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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
North Carolina Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Meetings: Saturday 15 February 2020
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
County Conventions: Saturday 28 March 2020
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 25 April 2020
State Convention: Saturday 6 June 2020
122 total delegate votes - 72 district / 24 at large; 14 Pledged PLEOs; 12 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan for 2020 from the North Carolina Democrats.
SB 655, signed by Governor Roy Cooper (Democratic) on 22 June 2018, moves the Presidential and Statewide Primaries from May to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.
Saturday 15 February 2020: Precinct Meetings. The Precinct Meetings start between 10a and 7p local time. Their purpose is to elect delegates to the County Conventions. The makeup date is 14 March, beginning between 10a to 7p.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in North Carolina's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered as Democrats. Voters who are registered as unaffiliated may participate in the Presidential Preference Primary but may not participate in any other part of the delegate selection process.
Tuesday 3 March 2020: North Carolina Primary. Hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
110 of 122 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's North Carolina 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 28 March 2020: County Conventions. The conventions start between 10a and 2p and election delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions. At these meetings, delegates are not required to declare their Presidential preferences.
Saturday 25 April 2020 - Congressional District Conventions. The Conventions start between 10a and 2p. National Convention district level delegates are selected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 6 June 2020: State Convention in Raleigh. Delegate selection begins at 1p.
The State Convention selects National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 12 National Convention delegates consist of
These 12 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|
|• North Carolina State Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• North Carolina General Assembly|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - House|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - Senate|
|• North Carolina General Statutes|
|• North Carolina Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Asheville Citizen-Times|
|• Chapel Hill News|
|• Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune|
|• Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids|
|• Goldsboro News-Argus|
|• Hickory Daily Record|
|• Mooresville Tribune|
|• Mount Olive Tribune|
|• News & Record - Greensboro|
|• NewsLink.org - North Carolina|
|• newsobserver.com - Raleigh - Durham - Cary - Chapel Hill|
|• Politics1.com - North Carolina|
|• Star-News - Wilmington|
|• Statesville Record and Landmark|
|• The Charlotte Observer|
|• The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro|
|• The Daily News - Jacksonville|
|• The Herald-Sun - Durham|
|• The McDowell News|
|• The Morganton News Herald|
|• The New Bern Sun Journal|
|• The Pilot - Southern Pines|
|• The Star - Shelby|
|• Winston-Salem Journal|
|• WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh|
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