2020 election: When is my state’s primary; how do I register; when is the election?

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The march toward the 2020 presidential election is underway, and the presidential primary season begins in only months.

Here is the schedule of the state primaries by date, plus information on how to register to vote, when the Democrats and Republicans will hold their presidential nominating conventions and the date of the General Election.

When are the primaries in each state?

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Here is a list of the 2020 primary elections by date:


Feb. 3: Iowa caucus

Feb. 11: New Hampshire primary

Feb. 15: South Carolina Republican primary

Feb. 22: Nevada Democratic caucus

Feb. 25: Nevada Republican caucus

Feb. 29: South Carolina Democratic primary


March 3: Alabama primary

March 3: Alaska Republican convention

March 3: American Samoa - Democratic caucus

March 3: Arkansas primary

March 3: California primary

March 3: Colorado primary

March 3: Democrats abroad

March 3: Maine primary

March 3: Massachusetts primary

March 3: Minnesota primary

March 3: North Carolina primary

March 3: Oklahoma primary

March 3: Tennessee primary

March 3: Texas primary

March 3: Utah primary

March 3: Vermont primary

March 3: Virginia primary

March 7: Kansas Republican caucus

March 7: Kentucky Republican caucus

March 8: Puerto Rico Republican primary

March 10: Hawaii Republican caucus

March 10: Idaho primary

March 10: Michigan primary

March 10: Mississippi primary

March 10: Missouri primary

March 10: North Dakota Democratic caucus

March 10: Washington primary

March 14: District of Columbia Republican convention

March 14: Guam Republican caucus

March 14: Northern Marianas caucus

March 14: Wyoming Republican convention

March 17: Arizona primary

March 17: Florida primary

March 17: Illinois primary

March 17: Ohio primary

March 24: Georgia primary

March 24: American Samoa Republican caucus

March 29: Puerto Rico Democratic primary


April 4: Alaska primary

April 4: Hawaii primary

April 4: Louisiana primary

April 4: Wyoming Democratic caucus

April 7: Wisconsin primary

April 21: New York Republican primary

April 28: Connecticut primary

April 28: Delaware primary

April 28: Maryland primary

April 28: New York Democratic primary

April 28: Pennsylvania primary

April 28: Rhode Island primary


May 2: Guam Democratic caucus

May 2: Kansas Democratic primary

May 5: Indiana primary

May 12: Nebraska primary

May 12: West Virginia primary

May 19: Kentucky Democratic primary

May 19: Oregon primary


June 2: Montana primary

June 2: New Jersey primary

June 2: New Mexico primary

June 2: South Dakota primary

June 6: District of Columbia Democratic primary

June 6: Virgin Islands caucus

What is the deadline to register to vote in my state’s 2020 primary?

In 49 of the 50 states, you must register before you vote in an election. North Dakota is the exception. If you live in any other state, you can click here to find out how to register to vote in your state or to check your voting status.

When is the Democratic National Convention?

The Democrats will hold their convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 13-16, 2020.

When is the Republican National Convention?

The convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, Aug. 24-27, 2020.

When is Election Day 2020?

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.