2020 Illinois Democratic primary

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2020 Illinois Democratic primary

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184 delegates (155 pledged, 29 unpledged)

The 2020 Illinois Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, one of three states voting on the same day in the Democratic Party presidential primaries for the 2020 presidential election. The Illinois primary is an open primary, with the state awarding 184 delegates, of which 155 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.


Illinois is one of three states holding primaries on March 17, 2020, the other two being Arizona and Florida.[1]

Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. In the open primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 155 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 155 pledged delegates, between 3 and 8 are allocated to each of the state's 18 congressional districts and another 20 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 34 at-large pledged delegates. These delegate totals do not account for pledged delegate bonuses or penalties from timing or clustering.[2]

National convention district level delegates are listed on the ballot and chosen during the primary. The national convention delegation meeting will subsequently be held on Monday, April 27, 2020 to vote on the 34 pledged at-large and 20 PLEO delegates to send to the Democratic National Convention. The 155 pledged delegates Illinois sends to the national convention will be joined by 29 unpledged PLEO delegates (12 members of the Democratic National Committee; 15 members of Congress, including both Senators and 13 U.S. Representatives; the governor; and former president Barack Obama).[2]


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Victory Research Jul 26–29, 2019 1,200 ± 2.8% 36% 9% 9% 15% 13% 11%[a] 7%


  1. ^ Klobuchar and O'Rourke with 2%; Booker, Castro, Gillibrand, Inslee, and Steyer with 1%; Bullock, de Blasio, Gabbard, Gravel, Hickenlooper, Moulton, Ryan, Sestak, Williamson, and Yang with <1%; Delaney and Messam with 0%


  1. ^ Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Illinois Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 20, 2019. Retrieved June 23, 2019.

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