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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 28 April 20201
State Party Committee Meeting: Saturday 30 May 2020
119 total delegate votes - 65 district / 21 at large; 10 Pledged PLEOs; 23 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Delegate Selection Plan from the Maryland Democratic Party.
Election Dates from the Maryland State Board of Elections.
2020 Primary Election State Candidates List from the Maryland State Board of Elections.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in Maryland's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters must be registered as Democrats to participate in the primary.
Participation in Maryland's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats.
96 of 119 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Maryland 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.
Saturday 30 May 2020: State Party Committee Meeting.
Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected at the Committee Meeting according to the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Primary. If a presidential candidate is eligible to receive District delegates but failed to slate a enough delegates, the Democratic State Central Committee elects additional delegates pledged to that candidate.
The remaining 23 National Convention delegates consist of
These 23 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.
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|• DiamondbackOnline.com - University of Maryland|
|• Howard County Times|
|• MarylandReporter.com - Columbia|
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|• Owings Mills Times|
|• Politics1.com - Maryland|
|• Takoma Voice - Takoma Park|
|• The Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel|
|• The Baltimore Sun - Laurel Leader|
|• The Frederick News-Post|
|• The Gazette|
|• The Herald-Mail - Hagerstown|
|• The Jeffersonian - Baltimore County|
|• The Star Democrat - Easton|
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|• WBFF TV - FOX / WNUV TV - WB - Baltimore|
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