2020 Vermont Democratic primary

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2020 Vermont Democratic primary

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SC                         VT                         Super Tuesday II
23 delegates (16 pledged, 7 unpledged)
to the Democratic National Convention

The 2020 Vermont 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 Vermont primary is an open primary, with the state awarding 23 delegates, of which 16 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.


Vermont is one of 14 states holding primaries on March 3, 2020, also known as "Super Tuesday".[1] This date is also Town Meeting Day in Vermont.

Early voting began on January 18, 2020, and is taking place six days a week between then and election day.[2]

Regular voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in much of the state, with some precincts closing as late as 10:00 p.m. In the open primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent in order to be considered viable. The 16 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 16 pledged delegates, 11 are allocated on the basis of the statewide result (by definition coterminous with the state's sole congressional district) and another 2 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 3 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Vermont shares a primary date with numerous other states on Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.[3]

After town caucuses on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 to designate delegates for the state convention, the state convention will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 to nominate national convention district delegates, who in turn elect the 3 pledged at-large and 2 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention at the national convention delegate meeting on June 13, 2020. The 11 pledged delegates Vermont sends to the national convention will be joined by 7 unpledged PLEO delegates who are also selected at the national convention delegate meeting (4 members of the Democratic National Committee; 2 members of Congress, including Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Representatives Peter Welch; and former DNC chair Howard Dean).[3]


The following people have qualified to be on the ballot in the primary.[4] Those who have participated in at least one authorized debate are denoted with an asterisk (*):


Poll source Date(s)
of error
Other Un-
Vermont Public Radio Feb 4 – 10, 2020 332 ± 4.0% 51% 13% 9% 7% 5% 4% 1% 2%[b] 7%


2020 Vermont Democratic primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Biden
Democratic Michael Bloomberg
Democratic Pete Buttigieg
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard
Democratic Mark Stewart Greenstein
Democratic Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Bernie Sanders
Democratic Tom Steyer
Democratic Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Deval Patrick (withdrew after no-excuse, in-person absentee voting started)
Democratic Andrew Yang (withdrew after no-excuse, in-person absentee voting started)
Democratic Julián Castro (withdrawn)
Democratic Marianne Williamson (withdrawn)
Total votes 100%


  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  2. ^ Yang with 2%


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Vermonts-early-primary-voting-period-opens-567085581.html
  3. ^ a b "Vermont Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Vermont Sec of State" (PDF).

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