2020 Kansas Democratic primary

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2020 Kansas Democratic primary

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39 delegates (33 pledged, 6 unpledged)

The 2020 Kansas Democratic primary will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020, and is the sole contest scheduled on that date in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election. The Kansas primary is a closed party-run primary, with the state awarding 39 delegates, of which 33 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.


Kansas is the sole state voting on May 2, 2020 in the Democratic primaries.[1] While Kansas Democrats used a caucus in 2016, the party's delegate selection plan calls for a party-run primary with ranked choice voting.[2]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. local time using paper ballots allowing voters to rank their choices, and election results will be released at 1:00 p.m. the following day. In the closed party-run primary, candidates under 15 percent will have voter preferences reallocated until all candidates meet of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 33 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 33 pledged delegates, between 4 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 7 at-large pledged delegates. These delegate totals do not account for pledged delegate bonuses or penalties from timing or clustering.[3]

Senate district conventions will meet on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to nominate delegates for subsequent congressional district conventions on Saturday, May 16, 2020, where the district-level national convention delegates will be designated. The state convention will subsequently be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 to vote on the 7 pledged at-large and 4 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 33 pledged delegates Kansas sends to the national convention will be joined by 6 unpledged PLEO delegates (4 members of the Democratic National Committee; a sole U.S. Representative in Sharice Davids; and the governor).[3]


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Lefler, Dion (June 10, 2019). "Democrats plan to try ranked-choice voting in 2020 primary to select Trump's opponent". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Kansas Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.

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