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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Presidential Preference County Caucuses (no in-person voting): Saturday 4 April 20201
State Convention: Saturday 6 June 2020
18 total delegate votes - 12 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
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22 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Wyoming Democratic Party will conduct its presidential preference caucus entirely by mail. Ballots must be received by 17 April. Counties will hold delegate elections and conventions electronically, but no later than 24 May.
Participation in Wyoming's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All persons residing in the county and registered to vote as Democrats, at least 15 days prior to the county caucus/convention, may vote in person at the county caucus/convention or by mail. The party will mail a ballot to all registered Democrats - returned ballots must be postmarked no later than 20 March and received by the party no later than 28 March. Official "Surrogate Affidavit" forms for those unable to attend in person may be obtained from the State Party.
Saturday 4 April 2020: Wyoming Presidential Preference County Caucuses (no in-person voting). Hours begin at 11:00a MDT (1700 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.
Voters will use a Rank-Choice Ballot to rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference. The "first round" counts all ballots that follow the top choice from each voter. If one or more candidates fall below the viability threshold of 15% at the end of "first round" the candidate with the fewest votes is disqualified. All ballots in the disqualified candidate's pile will then be redistributed to the candidate marked as the second ranked candidate on that ballot. This process will continue until all remaining candidates meet the 15% viability threshold; at which time the election shall be declared complete.
14 of 18 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Wyoming County Caucuses. 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.
The County Caucuses also choose delegates to the Wyoming State Democratic Convention.
Saturday 6 June 2020: Second Tier State Convention. The State Convention delegates meet in Powell, Wyoming to elect the District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large National Convention Delegates.
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 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|
|• Wyoming Constitution|
|• Wyoming State Statutes and Constitution|
|• Wyoming Secretary of State|
|• Wyoming Secretary of State|
|• Wyoming Secretary of State Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Wyoming State Legislature|
|• Wyoming Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Cody Enterprise|
|• KCWY TV - NBC - Casper|
|• KTWO TV - ABC - Casper|
|• Laramie Boomerang|
|• Politics1.com - Wyoming|
|• Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner|
|• Star Tribune - Casper - Jackson Hole|
|• The Douglas Budget|
|• The News-Record - Gillette|
|• The Powell Tribune|
|• The Sheridan Press|
|• The Torrington Telegram|
|• Wyoming Tribune-Eagle|
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