|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 7 April 2020 (presumably)1
County Caucuses: Sunday 19 April 2020 (presumably)
Congressional District Caucuses: Sunday 3 May 2020 (presumably)
Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention: Friday 5 June - Saturday 6 June 2020 (presumably)
87 total delegate votes - 50 district / 17 at large; 10 Pledged PLEOs; 10 Unpledged PLEOs
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Wisconsin does not require voter registration by party and voters can register to vote at the polls on election day. Voters may cast a ballot for one party only.
Tuesday 7 April 2020 (presumably): 77 of 87 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 19 April 2020 (presumably): First tier County Caucuses. County Caucuses elect delegates to the second tier Congressional District caucuses.
Sunday 3 May 2020 (presumably): Second tier Congressional District Caucuses. These caucuses meet to elect National Convention District-level delegates according to the results of the primary.
Friday 5 June - Saturday 6 June 2020 (presumably): 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 10 National Convention delegates consist of
These 10 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.|
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1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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