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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 28 April 2020
82 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 48 re: 16 congressional districts / 3 party / 21 bonus
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27 March 2020: Due 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 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)].
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
All 82 of Ohio's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders winner-take-all in today's Ohio Presidential Primary. [Republican State Central and Executive of Ohio Permanent Rules Article X Section 1 (d)]
The Presidential candidates pre-approve delegate candidates as a slate. The slate of the candidate who receives the most votes statewide is elected.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Ohio's Republican Party, will attend the convention, pledged to the candidate who receives the most votes statewide, by virtue of their position.
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|
|• County Board of Elections Directory|
|• Ohio Secretary of State|
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|• Ohio House of Representatives|
|• Ohio Senate|
|• Ohio Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Akron Beacon Journal|
|• Chagrin Valley Times|
|• Chillicothe Gazette|
|• Cincinnati Enquirer|
|• cleveland.com - Everything Cleveland|
|• Columbus Dispatch|
|• Courier - Findlay|
|• Dayton Daily News|
|• Gongwer News Service|
|• JournalNews - Hamilton|
|• Lisbon Morning Journal|
|• Medina Gazette|
|• Merco Hispano - Westlake|
|• News-Herald - Willoughby|
|• NewsLink.org - Ohio Newspapers|
|• Politics1.com - Ohio|
|• Record-Courier - Ravenna|
|• Star Beacon - Ashtabula|
|• The Advertiser-Tribune - Tiffin|
|• The Enquirer - Cincinnati|
|• The Free Press - Columbus|
|• The Independent - Massillon|
|• The Lima News - Lima|
|• The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com|
|• The Repository - Canton|
|• The Times-Reporter - New Philadelphia|
|• The Vindicator - Youngstown|
|• Today's Pulse - Liberty Township / Butler and Warren Counties|
|• Toledo Blade|
|• Tribune Chronicle - TribToday.com - Warren|
|• Wapakoneta Daily News|
|• WBNS TV - CBS - Central Ohio|
|• WeST LIFE - Westshore|
|• WEWS TV - ABC - Cleveland - Akron|
|• WFMJ TV - NBC - Youngstown|
|• WHIO TV - CBS - Dayton|
|• WKYC TV - NBC - Cleveland|
|• WNWO TV - NBC - Toledo|
|• WTOL TV - CBS - Toledo|
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