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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 3 March 2020
District Caucuses / State Convention: Thursday 30 April - Saturday 2 May 2020
22 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 3 party / 3 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
2020 Schedule of Federal/State Elections from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.
20 June 2019: Governor Janet T. Mills (Democratic) signed LD 1626, SP 523 which changes the date of the Presidential Primary. Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA c. 5, sub-c. 8 §441.1. reads: "No later than November 1st of the year prior to a presidential election year, the state committee of each party shall certify whether there is a contest among candidates for nomination as the presidential candidate. Upon receiving the certification from one or more parties, the Secretary of State shall announce the parties that will have a presidential primary election, which must be held on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March of the presidential election year."
6 September 2019: Governor Janet T. Mills (Democratic) will allow LD 1083, "An Act To Implement Ranked-choice Voting for Presidential Primary and General Elections in Maine" to become law without her signature. Voters rank the candidates in order of preference. Should one candidate receive a majority, that candidates "wins". If no one receives a majority, the candidate with the smallest number of votes is eliminated and his or her votes are redistributed to the voters' second-choice. The process continues until a candidate receives at least 50%. The party will be free to employ ranked-choice.
Participation in Maine's delegate selection process is open to all registered voters who are enrolled in the Republican Party. Residents who are enrolled in another party must change their affiliation at least 15 days before the primary. A resident who is unregistered or not enrolled in any party may register to vote on the day of the primary.
Tuesday 3 March 2020: Maine Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
All 22 of Maine's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Maine Presidential Primary.
If a Presidential candidate withdraws, the delegates bound to that candidate become unbound.
Thursday 30 April - Saturday 2 May 2020: District Caucuses and State Convention. The National Convention delegates are elected, according to the results of the Presidential Primary, during the 2nd day of the State Convention.
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.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Constitution of Maine|
|• Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions|
|• Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics|
|• Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Maine House of Representatives|
|• Maine Revised Statutes|
|• Maine State Legislature|
|• Maine Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bangor Daily News|
|• Journal Tribune - York County - Biddeford - Sanford|
|• Kennebec Journal|
|• Maine Public Broadcasting Network|
|• Maine Today|
|• Politics1.com - Maine|
|• State & Capitol - Gardiner|
|• Sun Journal - Lewiston|
|• The Cape Courier - Cape Elizabeth|
|• The Ellsworth American|
|• The Lincoln County News|
|• The Times Record - Bath - Brunswick|
|• WABI TV - CBS - Bangor|
|• WAGM TV - CBS - Prewsque Isle|
|• WCSH TV - NBC - Portland|
|• WGME TV - CBS - Portland|
|• WLBZ NBC - Bangor|
|• WMTW TV - ABC - Auburn|
|• WVII TV - ABC / WFVX TV - Fox - Bangor|
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