DemDaily: Presidential Primary Calendar. The Update!

May 5, 2020

In the daily roller coaster of voting in the age of coronavirus, eighteen states have postponed or extended the Democratic presidential primaries, and many, regardless, have moved to predominantly vote-by-mail.

Several have changed their primary dates twice and Puerto Rico, along with Guam, have yet to schedule a new date. Only New York has cancelled its presidential primary altogether -- a controversial decision that is being challenged in court.

Under Democratic National Committee (DNC) by-laws, the states, which submit delegate selection plans a year in advance for review, are normally required to hold their primaries by June 9th. The unprecedented shutdown of the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, has historically upended any semblance of normal in the 2020 election cycle.

To keep our readers informed, to follow is an update of the status of the state primaries and caucuses, which is also detailed on DemList's 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar

Primaries Past
Democratic primaries or caucuses have been held in 35 states, territories and Democrats Abroad: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachussetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

To Win: 1991 Delegates

Kansas held its primary last Saturday, May 2nd, giving Joe Biden 29 delegates to Bernie Sanders' 10 delegates.

Although Sanders has endorsed Biden as the presumptive nominee, he is keeping his name on the ballot in remaining primary states in order to secure delegates and, therefore, influence over party platform decisions at the Democratic Convention in August.

Still On The Ballot
21 state primaries remain: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virgin Islands and West Virginia.

2020 Democratic Campaign Calendar
*Rescheduled Date

May 5: Indiana Primary-Postponed
May 12: Nebraska Primary (29 Delegates), Special Elections in Wisconsin's 7th and
California's 25th Congressional Districts,  West Virginia Primary-Postponed
May 19: Oregon Primary (115 Delegates), Kentucky-Postponed, Georgia Primary-Postponed (2nd time)
May 22: *Hawaii Primary (24 Delegates)

June 2: D.C. Primary (20 Delegates), *Delaware Primary (21), *Indiana Primary (82), *Maryland Primary (96),
*Montana Primary (19), New Mexico Primary (34), *Pennsylvania Primary (186), *Rhode Island Primary (26) and South Dakota Primary (16). New Jersey Primary-Postponed, Connecticut Primary-Postponed (2nd time)
June 6: Virgin Islands Caucus (7 Delegates)
June 9: *West Virginia Primary (28 Delegates), *Georgia Primary (105)


June 20: Louisiana Primary-Postponed (2nd time)
June 23: *Kentucky Primary (54 Delegates), Special Election in New York's 27th Congressional District, New York Primary-Cancelled

July 7: *New Jersey Primary (126 Delegates)
July 11: Louisiana Primary (54 Delegates)

August 11: *Connecticut Primary (60 Delegates)
TBD: *Puerto Rico Primary (51 Delegates), *Guam Caucus (7)

Week of August 17thDemocratic National Convention 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 24-27: Republican National Convention
Charlotte, North Carolina

September 29: First Presidential Debate (Notre Dame, Indiana)
October 7: Vice Presidential Debate (Salt Lake City, Utah)
October 15: Second Presidential Debate (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
October 22: Third Presidential Debate (Nashville, Tennessee)

November 32020 Election Day
January 20, 2021Trump Out!

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