2020 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions
Major Events

Donkey and Elephant Democratic

*Monday 17 August - Thursday 20 August 2020: 48th Democratic National Convention

*Monday 24 August - Tuesday 25 August 2020: 42nd Republican National Convention
Friday 6 September 2019 *Kansas National Convention Delegate Selection Plan
Wednesday 11 December 2019 *Hawaii Party announcement
Monday 3 February 2020*Iowa Precinct Caucuses1*Iowa Precinct Caucuses
Tuesday 11 February 2020*New Hampshire Primary1*New Hampshire Primary
Saturday 22 February 2020*Nevada Precinct Viability Caucuses1*Nevada Alternative Presidential Preference Poll
Saturday 29 February 2020*South Carolina Primary1 
Circa March - April 2020 (date not set) *Wyoming County Conventions
Tuesday 3 March 2020*Alabama Primary1
*Arkansas Primary1
*American Samoa Territorial Caucus1
*California Primary1
*Colorado Primary1
*Massachusetts Primary1
*Maine Primary1
*Minnesota Primary1
*North Carolina Primary1
*Oklahoma Primary1
*Tennessee Primary1
*Texas Primary1
*Utah Primary1
*Virginia Primary1
*Vermont Primary1
*Alabama Primary
*Arkansas Primary
*California Primary
*Colorado Primary
*Massachusetts Primary
*Maine Primary
*Minnesota Primary
*North Carolina Primary
*Oklahoma Primary
*Tennessee Primary
*Texas Primary
*Utah Primary
*Vermont Primary
Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 2020*Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary1 
Tuesday 10 March 2020*Idaho Primary1
*Michigan Primary1
*Missouri Primary1
*Mississippi Primary1
*North Dakota Firehouse Caucuses1
*Washington Primary1
*Idaho Primary
*Michigan Primary
*Missouri Primary
*Mississippi Primary
*Washington Primary
Saturday 14 March 2020*Northern Marianas Convention1*Guam Territorial Caucus
Circa March 2020 (date not set) *Northern Marianas Commonwealth Convention
Tuesday 17 March 2020*Arizona Primary1
*Florida Primary1
*Illinois Primary1
*Florida Primary
*Illinois Primary
Wednesday 18 March 2020 *American Samoa Territorial Caucus
Friday 27 March - Sunday 29 March 2020 *North Dakota State Convention (cancelled -- issues addressed by mail ballots)
Thursday 2 April - Saturday 4 April 2020 *Alaska State Convention
Saturday 4 April 2020*Wyoming Presidential Preference County Caucuses (no in-person voting)1 
Tuesday 7 April 2020*Wisconsin Primary1*Wisconsin Primary
Saturday 11 April 2020*Alaska Party-Run Primary1 
Tuesday 28 April 2020*Ohio Primary1*Ohio Primary
Friday 1 May - Saturday 2 May 2020 *Virginia State Convention
Saturday 2 May 2020*Kansas Party-Run Primary1*South Carolina State Convention
Thursday 7 May - Saturday 9 May 2020 *Wyoming State Convention
Saturday 9 May 2020 *Arizona State Convention and Congressional District Caucus
Tuesday 12 May 2020*Nebraska Primary1*Nebraska Presidential Primary
Tuesday 19 May 2020*Oregon Primary1*Oregon Primary
Saturday 23 May 2020*Hawaii Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary)1 
Saturday 30 May 2020 *Virgin Islands Territorial Caucus
Tuesday 2 June 2020*District of Columbia Primary1
*Indiana Primary1
*Maryland Primary1
*Montana Primary1
*New Mexico Primary1
*Pennsylvania Primary1
*Rhode Island Primary1
*South Dakota Primary1
*District of Columbia Primary
*Indiana Primary
*Maryland Primary
*Montana Primary
*New Mexico Primary
*Pennsylvania Primary
*Rhode Island Primary
*South Dakota Primary
Friday 5 June 2020 *Puerto Rico Caucus
Saturday 6 June 2020*Guam Caucus1
*Virgin Islands District Caucuses1
Tuesday 9 June 2020*Georgia Primary1
*West Virginia Primary1
*Georgia Primary
*West Virginia Primary
Tuesday 23 June 2020*Kentucky Primary (results delayed until 30 June)1
*New York Primary1
*Kentucky Primary (results delayed until 30 June)
*New York Primary (cancelled - only 1 candidate)
Tuesday 7 July 2020*Delaware Primary1
*New Jersey Primary1
*Delaware Primary
*New Jersey Primary
Saturday 11 July 2020*Louisiana Primary1*Louisiana Primary
Sunday 12 July 2020*Puerto Rico Primary1 
Tuesday 11 August 2020*Connecticut Primary1*Connecticut Primary

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


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