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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Post Primary Congressional District Caucuses: Wednesday 27 May 2020
The State Party Committee: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Primary: Tuesday 11 August 20201
75 total delegate votes - 40 district / 14 at large; 6 Pledged PLEOs; 15 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
13 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill has asked Governor Ned Lamont to order that the state permit voters to request absentee ballots.
20 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont in coordination with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced that the Presidential Primaries are rescheduled again from 2 June to 11 August. This date is outside the DNC's window, the 2nd Tuesday in June (9 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.
Delegate Selection Materials from the Connecticut Democrats.
April 28, 2020 Presidential Preference Calendar from the Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill Announces List of Candidates Placed on Connecticut’s Presidential Preference Primary Ballot from the Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State.
Wednesday 27 May 2020: Post Primary Congressional District Caucuses. Hours begin at 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC). National Convention Pledged District-Level Delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend the caucus in their Congressional District.
Wednesday 10 June 2020: The State Party Committee meets in Hartford. Hours begin at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC). National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 15 National Convention delegates consist of
These 15 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in Connecticut's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats.
60 of 75 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Connecticut Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
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.
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|• Secretary of State of Connecticut|
|• State Elections Commission|
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|• Connecticut General Assembly|
|• Connecticut House Republicans|
|• Connecticut State Senate Democrats|
|• Connecticut Democratic Party|
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|• Bristol Press|
|• Capitol Report - Connecticut|
|• Connecticut Journal - Moodus|
|• Connecticut Political Watch|
|• Darien News-Review|
|• Fairfield Citizen|
|• Greenwich Time|
|• Hartford Courant|
|• Journal Inquirer - Manchester|
|• New Britain Herald|
|• New Haven Register|
|• Norwich Bulletin|
|• Politics1.com - Connecticut|
|• Republican-American - Waterbury|
|• The Advocate - Stamford|
|• The Connecticut Post - Bridgeport|
|• The Day - New London|
|• The Middletown Press|
|• The News-Times - Danbury|
|• The Record-Journal - Meriden|
|• The Register Citizen - Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield|
|• WFSB TV - CBS - Hartford|
|• WTIC TV - FOX - Hartford|
|• WTNH TV - UPN - New Haven|
|• WVIT TV - NBC - New Haven|
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