2020 Democrats Abroad primary

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2020 Democrats Abroad primary
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17 delegates (13 pledged, 4 unpledged)

The 2020 Democrats Abroad primary will run from Tuesday, March 3 until Tuesday, March 10, 2020, a global vote during the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election allowing expatriates to participate in the nomination process. The Democrats Abroad party-run primary, also classified as a caucus, awards 17 delegates, of which 13 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the process.


The Democrats Abroad party-run global primary runs between Tuesday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 10, 2020.[1]

Voting may be done by fax, email, in person, or post, with those wishing to make use of the latter required to submit their request for a ballot by February 18, 2020. Candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent in order to be considered viable. The 13 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the party-run primary, also classified as a caucus, including party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates). These delegate totals do not account for potential bonus delegates or penalties.[2]

Regional conventions will be held in the Americas, America-Pacific, and Europe-Middle East-Africa regions between Tuesday, April 14 and Saturday, May 16, 2020, selecting 9 national convention delegates, with the number each region is eligible to designate dependent on the proportion of ballots within each region. Between Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020, the global convention will meet to elect a sole pledged PLEO delegate and 3 at-large delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 17 pledged delegates Massachusetts sends to the national convention will be joined by 8 unpledged PLEO delegates who each have a half vote (i.e., 4 unpledged PLEO delegate votes).[2]


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Democrats Abroad Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.

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