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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
County and City Caucuses: Saturday 18 April - Monday 20 April 2020
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 2 May - Saturday 16 May 2020
State Convention: Saturday 20 June 2020
124 total delegate votes - 65 district / 21 at large; 13 Pledged PLEOs; 25 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Delegate Selection Plan to the 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Virginia Democratic Party.
14 Democratic presidential candidates qualify for Virginia primary ballot from the Virginia Democratic Party.
Returns from the Virginia Department of Elections.
Calendars & Schedules from the Virginia Department of Elections.
If only one candidates meets the filing requirements, that candidate is declared the winner and the primary will not be held.
Virginia does not provide for registration by party. Participation in Virginia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters will publicly declare their Party preference and that preference will be publicly recorded.
99 of 124 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Virginia 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.
Saturday 18 April - Monday 20 April 2020: County and City Caucuses. The results of the primary are used to allocate 2,000 district delegates to be elected at County and City Caucuses. These 2,000 district delegates will attend the congressional District Conventions and the State Convention.
All delegates shall in good conscience reflect the sentiments of the presidential candidate to whom they are pledged in that candidate's caucus on the first ballot at the district convention and again at the State Convention.
District and State Convention delegates who do not form a candidate caucus that that reaches a 15% threshold at the district or state level may join another candidate caucus and pledge to that candidate. After joining another candidate caucus, however, the delegates shall remain committed to that candidate throughout the process.
Saturday 2 May - Saturday 16 May 2020: Congressional District Conventions meet on 2, 9, or 16 May. National Convention District Level delegates are selected during the District Conventions according to the results of the Primary.
Saturday 20 June 2020: The Virginia State Democratic Convention in Richmond Virginia. The State Convention elects the pledged PLEO and at-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 25 National Convention delegates consist of
These 25 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|
|• Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters|
|• Virginia Department of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Code of Virginia|
|• Virginia Democratic Party|
|• Virginia Joint Democratic Caucus|
|• Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Blue Virginia - Arlington|
|• Bristol Herald Courier|
|• Culpeper Star-Exponent|
|• Daily Press: Hampton Roads Daily Press|
|• Danville Register & Bee - Dan River Region|
|• Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville / Henry County|
|• News & Advance - Lynchburg|
|• Politics1.com - Virginia|
|• Richlands News-Press - Richlands / Clinch Valley|
|• Richmond Times-Dispatch|
|• Southside Sentinel - Urbanna|
|• Staunton News Leader|
|• The Daily Progress - Charlottesville|
|• The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg|
|• The News Virginian - Waynesboro|
|• The Roanoke Times|
|• The Virginia Public Access Project|
|• The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk|
|• The Winchester Star|
|• Times Community Media (Loudoun Times-Mirror, Fauquier Times-Democrat, Culpeper Times, Gainesville Times)|
|• WWBT - NBC - Richmond|
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