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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 10 March 20201
Legislative District Caucuses: Sunday 26 April 2020
County Conventions: Sunday 3 May 2020
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 30 May 2020
State Convention: Saturday 13 June - Sunday 14 June 2020
109 total delegate votes - 58 district / 19 at large; 12 Pledged PLEOs; 20 Unpledged PLEOs
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Washington state's 2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the Washington State Democratic Party. The original plan had options for either a Hybrid Primary-Caucus or a Caucus. On 7 April 2019, the party decided to use the primary option.
Official Certification of Candidates from the Washington Secretary of State.
SB 5273 which moves the Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in May to the second Tuesday in March, was signed by Governor Jay R. Inslee (Democratic) on 14 March 2019.
Returns from the Washington Secretary of State.
WASHINGTON results from a media source
Participation in Washington State's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Participation will be by mail in ballot. For a ballot to be counted in the Democratic primary, the voter must subscribe to a declaration that the voter is a Democrat and that their participation is a matter of public record. Washington has same day voter registration.
Tuesday 10 March 2020: Washington Primary. Hours end at 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
89 of 109 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's 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.
Sunday 26 April 2020: Legislative District Caucuses. Hours begin at 1:00p PDT (2000 UTC).
Legislative district caucuses meet to elect delegates to the Congressional District caucuses and State Convention.
A county that is wholly within a legislative district may choose its delegates to the state convention and the congressional district caucuses at the county convention. A county that is in more than one legislative district may choose its delegates to the state convention and the congressional district caucuses at legislative district caucuses during the county convention.
Sunday 3 May 2020: County Conventions. Hours begin at 1:00p PDT (2000 UTC).
County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the Congressional District caucuses and State Convention. They also adopt county platforms and resolutions.
Saturday 30 May 2020: Congressional District Caucuses. National Convention District Delegates are elected based on the results of the of the Primary.
Saturday 13 June - Sunday 14 June 2020: State Convention / State Party Committee.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the State Convention by the State Party Committee. These delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the Primary.
The remaining 20 National Convention delegates consist of
These 20 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|
|• Public Disclosure Commission|
|• Washington Secretary of State|
|• Washington Secretary of State - Elections & Voting|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Washington State Legislature|
|• Washington State Legislature - House of Representatives|
|• Washington State Senate|
|• Washington Senate Democratic Caucus|
|• Washington State Democrats|
|Media & others|
|• KING TV - Seattle|
|• KREM TV - Spokane|
|• Northwest Daily Marker - Redmond|
|• Politics1.com - Washington|
|• Seattle Post-Intelligencer|
|• Sound Politics - Seattle - Puget Sound|
|• The Chronicle - Centralia|
|• The Daily Herald - Everett|
|• The Daily News - Longview|
|• The Spokesman-Review - Spokane|
|• Washington Voter - League of Women Voters of Washington|
|• Yakima Herald-Republic|
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