|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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.
Presidential Nominating Process
Party-Run Primary: Saturday 4 April 20201
Precinct / House District Caucuses: Saturday 18 April 2020
State Party Convention: Saturday 16 May 2020
18 total delegate votes - 9 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Alaska Democratic Party.
This is how ranked choice (more like an instant runoff) may work but we are not sure. Beginning with the candidate who received the smallest number of votes: Votes cast for primary candidates who fall below the 15% threshold would be eliminated and have their votes counted for their next choice. The process continues until all candidates have at least 15% of the vote.
Participation in ALASKA's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats. Alaska registers voters by party. Voters who are not registered as Democrats can change their voter registration to Democratic at one of the Party-Run Primary Voting Centers.
Saturday 4 April 2020: Party-Run Primary. Hours 10:00a-2:00p AKDT (1800-2200 UTC). Some sections of the delegate selection plan state the hours are 9:00a to noon. The "first determining step" of Alaska's delegate selection process is a party-run primary which uses paper ballots for the in-person voting, and electronic and absentee voting (3 to 24 March) for voters who are unable to participate in person. Ranked choice voting is mentioned but no details are provided.
14 of 18 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives in the party-run primary.
Saturday 18 April 2020: Alaska Precinct / House District Caucuses. The Tier 1 caucuses convene between 10 am and 12 noon to elect delegates to the State Convention.
Saturday 16 May 2020: State Party Convention. The Tier 2 State Convention elects the delegates to the National Convention according to the results of the party-run primary.
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 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|
|• Alaska State Constitution|
|• Infobases (Statutes)|
|• Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC|
|• Alaska Division of Elections|
|• Alaska Public Offices Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Alaska Legislature|
|• Alaska State Legislature's House Majority|
|• House of Representatives|
|• State Senate|
|• Alaska Democrats|
|• Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus|
|• Alaska's Democratic Legislators|
|Media & others|
|• alaskapublic.org - APRN - Alaska Public Telecommunications -Anchorage|
|• Anchorage Daily News|
|• Homer Tribune - Homer|
|• Juneau Empire|
|• Ketchikan Daily News|
|• Kodiak Daily Mirror|
|• KTUU TV - NBC - Anchorage|
|• KUAC FM - NPR/PBS - Fairbanks|
|• Nome Nugget|
|• Petersburg Pilot|
|• Politics1.com - Alaska|
|• The Alaska Star - Eagle River|
|• The Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks|
|• The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla|
|• The Midnight Sun|
|• The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai|
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