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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
District Delegates Slated: Tuesday 7 January 2020
Post Primary Caucus: Thursday 16 April 2020
Primary: Tuesday 28 April 20201
State Executive Committee: Saturday 9 May 2020
154 total delegate votes - 89 district / 29 at large; 18 Pledged PLEOs; 18 Unpledged PLEOs
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27 March 2020: to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Mike DeWine signed HB 197 which moves Ohio's statewide and Presidential primaries to 28 April. The election will be conducted almost entirely by mail. Ballots have to be postmarked by 27 April or delivered by hand on Election Day.
2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Ohio Democratic Party.
2020 Election Calendar from the Ohio Secretary of State.
Rose Announces Candidates Filing For 2020 Presidential Primary from the Ohio Secretary of State.
On 19 July 2020, Governor Michael "Mike" DeWine signed HB166 which sets the date of the primary to 17 March 2020: "Primary elections shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May of each year except in years in which a presidential primary election is held." [OH Revised Code 3501.01 (E)(1)] ... "In years in which a presidential primary election is held, all primary elections shall be held on the third Tuesday after the first Monday in March" ... [OH Revised Code 3501.01 (E)(2)].
Tuesday 7 January 2020: District-level delegates are slated to each Presidential Preference in pre-primary caucuses held in each Congressional District at 7:00 PM EST.
Thursday 16 April 2020: Post Primary Caucus. Delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. There is one caucus location per congressional district.
If a presidential candidate has qualified to receive delegates but has failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates, then additional delegates for that candidate will be selected during the post-primary caucus.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
136 of 154 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Ohio Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 9 May 2020: State Executive Committee
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates are selected by the State Democratic Executive Committee according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 18 National Convention delegates consist of
These 18 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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