|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
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)1
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 2 May - Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 20 June 2020 (presumably)
113 total delegate votes - 64 district / 22 at large; 13 Pledged PLEOs; 14 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
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 113 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.
The results of the Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably) primary are also used to allocate 2,000 district delegates elected at county and city caucuses held from 16 to 18 April 2020. 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 (presumably): Congressional District Conventions meet on TBD. National Convention District Level delegates are selected during the District Conventions according to the results of the Primary.
Saturday 20 June 2020 (presumably): The Virginia State Democratic Convention. The State Convention elects the pledged PLEO and at-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 14 National Convention delegates consist of
These 14 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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters|
|• 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|
|• 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|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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