The 2020 election calendar
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The 2020 election calendar

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A full schedule of all key dates in the 2020 presidential election: debates, primaries, conventions, and more.

Following Sen. Bernie Sanders’s decision to suspend his campaign for president, the Democratic primary is all but over. Former Vice President Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee and challenger to President Donald Trump.

Though voters will now begin to turn toward the general election, a slate of presidential primary elections — which Trump and Biden are expected to sweep easily — are still scheduled to run through early July. State and local primaries will take place as late as September. After that, the Democratic and Republican conventions are scheduled for successive weeks in August (the Democratic convention was rescheduled from July). Lastly, Election Day itself will fall on November 3.

For all of your election-season needs, there’s this calendar. Read on for all of the most important events of the 2020 election cycle and bookmark this page to refer back to. You can also add it to your Google Calendar by clicking the plus sign on the bottom right of this page, or subscribe through a calendar app of your choice. This page and the calendar subscriptions will be updated as dates change.

May 2020

May 19 (Tuesday)

  • Oregon primaries (D, R)

June 2020

June 2 (Tuesday)

  • Connecticut primaries (D, R)
  • Delaware primaries (D, R)
  • District of Columbia primaries (D, R)
  • Indiana primaries (D, R)
  • Maryland primaries (D, R)
  • Montana primaries (D, R)
  • New Mexico primaries (D, R)
  • Pennsylvania primaries (D, R)
  • Rhode Island primaries (D, R)
  • South Dakota primaries (D, R)

June 6 (Saturday)

  • Virgin Islands caucuses (D)

June 7 (Sunday)

  • Puerto Rico primary (R)

June 9 (Tuesday)

  • Georgia primaries (D, R)
  • West Virginia primaries (D, R)

June 23 (Tuesday)

  • Kentucky primaries (D, R)
  • New York primaries (D, R)

July 2020

July 7 (Tuesday)

New Jersey primaries (D, R)

July 11 (Saturday)

  • Louisiana primaries (D, R)

August 2020

August 17-20 (Monday-Thursday)

  • Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

August 24-27 (Monday-Thursday)

  • Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina

September 2020

September 29

  • First presidential debate, University of Notre Dame

October 2020

October 7

  • Vice presidential debate, University of Utah

October 15

  • Second presidential debate, University of Michigan

October 22

  • Third presidential debate, Belmont University

November 2020

November 3

  • Election Day

Past 2020 election coverage

June 2019

June 26 (Wednesday) and 27 (Thursday)

Read all of our coverage from the June debates here.

July 2019

July 30 (Tuesday) and 31 (Wednesday)

Read all of our coverage from the July debates here.

September 2019

September 4 (Wednesday)

September 12 (Thursday)

Read all of our coverage of the September debate here.

September 19 (Thursday) and 20 (Friday)

October 2019

October 15 (Tuesday)

Read all of our coverage from the October debate here.

November 2019

November 20 (Wednesday)

Read all of our coverage from the November debate here.

December 2019

December 19 (Thursday)

Read all of our coverage from the December debate here.

January 2020

January 14 (Tuesday)

February 2020

February 3 (Monday)

  • Iowa caucuses (D, R)

Read all of our coverage from the Iowa caucuses here.

February 7 (Friday)

February 11 (Tuesday)

  • New Hampshire primaries (D, R)

Read all of our coverage from the New Hampshire primaries here.

February 19 (Wednesday)

February 22 (Saturday)

  • Nevada caucuses (D)

February 25 (Tuesday)

February 29 (Saturday)

  • South Carolina primary (D)

Read all of our coverage from the South Carolina primary here.

March 2020

March 3 (Super Tuesday)

  • Alabama primaries (D, R)
  • American Samoa caucuses (D)
  • Arkansas primaries (D, R)
  • California primaries (D, R)
  • Colorado primaries (D, R)
  • Maine primaries (D, R)
  • Massachusetts primaries (D, R)
  • Minnesota primaries (D, R)
  • North Carolina primaries (D, R)
  • Oklahoma primaries (D, R)
  • Tennessee primaries (D, R)
  • Texas primaries (D, R)
  • Utah primaries (D, R)
  • Vermont primaries (D, R)
  • Virginia primary (D)
  • Democrats Abroad primary (through March 10)

Read all of our coverage from Super Tuesday here.

March 10 (Tuesday)

  • Idaho primaries (D, R)
  • Michigan primaries (D, R)
  • Mississippi primaries (D, R)
  • Missouri primaries (D, R)
  • North Dakota caucuses (D)
  • Washington primaries (D, R)

Read all of our coverage from the March 10 primaries here.

March 12 (Thursday)

  • Virgin Islands caucuses (R)

March 14 (Saturday)

  • Guam caucuses (R)
  • Northern Marianas convention (D)

March 15 (Sunday)

March 17 (Tuesday)

  • Arizona primary (D)
  • Florida primaries (D, R)
  • Illinois primaries (D, R)
  • Northern Marianas convention (R)

Read all of our coverage from the March 17 primaries here.

March 24 (Tuesday)

  • American Samoa caucuses (R)

April 2020

April 7 (Tuesday)

  • Wisconsin primaries (D, R; April 7 is the election date and mail-in vote postmark deadline following court rulings, as of 8 pm ET on April 6)

April 10 (Friday)

  • Alaska primary (D; vote-by-mail only; results will be available no later than 11:59 pm on April 11)

April 17 (Friday)

  • Wyoming caucuses (D; vote-by-mail only)

April 28 (Tuesday)

May 2020

May 2 (Saturday)

  • Kansas primary (D)
  • Guam caucuses (D)

May 7-9 (Thursday-Saturday)

  • Wyoming state convention (R)

May 12 (Tuesday)

  • Nebraska primaries (D, R)

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