2020 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions
Democratic "First Determining Step"
Chronologically

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 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.

Donkey and Elephant Democratic
Convention
Monday 3 February 2020*Iowa Precinct Caucuses (presumably)1
Tuesday 11 February 2020*New Hampshire Primary (presumably)1
Saturday 22 February 2020*Nevada Precinct Viability Caucuses (presumably)1
Saturday 29 February 2020*South Carolina Primary (presumably)1
Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 2020*Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary (presumably)1
Tuesday 3 March 2020*Alabama Primary (presumably)1
*American Samoa Territorial Caucus (presumably)1
*California Primary (presumably)1
*Colorado Precinct Caucus (presumably)1
*Georgia Primary (presumably)1
*Massachusetts Primary (presumably)1
*Minnesota Precinct Caucuses (presumably)1
*North Carolina Primary (presumably)1
*Oklahoma Primary (presumably)1
*Tennessee Primary (presumably)1
*Texas Primary (presumably)1
*Virginia Primary (presumably)1
*Vermont Primary (presumably)1
Saturday 7 March 2020*Kansas Local Unit Conventions (presumably)1
*Louisiana Primary (presumably)1
*Nebraska Precinct Caucuses (presumably)1
Sunday 8 March 2020*Maine Municipal Caucuses (presumably)1
Tuesday 10 March 2020*Idaho Primary (presumably)1
*Michigan Primary (presumably)1
*Missouri Primary (presumably)1
*Mississippi Primary (presumably)1
*Ohio Primary (presumably)1
Saturday 14 March 2020*Northern Marianas Convention (presumably)1
Tuesday 17 March 2020*Florida Primary (presumably)1
*Illinois Primary (presumably)1
Tuesday 24 March 2020*Arizona Primary (presumably)1
*Utah Neighborhood Caucuses (presumably)1
Thursday 26 March 2020*Washington Precinct Caucuses (presumably)1
Saturday 28 March 2020*Alaska Precinct / House District Caucuses (presumably)1
*Hawaii Precinct Caucus (presumably)1
Tuesday 7 April 2020*Wisconsin Primary (presumably)1
Saturday 11 April 2020*Wyoming County Caucuses (presumably)1
Tuesday 21 April 2020*New York Primary (presumably)1
Tuesday 28 April 2020*Connecticut Primary (presumably)1
*Delaware Primary (presumably)1
*Maryland Primary (presumably)1
*Pennsylvania Primary (presumably)1
*Rhode Island Primary (presumably)1
Saturday 2 May 2020*Guam Caucus (presumably)1
Tuesday 5 May 2020*Indiana Primary (presumably)1
Tuesday 12 May 2020*West Virginia Primary (presumably)1
Tuesday 19 May 2020*Arkansas Primary (presumably)1
*Kentucky Primary (presumably)1
*Oregon Primary (presumably)1
Tuesday 2 June 2020*Montana Primary (presumably)1
*North Dakota Legislative District Caucuses (presumably)1
*New Jersey Primary (presumably)1
*New Mexico Primary (presumably)1
*South Dakota Primary (presumably)1
Saturday 6 June 2020*Virgin Islands District Caucuses (presumably)1
Sunday 7 June 2020*Puerto Rico Primary (presumably)1
Tuesday 9 June 2020*District of Columbia Primary (presumably)1
 

* Major event or National Convention delegates allocated.
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

Notes: Tuesday 1 March 2016: Democratic unpledged delegates are automatically selected.

 


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