|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 20201
State Convention: Saturday 18 July 2020 (presumably)
210 total delegate votes - 125 district / 41 at large; 20 Pledged PLEOs; 24 Unpledged PLEOs
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15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials have reminded voters that they may vote by absentee ballot.
27 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Tom Wolf signed SB 422 which moves the statewide and Presidential Primaries from 28 April to 2 June.
Delegate Selection Plan from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.
Presidential Primary Election from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Participation in Pennsylvania's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are enrolled as members of the Democratic Party. Pennsylvania requires voters to be enrolled for no less than 30 days prior to the Primary.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
"Uncommitted" will not appear on the ballot and no individual will be permitted to file as a delegate candidate pledged as "uncommitted".
186 of 210 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Pennsylvania 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 appear on the primary ballot and selections are made from the highest vote getters. In the event a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates but failed to slate a sufficient number on the primary ballot, the necessary delegates will be elected at the State Convention.
Due to COVID-19, the Saturday 13 June 2020 State Convention has been postponed to no later than 18 July.
Saturday 18 July 2020 (presumably): State Convention.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention Delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 24 National Convention delegates consist of
These 24 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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania|
|• Pennsylvania Department of State|
|• Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation|
|• VotesPA.com - The Pennsylvania Department of State's online voting information center|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Pennsylvania General Assembly|
|• Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|• Pennsylvania Senate|
|• Pennsylvania Democratic Party|
|• Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus|
|• Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Altoona.com - State College|
|• Centre Daily Times - State College|
|• City & State Pennsylvania|
|• Gettysburg Times|
|• I Love Altoona|
|• Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia|
|• Keystone Report - Pennslyvania|
|• KYW AM - Newsradio - Philadelphia|
|• PennLive.com - Harrisburg|
|• Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition|
|• Philadelphia Daily News|
|• Pittsburgh Post-Gazette|
|• Pittsburgh Tribune-Review|
|• Pocono Record - Stroudsburg|
|• Politics1.com - Pennsylvania|
|• Reading Eagle|
|• Scranton Times Tribune|
|• The Beaver County Times|
|• The Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre|
|• The Daily Item - Sunbury|
|• The Daily Local News - West Chester|
|• The Daily Pennsylvanian - University of Pennsylvania|
|• The Herald - Sharon|
|• The Herald Standard -Uniontown|
|• The Meadville Tribune - Meadville|
|• The Mercury - Pottstown|
|• The Morning Call - Allentown|
|• The Philadelphia Inquirer|
|• The Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg|
|• The Times-Tribune - Scranton|
|• Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre|
|• Times News - Lehighton|
|• York Daily Record|
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