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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary (results 13 April): Tuesday 7 April 20201
County Caucuses: Sunday 26 April 2020
Congressional District Caucuses: Sunday 17 May 2020
Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention: Friday 12 June 2020
97 total delegate votes - 55 district / 19 at large; 10 Pledged PLEOs; 13 Unpledged PLEOs
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On 6 April, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 that Wisconsin cannot accept absentee ballots postmarked after 7 April.
6 April 2020: The state Supreme Court decided 4-2 that Wisconsin's 7 April Primaries will go on as originally planned invalidating Governor Tony Evers' order.
3 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, U.S. District Court Judge William Conley ordered that the results of the 7 April Primary are to be released on 13 April at 4pm or as soon as practicable *after* 4 pm 13 April.
15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the state is sending voters in nursing home and similar care centers absentee ballots.
2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Wisconsin does not require voter registration by party and voters can register to vote at the polls on election day. Voters may request the ballot of any party but for one party only.
84 of 97 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Wisconsin 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.
Sunday 26 April 2020: First tier County Caucuses elect delegates to the second tier Congressional District caucuses. Hours begin at 2:00p CDT (1900 UTC).
Sunday 17 May 2020: Second tier Congressional District Caucuses elect National Convention District-level delegates according to the results of the primary. Hours begin at 2:00p CDT (1900 UTC).
Friday 12 June 2020: Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention.
Prior to the State Convention, the Administrative Committee meets to elected National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of
These 13 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.
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