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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Rhode Island Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
State Committee Convention: Monday 11 May 2020
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 20201
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 15 June 2020
35 total delegate votes - 18 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 9 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.
23 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Gina Raimondo issued an Executive Order moving Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary from 28 April to 2 June.
Delegate Selection Plan from the Rhode Island Democratic Party.
Candidates for PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Upcoming Elections from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Monday 11 May 2020: State Committee Convention convenes. The State Democratic Committee elects the 5 At-Large and 3 Pledged PLEO delegates according to the results of the primary. In addition, the State Committee holds a special post primary caucus to select additional delegates in the event a Presidential candidate qualified to receive delegates but has not slated a sufficient number.
Participation in Rhode Island's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may participate in the primary election. Unaffiliated voters become affiliated with the Democratic Party by voting in the Democratic Primary.
Tuesday 2 June 2020: Rhode Island Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to as late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
26 of 35 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Rhode Island 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.
District Delegate candidates, along with their Presidential Preference, appear on the primary ballot. After determining the number of delegates each Presidential Preference will receive, the individual delegates are selected from among the highest votes getters for each Preference.
Due to COVID-19, the State Committee will meet on 15 June rather than 6 June.
Monday 15 June 2020: National Convention delegation meeting to select the 3 Pledged PLEO and 5 At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 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|
|• Office of the Secretary of State|
|• Rhode Island Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly|
|• Democratic Party of Rhode Island|
|Media & others|
|• Anchor Rising|
|• College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence|
|• East Bay Newspapers|
|• Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence|
|• Politics1.com - Rhode Island|
|• Providence Business News|
|• Providence Daily Dose|
|• Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence|
|• Rhode Island's Future|
|• RICentral - Wakefield|
|• The Newport Daily News|
|• The Pawtucket Times|
|• The Providence Journal|
|• The Valley Breeze - Cumberland|
|• The Westerly Sun|
|• Warren Times Gazette|
|• Warwick Beacon|
|• WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence|
|• WJAR TV - NBC - Providence|
|• WLNE TV - ABC - Providence|
|• Woonsocket Call|
|• WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence|
|• WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence|
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