To say that the outbreak of COVID-19 has been a source of global disruption would be a gross understatement.
Here in the United States, the disease has introduced added complexity to an already complex and time-sensitive process: the 2020 Democratic Primary. Many primaries have been delayed by weeks or months, and more changes—such as delaying New York’s primary to June—are likely in the cards.
Below you can find a table of the schedule of the remaining primaries, reflecting the changes that have occurred due to coronavirus-related delays. This table will continue to be updated to reflect further changes to the primary schedule, until the primary is complete, or a candidate drops out.
Updated 3/29: New York pushed to June 23rd, Hawaii’s mail-in deadline of May 22nd announced.
Updated 3/24: Delaware moved to June 2nd.
|State||New Date||Original Date||Delegates||Notes|
If you’re curious as to how the schedule has affected how many delegates will be allocated on each election date, see below:
- April 7th – 84 delegates
- April 10th – 15 delegates
- April 17th – 14 delegates
- April 26th – 51 delegates
- May 2nd – 7 delegates
- May 12th – 57 delegates
- May 19th – 166 delegates
- May 22nd – 24 delegates
- June 2nd – 822 delegates (!!!)
- June 6th – 7 delegates
- June 20th – 54 delegates
- June 23rd – 328 delegates
As it stands, if we make it to June, we’ll have a “Super Junesday” to kick off the last month of the primary season. But everything is in flux in what has been, undoubtedly, the most chaotic primary in American political history.