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2020 Kansas Democratic Presidential Primary

MARCH 30-APRIL 24 –– MAIL-IN VOTING                       MAY 2 -– IN-PERSON VOTING 10AM-4PM

2020 Kansas Democratic Presidential Primary

MARCH 30-APRIL 24 –– MAIL-IN VOTING
MAY 2 -– IN-PERSON VOTING 10AM-4PM

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

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

To vote, rank your favorite candidate as No. 1, then your second favorite as No. 2, and so on through your top five candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. If your first-choice candidate has limited support, your next choice will be counted to ensure your vote is not wasted. After all the ballots are in, only first-choices are counted. Any candidate that has at least 15% of the first-choice votes will automatically earn delegates.

If, after counting all first-choice votes, some candidates have not received 15%, the candidate with the fewest first-choices is eliminated. Voters who chose this candidate as their No. 1 choice will have their votes count for their next choice. This process repeats, round by round, until all candidates left have reached at least 15% of the vote. Candidates will earn their proportional share of delegates, based on the percentage that each candidate received in the final round of the total tally.

Because the KDP is holding the Kansas primary in May and our primary 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 percentage that each candidate received in the final round of the total tally. Final results will be released as soon as they are available after in-person voting on May 2.

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Important Dates

March 9

A mailing explaining how to vote by advance ballot or in-person will be sent to every registered Kansas Democrat. Exact locations for in-person voting and details on receiving mail-in ballots will be detailed in the mailing.

If you register to vote in Kansas as a Democrat after March 9, you can request a mail-in ballot through our website or by contacting our Topeka headquarters.

March 30

The Kansas Democratic Party will start sending mail-in ballots to registered Democrats in Kansas.

April 17

The last day to request a mail-in ballot.

April 24

The postmark deadline to return completed mail-in ballots.

Postmark deadline for returning completed mail-in ballots

May 2

In-person voting in each of the state’s 40 state Senate districts. Results will be released as soon as they are available following in-person voting.

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. The results will be released as soon as they are available following in-person voting on May 2.
Postmark deadline for returning completed mail-in ballots
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. The results will be released as soon as they are available following in-person voting on May 2.

A PARTY-RUN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY COSTS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN A CAUCUS,
BUT ANYTHING THAT INCREASES VOTER ENGAGEMENT AND IMPROVES ACCESSIBILITY IS WORTH IT

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