|The Green Papers: Puerto Rico 2020 General Election|
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary - The 9 August primary was postedponed until 16 August re: ballots not available in all precincts: Sunday 9 August - Sunday 16 August 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
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Puerto Rico State and Local Government
Puerto Rico 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
In 2014, Grand and San Juan counties switched to vote by mail.
Ballots are mailed to registered voters 28 days prior to the election. Returned ballots must be postmarked no later than the day before the election. The final canvass must be completed no later than 14 days after the election.
Sistema de notificación electrónica de candidaturas from the Comision Estatal de Elecciones.
Due to COVID-19, on 6 June Gobernadora Wanda Vázquez signed Resultion 556 to change the date of the primary from 7 June to 9 August.
Primarias de los Partidos 2020 from the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico.
9 August 2020: The Puerto Rico Primary was suspended when 59 out of 110 precincts did not receive election materials including ballots. Voting will resume next Sunday, 16 August from 8a - 4p. The disclosure of preliminary results is forbidden.
"The mismanagement of this process affects us all. Both the candidates and each of the voters of Puerto Rico..." --Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced.
13 August 2020: The Puerto Rico Supreme Court ruled that primary voting would resume on Sunday, 16 August in any precinct that was not open for the required 8 hours on 9 August. The Court ruled results from both Sundays would be released once the polls close on 16 August.
16 August 2020 Primary results from the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico.
Elecciones Generales 2020 from the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico.
3 November 2020 returns from an official source.
|Governor 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Territorial Governor|
|Partido Nuevo Progresista||Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced
Appointed 7 August 2019 [re: resignation of Governor Ricardo "Ricky" Rosselló Nevares and removal of Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - Not running for re-election in 2020 but did.
| ||** Open Office (no incumbent) **|
|Candidate list (6, 3 write-ins)|
|Partido Nuevo Progresista||427,016||33.06%||former Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi|
|Partido Popular Democrático||407,817||31.57%||Isabela Mayor Carlos "Charlie" Delgado Altieri|
|Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana||179,265||13.88%||Alexandra Lúgaro|
|Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño||174,402||13.50%||island Senator Juan Manuel Dalmau Ramírez|
|Proyecto Dignidad||87,379||6.76%||César Augusto Vázquez Muñiz|
|8,751||0.68%||Eliezer Molina Pérez|
On 21 July 2019, Governor Ricardo "Ricky" Rosselló Nevares (Partido Nuevo Progresista) announced he will not seek re-election following protests regarding leaked private messages, corruption investigations, and arrests. "I have not committed any illegal acts, I only committed improper acts ...."
|Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020|
|Partido Nuevo Progresista||Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón
Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
|Candidate list (5, 3 write-ins)|
|Partido Nuevo Progresista||512,697||41.02%||Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón
FEC H6PR00082; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,297,802; Dsb $1,482,044
|Partido Popular Democrático||400,412||32.03%||former Gobernador and former Resident Commissioner Aníbal Acevedo-Vilá
First elected 2000, re-elected 2002 (caucused with the Democratic Party); not a candidate for reelection: 2004; serviced as Governor of Puerto Rico 2005-2009.
FEC H8PR00054; 23 Nov 20; Tot $804,501; Dsb $775,920
|Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana||157,679||12.61%||Zayira Jordán Conde
FEC H0PR01042; 12 Nov 20; Tot $2,779; Dsb $794
|Proyecto Dignidad||95,873||7.67%||Ada Norah Henriquez
|Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño||78,503||6.28%||Luis Roberto Piñero
|Political Parties Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.|
|Major Parties Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.|
| Democratic (affiliates)|
|Other Third Parties|
| Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana: 2 candidates|
| Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño: 2 candidates|
| Partido Nuevo Progresista: 2 incumbents, 2 candidates|
| Partido Popular Democrático: 2 candidates|
| Proyecto Dignidad: 2 candidates|
| (blank): 1 candidate|
|Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable|
| Not readily classifiable|
| Scattering: 6 candidates|
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.
|Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.|
|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.|
"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.
When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.
If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
| Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico|
| Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
| Puerto Rico Government|
| Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)|
| Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010|
| The Democratic Party of Puerto Rico|
| Republican Party of Puerto Rico / Partido Republicano de Puerto Rico|
| Bandera Roja en Línea|
| Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño (Puerto Rican Independence Party - Spanish)|
| Proyecto Dignidad|
|Media & others|
| Caribbean Business|
| El Boricua|
| El Nuevo Día|
| El Vocero de Puerto Rico|
| Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)|
| Elections in Puerto Rico (English)|
| Politics1.com - Puerto Rico|
| Primera Hora|
| Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico|
| WAPA AM - San Juan|
| WAPA TV - San Juan|
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