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2020 Kansas Democratic Presidential Primary

May 2

With the 2020 Kansas Democratic Presidential Party-Run Primary, the Kansas Democratic Party has made the most significant changes to Kansas’ Democratic presidential nominating process in decades.

These changes will encourage greater participation, provide wider accessibility for voters, and be conducted in an open and transparent manner.

Here is a brief outline of the 2020 Kansas Democratic Presidential Party-Run Primary:

Instead of caucusing, registered Democrats in Kansas will be able to vote by either:

  • Advance mail-in ballot between March 30 and April 24
  • In-person voting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 2 in each of the state’s 40 state Senate districts

A mailing explaining how to vote by advance ballot or in-person will be sent to every registered Kansas Democrat on March 9. Exact locations will be detailed in the March 9 mailing. The same day, registered Democrats can begin requesting ballots via the state party website or by contacting the Topeka office until 5:00 p.m. on April 17. Starting March 30, the KDP will mail requested advance ballots with a postmark deadline of Friday, April 24.

Voters will rank their top five candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. If a candidate receives fewer than a minimum 15% of all first-choice votes, that candidate’s votes will be reallocated to the next preferred viable candidate until all candidates remaining receive at least 15%.

Because the KDP is holding the Kansas primary in May and our proposal is in full compliance with the Democratic National Committee, Kansas has been awarded a 20% bonus in delegates for a total of 47 delegates instead of the original 39. The delegates will be assigned to candidates based on the primary results, which will be released as soon as they are available following in-person voting on May 2.

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A PARTY-RUN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY COSTS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN A CAUCUS,
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