2020 Arkansas Democratic primary

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2020 Arkansas Democratic primary

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36 delegates (31 pledged, 5 unpledged)

The 2020 Arkansas Democratic primary is will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, as one of 14 contests scheduled on Super Tuesday in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election, following the South Carolina primary the weekend before. The Arkansas primary is an open primary, with the state awarding 36 delegates, of which 31 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.

Procedure[edit]

Arkansas is one of 14 states holding primaries on March 3, 2020, also known as "Super Tuesday",[1] having joined other states on the date after the signing of a bill calling for simultaneous state, local, and presidential primaries on the first Tuesday in March in presidential election years by governor Asa Hutchinson on March 21, 2019.[2]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. In the open primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 31 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 31 pledged delegates, between 4 and 6 are allocated to each of the state's 4 congressional districts and another 4 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 7 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Arkansas shares a primary date with numerous other states on Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.[3]

The congressional district caucus and state conventions will subsequently be held in Little Rock on Saturday, May 30, 2020 to vote on the 7 pledged at-large and 4 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 31 pledged delegates Arkansas sends to the national convention will be joined by 5 unpledged PLEO delegates (5 members of the Democratic National Committee).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Putnam, Josh (March 25, 2019). "Arkansas Presidential Primary to Super Tuesday". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Arkansas Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.

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