|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
Town Caucuses: Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Sunday 24 May 2020 (presumably)
National Convention Delegate Meeting: Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably)
24 total delegate votes - 11 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
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Participation in Vermont's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. There is no party registration in Vermont.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): Vermont Primary. Polling hours reportedly 5:00a-7:00p EST (1000-0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
16 of 24 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Vermont Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably): Post-Primary Town Caucuses elect delegates to State Convention.
Sunday 24 May 2020 (presumably). State Convention.
National Convention District delegates are elected by Presidential preference according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably): National Convention Delegate Meeting
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected, by a quorum of National Convention district-level delegates, according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 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|
|• Constitution of the State of Vermont|
|• Vermont Secretary of State|
|• Vermont Secretary of State - Elections and Campaign Finance|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• State of Vermont Legislature|
|• Vermont Statutes Online|
|• The Vermont Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bennington Banner|
|• Brattleboro Reformer|
|• Burlington Free Press|
|• News & Citizen - Morrisville|
|• Politics1.com - Vermont|
|• Rutland Herald|
|• The Addison County Independent|
|• The Barre Montpelier Times Argus|
|• The Deerfield Valley News - West Dover|
|• The Stowe Reporter|
|• The World - Barre|
|• Valley News - White River Junction|
|• Valley Reporter - Waitsfield|
|• Vermont Cynic (UVM)|
|• Vermont Public Radio|
|• Vermont Public Television|
|• VTDigger - Montpelier|
|• WCAX TV - CBS - Burlington|
|• Williston Observer|
|• WVNY TV - ABC - Burlington - Plattsburgh|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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