2020 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions
Major Events
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 and delegate counts 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 13 July - Thursday 16 July 2020: 48th Democratic National Convention
Republican
Convention

*Monday 24 August - Thursday 27 August 2020: 42nd Republican National Convention
Monday 3 February 2020*Iowa Precinct Caucuses1*Iowa Precinct Caucuses (presumably)
Tuesday 11 February 2020*New Hampshire Primary1*New Hampshire Primary (presumably)
Saturday 15 February 2020 *South Carolina Primary (presumably)
Saturday 22 February 2020*Nevada Precinct Viability Caucuses1 
Tuesday 25 February 2020 *Nevada Precinct Caucuses (presumably)
Saturday 29 February 2020*South Carolina Primary1 
March 2020*Wyoming County Caucuses (presumably)1 
Tuesday 3 March 2020*Alabama Primary1
*Arkansas Primary1
*California Primary1
*Colorado Primary1
*Massachusetts Primary1
*Minnesota Primary1
*North Carolina Primary1
*Oklahoma Primary1
*Texas Primary1
*Utah Primary1
*Virginia Primary1
*Vermont Primary1
*American Samoa Territorial Caucus (presumably)1
*Tennessee Primary (presumably)1
*Alabama Primary
*California Primary
*Colorado Primary
*Massachusetts Primary
*Minnesota Primary
*Oklahoma Primary
*Virginia Primary
*Alaska District Conventions (presumably)
*Arkansas Primary (presumably)
*North Carolina Primary (presumably)
*Tennessee Primary (presumably)
*Texas Primary (presumably)
*Utah Primary (presumably)
*Vermont Primary (presumably)
Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 2020*Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary1 
Saturday 7 March 2020 *Kansas Caucuses (presumably)
*Kentucky Presidential Caucuses (presumably)
*Maine Municipal Caucuses (presumably)
Sunday 8 March 2020*Maine Municipal Caucuses1*Puerto Rico Primary (presumably)
Tuesday 10 March 2020*Idaho Primary1
*Michigan Primary1
*Missouri Primary1
*Mississippi Primary1
*North Dakota Firehouse Caucuses (party run primary)1
*Ohio Primary1
*Washington Primary1
*Missouri Primary
*Mississippi Primary
*Ohio Primary
*Hawaii Precinct Caucuses (presumably)
*Idaho Primary (presumably)
*Michigan Primary (presumably)
*Washington Primary (presumably)
Thursday 12 March 2020 *Virgin Islands Territorial Caucus (presumably)
Saturday 14 March 2020*Northern Marianas Convention (presumably)1*District of Columbia Convention (presumably)
*Guam Territorial Caucus (presumably)
*Wyoming County Conventions (presumably)
Tuesday 17 March 2020*Arizona Primary1
*Florida Primary1
*Illinois Primary1
*Arizona Primary
*Florida Primary
*Illinois Primary (presumably)
*Northern Marianas Commonwealth Convention (presumably)
Tuesday 24 March 2020*Georgia Primary (presumably)1*American Samoa Territorial Caucus (presumably)
*Georgia Primary (presumably)
*Utah Precinct Caucuses (presumably)
Friday 3 April - Sunday 5 April 2020 *North Dakota State Convention (presumably)
Saturday 4 April 2020*Alaska Party-Run Primary1
*Hawaii Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary)1
*Louisiana Primary (presumably)1
*Colorado District Conventions: CDs 1,6 (presumably)
*Louisiana Primary (presumably)
Tuesday 7 April 2020*Wisconsin Primary1*Wisconsin Primary
Saturday 11 April 2020 *Colorado State Convention (presumably)
Thursday 16 April - Saturday 18 April 2020 *Wyoming State Convention (presumably)
Tuesday 21 April 2020 *New York Primary (presumably)
Tuesday 28 April 2020*Connecticut Primary1
*Delaware Primary1
*Maryland Primary1
*New York Primary1
*Pennsylvania Primary1
*Rhode Island Primary1
*Maryland Primary
*Connecticut Primary (presumably)
*Delaware Primary (presumably)
*Pennsylvania Primary (presumably)
*Rhode Island Primary (presumably)
Saturday 2 May 2020*Kansas Party-Run Primary1
*Guam Caucus (presumably)1
 
Tuesday 5 May 2020*Indiana Primary1*Indiana Primary (presumably)
Tuesday 12 May 2020*Nebraska Primary1
*West Virginia Primary1
*West Virginia Primary
*Nebraska Presidential Primary (presumably)
Friday 15 May - Sunday 17 May 2020 *Illinois Convention (presumably)
Saturday 16 May 2020*Alaska State Party Convention*Pennsylvania Summer Meeting (presumably)
Tuesday 19 May 2020*Kentucky Primary1
*Oregon Primary1
*Oregon Primary
Saturday 30 May 2020*Maine State Convention. 
Tuesday 2 June 2020*District of Columbia Primary1
*Montana Primary1
*New Jersey Primary1
*New Mexico Primary1
*South Dakota Primary1
*Montana Primary (presumably)
*New Jersey Primary (presumably)
*New Mexico Primary (presumably)
*South Dakota Primary (presumably)
Saturday 6 June 2020*Virgin Islands District Caucuses (presumably)1 
Sunday 7 June 2020*Puerto Rico Primary1 
Thursday 18 June - Saturday 20 June 2020*Texas State Convention (presumably) 
 

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

 


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