2020 Utah Democratic primary

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2020 Utah Democratic primary

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35 delegates (29 pledged, 6 unpledged)

The 2020 Utah Democratic primary 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 Utah primary is a closed primary, with the state awarding 35 delegates, of which 29 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.

Procedure[edit]

Utah is one of 14 states holding primaries on March 3, 2020, also known as "Super Tuesday", after the creation of a state-funded presidential primary option in a bill signed on March 22, 2017; a shift to a Super Tuesday contest after the signing of a bill shifting the primary date on March 27, 2019; and the confirmation that the Utah Democratic Party would opt to use the state-funded presidential primary rather than a state-run caucus as in 2016 on April 1, 2019.[1]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. 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 29 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 29 pledged delegates, between 2 and 7 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 6 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Utah shares a primary date with numerous other states on Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.[2]

After county conventions nominating delegates to the state convention between Friday, March 20, 2020 and Saturday, April 4, 2020 as well as neighborhood caucuses to select delegates to the county conventions between Friday, March 20 and Monday, April 27, 2020, the state convention will subsequently be held between Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2020 to vote on national convention delegates, including 6 unpledged PLEO delegates (5 members of the Democratic National Committee and U.S. Representative Ben McAdams).[2]

References[edit]

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

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