 

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:

  1. The State Convention delegates meet in Congressional District caucuses to elect National Convention District Delegates.
  2. A quorum of National Convention District Delegates meet to elect National Convention Pledged PLEO Delegates.
  3. State Convention delegates meet as a whole to elect the National Convention At-Large Delegates.

The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 4 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 4 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

Notes

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.le.state.ut.us/Documents/code_const.htm
Election Authority
  State of Utah Elections Office
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The Senate Site - Republican
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah House of Representatives
  Utah Senate Democrats
  Utah State Legislature
  Utah State Senate
Democratic
  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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  States Alphabetically  
  Events Chronologically  
  Major Events Chronologically  
  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
 
Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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