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 and delegate counts 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.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Washington Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 10 March 20201
Legislative District Caucuses: Sunday 26 April 2020
County Conventions: Sunday 3 May 2020
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 30 May 2020
State Convention: Sunday 14 June 2020
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)89 100.00%18 100.00%107 100.00%107 100.00%
Total89 100.00%18 100.00%107 100.00%107 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Washington Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Washington State and Local Government

 
 

Washington state's 2020 Delegate Selection from the Washington State Democratic Party. The original plan had options for either a Hybrid Primary-Caucus or a Caucus. On 7 April 2019, the party decided to use the primary option.

SB 5273 which moves the Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in May to the second Tuesday in March, was signed by Governor Jay R. Inslee (Democratic) on 14 March 2019.


   

Participation in Washington State's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Participation will be by mail in ballot. For a ballot to be counted in the Democratic primary, the voter must subscribe to a declaration that the voter is a Democrat and that their participation is a matter of public record. Washington has same day voter registration.

Tuesday 10 March 2020: Washington Primary. Hours end at 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  

89 of 107 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's 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.

  • 58 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 10 congressional districts.
  • 31 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the the statewide primary results.
    • 12 Pledged PLEOs
    • 19 at-large National Convention delegates

Primary (estimated)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  6
CD2  6
CD3  5
CD4  3
CD5  4
CD6  6
CD7  11
CD8  5
CD9  7
CD10  5
PLEO  12
At-Large  19
Total
Delegates
  89
 

Sunday 26 April 2020: Legislative District Caucuses. Hours begin at 1:00p PDT (2000 UTC).

Legislative district caucuses meet to elect delegates to the Congressional District caucuses and State Convention.

A county that is wholly within a legislative district may choose its delegates to the state convention and the congressional district caucuses at the county convention. A county that is in more than one legislative district may choose its delegates to the state convention and the congressional district caucuses at legislative district caucuses during the county convention.

 

Sunday 3 May 2020: County Conventions. Hours begin at 1:00p PDT (2000 UTC).

County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the Congressional District caucuses and State Convention. They also adopt county platforms and resolutions.

 

Saturday 30 May 2020: Congressional District Caucuses. National Convention District Delegates are elected based on the results of the of the Primary.

 

Sunday 14 June 2020: State Convention / State Party Committee.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the State Convention by the State Party Committee. These delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the Primary.

The remaining 18 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 18 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 8 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 9 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 7 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 18 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

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.

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Washington State Constitution
Election Authority
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  Secretary of State's Office
  Washington Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
  Washington Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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  Washington State Senate
Democratic
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Media & others
  KING TV - Seattle
  KREM TV - Spokane
  Northwest Daily Marker - Redmond
  Politics1.com - Washington
  Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  Sound Politics - Seattle - Puget Sound
  Spokane Valley Online
  The Bellingham Herald
  The Chronicle - Centralia
  The Daily Herald - Everett
  The Daily News - Longview
  The News Tribune - Tacoma
  The Olympian - Olympia
  The Seattle Times
  The Spokesman-Review - Spokane
  Tri-City Herald - Kennewick - Pasco - Richland
  Washington Voter - League of Women Voters of Washington
  Yakima Herald-Republic
 


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