|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.
West Virginia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 12 May 2020 (presumably)1
State Convention & Executive Committee: Friday 12 June - Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably)
32 total delegate votes - 16 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
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16 February 2017: State Senator Jeff "Bubblegum" Mullins introduces SB 33 which moves all West Virginia primaries from May to the 2nd Friday in February.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in West Virginia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. The Democratic Primary is open to all registered Democrats and voters who are not a member of another party.
Tuesday 12 May 2020 (presumably): 24 of 32 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's West Virginia 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.
Friday 12 June - Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably): The West Virginia State Convention in Charleston / State Executive Committee meeting.
National Convention District level delegates are elected during the District Caucuses at the 11 June State Convention according to the results of the primary.
National Convention At-Large and Pledged Pledged PLEO delegates are elected during the 12 June State Executive Committee Meeting 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 West Virginia|
|• West Virginia Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• West Virginia Legislature|
|• West Virginia Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bluefield Daily Telegraph|
|• Braxton Citizens' News - Sutton|
|• Charleston Daily Mail|
|• Charleston Gazette-Mail|
|• Charleston Newspapers|
|• Hampshire Review - Romney|
|• Keyser Mineral Daily News-Tribune|
|• Mountain Messenger - Lewisburg|
|• Politics1.com - West Virginia|
|• The Dominion Post - Morgantown|
|• The Herald-Dispatch - Huntington|
|• The Inter-Mountain - Elkins|
|• The Lincoln Journal - Hamlin|
|• The Morgan Messenger - Berkeley Springs|
|• The Parkersburg News & Sentinel|
|• The Register Herald - Beckley|
|• The State Journal - Charleston|
|• The Times - Fairmont|
|• The Wayne County News|
|• The Weston Democrat|
|• WBOY TV - NBC - Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown|
|• WDTV TV - CBS - Bridgeport|
|• West Virginia Blue|
|• West Virginia Metro News - Charleston|
|• Wheeling News-Register & Intelligencer|
|• WSAZ TV - NBC - Charleston, Huntington|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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