2020 Idaho Democratic primary

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2020 Idaho Democratic primary

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25 delegates (20 pledged, 5 unpledged)

The 2020 Idaho Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, as one of several states voting the week after Super Tuesday in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election. The Idaho primary is a closed primary, with the state awarding 25 delegates, of which 20 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.


Idaho is one of 7 states holding primaries on March 10, 2020, one week after Super Tuesday.[1] On June 30, 2018, the Idaho Democratic Party announced at its state convention that it would switch from using caucuses to a state-run primary in 2020.[2]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. local time. In the closed primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 20 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 20 pledged delegates, between 6 and 7 are allocated to each of the state's 2 congressional districts and another 3 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 4 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Idaho shares a primary date with numerous other states holding contests the week after Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.[3]

After county caucuses on Saturday, April 4, 2020 during which delegates to the state convention will be chosen, the state convention will subsequently be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 to vote on the 20 pledged delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention as well as 5 unpledged PLEO delegates (5 members of the Democratic National Committee).[3]


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Russell, Betsy Z. (June 30, 2018). "Idaho Dems to switch to presidential primary, rather than caucuses". The Idaho Press-Tribune. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Idaho Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.

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