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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.
New Jersey Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 20201
Special post-Primary State Convention: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Democratic State Committee / State Convention: Saturday 13 June 2020
147 total delegate votes - 84 district / 28 at large; 14 Pledged PLEOs; 21 Unpledged PLEOs
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2020 New Jersey Delegate Selection Plan from the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in New Jersey's delegate selection process is open to all voters registered as Democrats. A detail: "Independent" voters are ineligible to vote in the Democratic Primary, however, "Unaffiliated" voters are eligible to participate with the understanding that their party affiliation will automatically change to Democrat upon casting their vote.
Tuesday 2 June 2020: 126 of 147 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Jersey 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.
District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates directly on the ballot. National Convention District delegates slates are approved by each Presidential candidate prior to the primary.
Wednesday 10 June 2020: Special post-Primary State Convention
If a presidential candidate has qualified to receive District delegates but has failed to slate a sufficient number of delegate candidates, a special post-primary caucus at the State Convention will fill the positions.
Saturday 13 June 2020: Democratic State Committee / State Convention
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 21 National Convention delegates consist of
These 21 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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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
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|Media & others|
|• Asbury Park Press|
|• centraljersey.com - Packet Publications - Princeton|
|• Courier-Post - Camden|
|• Daily Record - Morris County|
|• myCentralJersey - Courier News - Bridgewater, Home News Tribune - East Brunswick|
|• New Jersey Globe|
|• NJ.com- Everything Jersey Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal and other NJ newspapers|
|• NJTV - New Jersey Public Television - Englewood|
|• Politics1.com - New Jersey|
|• Press of Atlantic City|
|• The New Jersey Herald - Sussex County|
|• the Trentonian|
|• The Westfield Leader|
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