2020 Oklahoma Democratic primary
←SC OK Super Tuesday II→
42 delegates (37 pledged, 5 unpledged)
to the Democratic National Convention
|Elections in Oklahoma|
The 2020 Oklahoma Democratic Presidential 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 Oklahoma primary is a semi-closed primary, with the state awarding 42 delegates, of which 37 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.
The primary election for all statewide and local contested partisan offices will be held later on June 30, 2020.
Voting is expected to take place throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. In the semi-closed primary, candidates must meet a threshold of 15 percent at the congressional district or statewide level in order to be considered viable. The 42 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be allocated proportionally on the basis of the results of the primary. Of the 42 pledged delegates, between 4 and 6 are allocated to each of the state's 5 congressional districts and another 5 are allocated to party leaders and elected officials (PLEO delegates), in addition to 8 at-large pledged delegates. Bonus delegates will be allocated as Oklahoma shares a primary date with numerous other states on Super Tuesday; these numbers do not yet account for these delegates.
The state convention will subsequently be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 to vote on the national convention delegates, including 5 unpledged PLEO delegates (4 members of the Democratic National Committee and a single member of Congress, U.S. Representative Kendra Horn).
Oklahoma's primary ballot requirements are the least cumbersome outside of New Hampshire's. All that is required for candidates to qualify is to file and submit A Statement of Candidacy form along with a $5,000 (Five-Thousand Dollar) filing fee in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to the Secretary of the State Election Board between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from December 2 - 4, 2019.
The following 15 candidates (listed in order filed) have met the requirements for ballot access:
- Tulsi Gabbard
- Amy Klobuchar
- Elizabeth Warren
- Bernie Sanders
- Kamala Harris
- Pete Buttigieg
- Andrew Yang
- Deval Patrick
- Michael Bloomberg
- Tom Steyer
- Joe Biden
- Michael Bennet
- Marianne Williamson
- Julian Castro
- Cory Booker
Kamala Harris withdrew her name from Oklahoma ballots on December 4, 2020. All ballots will list the remaining 14 candidates and the following have suspended their campaigns after the ballots were printed:
|Harris withdraws from the race|
|SoonerPoll||Jul 17–27, 2019||152||–||26%||6%||8%||5%||12%||12%[a]||34%|
|Democratic||Michael Bennet (withdrawn)|
|Democratic||Cory Booker (withdrawn)|
|Democratic||Julián Castro (withdrawn)|
|Democratic||Deval Patrick (withdrawn)|
|Democratic||Marianne Williamson (withdrawn)|
|Democratic||Andrew Yang (withdrawn)|
- Booker and Bennet with 2%; Inslee, O'Rourke, Gillibrand, Bullock, Delaney, Hickenlooper, Klobuchar and Williamson with 1%
- Workman, Mike. "2020 Election Calendar". Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
- Putnam, Josh. "The 2020 Presidential Primary Calendar". Frontloading HQ. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
- "Oklahoma Democratic Delegation 2020". The Green Papers. May 3, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
- "2020 Presidential Preferential Primary Candidates" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-01-11.
- "Names Withdrawn From List of Candidates" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-02-12.