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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
County Conventions: Friday 20 March - Saturday 4 April 2020
Neighborhood Caucuses: Tuesday 24 March 2020
State Convention: Friday 24 April - Saturday 25 April 2020
34 total delegate votes - 19 district / 6 at large; 4 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Delegate Selection Plan from the Utah Democratic Party.
27 March 2019: Governor Gary Herbert (Republican) signed SB 242 which establishes Presidential Primaries in Utah but does not set a date for the primary.
Important Dates & Deadlines for 2020 Election Cycle, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Information, and 2020 Candidate Information from the State of Utah Elections Office.
Presidential candidates from the State of Utah Elections Office.
Returns from the State of Utah Elections Office.
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. As set by the Democratic Party, all voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in its presidential primary election.
29 of 34 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the Presidential preferences expressed in the 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.
23 March 2020: Having withdrawn, the Utah Democratic Party will not award statewide delegates to Bloomberg or Warren.
12 March 2020: "As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, and the Governor’s recent statement limiting meeting sizes to slow the spread of the virus, the Utah Democratic Party will be restructuring its upcoming state convention. Although we are unable to release details at this time, all in-person events originally scheduled for April 24 and April 25 will be cancelled."
14 March 2020: The party has changed County and State Conventions to mobile events by instituting a "drive-by balloting". Delegates previously elected in 2018 are allowed to continue their service if they choose.
24 March 2020: The caucus are 100% vote by mail. .
Friday 20 March - Saturday 4 April 2020: County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the State Convention.
Tuesday 24 March 2020: Utah Neighborhood Caucuses. The Precinct caucuses elect delegates to the County Conventions.
Friday 24 April - Saturday 25 April 2020: State Convention. National Convention Pledged Delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. District delegates are elected by State Convention delegates living within each district then, a quorum of District delegates select the PLEO delegates then, the State Convention elects the At-Large delegates.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 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|
|• 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 News - Salt Lake City|
|• KSL TV - NBC - 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|
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