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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
West Virginia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 9 June 20201
State Convention & Executive Committee: Saturday 13 June 2020
34 total delegate votes - 19 district / 6 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 6 Unpledged PLEOs
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1 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Jim Justice has moved the primary from 12 May to 9 June.
Elections Frequently Asked Questions (under "Voting FAQs" => "When is the next election?) from the Secretary of State.
Delegate Selection Plan for 2020 from the West Virginia Democratic Party.
2020 Candidate Listing from the Secretary of State.
9 June 2020 Primary returns from the Secretary of State.
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.
28 of 34 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.
Saturday 13 June 2020: The West Virginia State Convention in Charleston / State Executive Committee meeting.
National Convention District level delegates are elected during the District Caucuses at the 12 June State Convention according to the results of the primary. District delegates are voted on at a pre-primary caucus on 2 June with results announced on 12 June.
National Convention At-Large and Pledged Pledged PLEO delegates are elected during the 13 June State Executive Committee Meeting according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of
These 6 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.
|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|
|• West Virginia Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bluefield Daily Telegraph|
|• Braxton Citizens' News - Sutton|
|• Charleston Daily Mail|
|• Charleston Gazette-Mail|
|• Charleston Newspapers|
|• Clarksburg Exponent Telegram|
|• 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 Metro News - Charleston|
|• WSAZ TV - NBC - Charleston, Huntington|
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