DemDaily: The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar. The Update!

October 11, 2019

The roll out of the 2020 presidential primaries and caucuses starts with "first in the nation" Iowa on February 3, 2020, now just 115 days away.

The Primary Calendar
The date and electoral procedure is decided by each state and their respective political parties, in conjunction with the Secretary of State or State Board of Elections and, in some cases, the legislature.

To follow is the updated schedule based on research of numerous resources, *all with varying information as a few states are still finalizing their primary or caucus dates. DemList will keep you informed on all developments in the presidential contest, and will be launching the 2020 Democratic Convention Calendar before the year is out.

For Democrats, the purpose of a state primary election or caucus is not to directly elect the presidential nominee, but to determine, based on the percentage of the popular vote received by each candidate, how many delegates he or she is awarded to the party's national convention. The full body of delegates from each state then votes to elect their party's nominee at the convention.

The Republican Parties in Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, South Carolina and Virginia have each announced they will not hold a presidential primary. While the practice in not entirely unusual when an incumbent president is seeking reelection, it has been decried by Trump's primary opponents as undemocratic.

If you are a state party or election official, please send us updates on your primary election calendar.

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Resources: State Parties, SecretaryofStates, FEC, The Hill, NYT, Ballotpedia, 270ToWin

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