2020 New Jersey Democratic primary

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2020 New Jersey Democratic primary

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128 delegates (107 pledged, 21 unpledged)

The 2020 New Jersey Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, as one of the four final states to vote in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election. The New Jersey primary is a semi-closed primary, with the state awarding 128 delegates, of which 107 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.


New Jersey is one of four states voting on June 2, 2020 in the Democratic primaries, the others being Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota.[1]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. In the semi-closed primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the delegate district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 107 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 107 pledged delegates, between 3 and 4 are allocated to each of the state's 20 "delegate districts", each consisting of two legislative districts, and another 14 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 23 at-large pledged delegates. These delegate totals do not account for pledged delegate bonuses or penalties from timing or clustering.[2]

District-level delegates are chosen in the presidential primary with delegate candidates appearing on the ballot. Should presidential candidates be entitled to more district delegates than delegate candidates presented, a special post-primary caucus at the state convention will be called on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to designate the additional delegates. The Democratic state committee will subsequently convene at the state convention on Saturday, June 13, 2020 to vote on the 23 pledged at-large and 14 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 107 pledged delegates New Jersey sends to the national convention will be joined by 21 unpledged PLEO delegates (7 members of the Democratic National Committee; 13 members of Congress, including both Senators and 11 U.S. Representatives; and the governor).[2]


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "New Jersey Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.

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