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.
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, Conventions: Saturday 1 February - Monday 13 April 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: Wednesday 4 March - Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)49 100.00%49 100.00%49 100.00%
Total49 100.00%49 100.00%49 100.00%

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Virginia State and Local Government

 
   

Saturday 1 February - Monday 13 April 2020 (presumably): Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, and Conventions:

The election of the actual National Convention delegates (who will be formally pledged according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary) begins with local meetings held in each independent city and county of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The State Party Plan requires each independent city and county Republican Party to hold a Mass Meeting, Party Canvass or Convention to select delegates to the congressional district conventions and state convention and to elect local Party officials.

 

Virgina does not register voters by party. Voters will publicly declare their Party preference and that preference will be publicly recorded.

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): Virginia Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p EST (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): All 49 of Virginia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Virginia Presidential Primary.

  • For each candidate, multiply 49 by the number of votes received by that candidate and divide by the total primary vote. Round to the nearest whole number.
  • In the event that a to few delegates are allocated, the candidate closest to the rounding threshold receives a delegate. In the event that are too many delegates allocated, the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold looses a delegate.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
Statewide  49
Total
Delegates
  49

All Congressional and At-Large National Convention delegates to are bound for the first ballot at the Republican National Convention.

 

Wednesday 4 March - Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably): Congressional District Conventions.

Following the local elections, each of the 11 Congressional Districts will hold a convention and elect three Delegates to the Republican National Convention (who will be pledged according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary).

  • The district convention also nominates a Presidential Elector who would represent the district in the Electoral College if the Republican Presidential nominee carries Virginia in the General Election. Only duly elected Delegates representing the independent cities and counties of the congressional district may vote at the congressional district convention.

1st District: TBD
2nd District: TBD
3rd District: TBD
4th District: TBD
5th District: TBD
6th District: TBD
7th District: TBD
8th District: TBD
9th District: TBD
10th District: TBD
11th District: TBD

 

Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably): The State Convention convenes in Richmond.

13 At-Large National Convention Delegates (all of whom are bound according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary) are elected.

The State Convention chooses 3 party leader delegates (a State Party Chairman is elected; and a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman are nominated) all of whom will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.

  • The State Convention nominates two At-Large Presidential Electors to serve in the Electoral College if the Republican Presidential nominee carries Virginia. Only duly elected Delegates representing the each of the independent cities and counties in Virginia may vote at the State Convention.
 

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
  Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters
Election Authority
  Virginia State Board of Elections
Republican
  Republican Party of Virginia
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)
  Virginia Political Line
  WWBT - NBC - Richmond

 


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  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
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