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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
Primary: Tuesday 10 March 20201
County Caucus: Saturday 4 April 2020
State Convention: Saturday 6 June 2020
25 total delegate votes - 13 district / 4 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
30 June 2018: At the state Convention, the party decided to nominate its 2020 National Convention delegates by the state-run Primary.
2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Idaho Democratic Party.
President and Vice President 2020 - Packet from the Idaho Secretary of State.
2020 Presidential Primary Information from the Idaho Secretary of State.
Participation in Idaho State's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Unaffiliated voters may choose their Party affiliation on or before election day. Participants must not participate in the nominating process of any other party.
Tuesday 10 March 2020: Idaho Primary. Hours 8:00a-8:00p MDT (1400-0200 UTC) / 8:00a-8:00p PDT (1500-0300 UTC). Local option allows polling places to open at 7 AM. A sizable part of IDAHO is in PT but, as the MT section is the much more populated portion of the state, the networks consider that "most of the polls in IDAHO" are closed by 8 PM MT. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
20 of 25 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 4 April 2020: Idaho County Caucus. Hours begin at 1:00p PDT / 2:00p MDT (2000 UTC). County Caucuses meet in each county to choose delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention.
Saturday 6 June 2020: The Idaho State Democratic Convention meets in Boise, Idaho. Hours 2:00p-6:00p MDT (2000-0000 UTC). 20 Pledged National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 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|
|• Idaho Secretary of State Election Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Idaho Legislature|
|• Idaho Legislature|
|• Idaho Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Coeur d'Alene Press|
|• Idaho Press-Tribune|
|• Idaho Public Television|
|• KIFI TV - ABC - Idaho Falls|
|• KMVT TV-11 (CBS - Twin Falls)|
|• KTVB TV - NBC - Boise|
|• Moscow-Pullman Daily News|
|• Pocatello Idaho State Journal|
|• Politics1.com - Idaho|
|• South Idaho Press|
|• The Challis Messenger|
|• The Idaho Statesman - Boise|
|• The Lewiston Tribune|
|• The MountainGoat Report|
|• The Times-News - Twin Falls|
|• Wood River Journal - Hailey|
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