On March 3, 2020 (“Super Tuesday”), Utah will hold Presidential Primary elections to select our state’s candidates for the Democratic and Republican nominations for the 2020 elections. Any registered voter in Utah may participate in the Democratic party primary and any registered Republican or unaffiliated voter may vote in the Republican primary (though unaffiliated voters must register as Republicans prior or at the polls to cast a vote in the Republican primary). Which means all eligible voters should get educated on the candidates. Here are some resources to help YOU become an educated voter for the 2020 primary elections.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Commit to getting to know the Presidential candidates for 2020 so you can make an educated vote on March 3rd.
- Mark your calendar for upcoming Presidential debates (see below).
- Mark your calendar for the March 3 Presidential Primary elections now to make sure you to take time to vote on Super Tuesday!
Guide to the 2020 Presidential Primaries
When are the Primary Elections? Utah’s Presidential Primary Elections will be held on “Super Tuesday” on March 3, 2020. The Democratic and Republican Primaries will be held on the same day in Utah. Presidential Primaries and Caucuses in other states will be held from Feb 3 through June 16th, though a large number of states will also hold their primaries on Super Tuesday. See the Primary Election Schedule here.
Who can vote? All registered voters in Utah, though each voter must choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot, and may not vote in both parties’ primaries. Be sure to register at least 30 days in advance in person or 7 days in advance online or by text! How to register to vote.
First Presidential Debates – Debates are held between the candidates to help voters better understand their positions and how candidates are similar and different. The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned up to 12 debates, with six in 2019 and six in 2020. Last week, the first Democratic debate was held over two nights featuring 20 of the Democratic candidates. Read more about what happened:
- NBC News: First Democratic Debate, nights 1 and 2, in Under 10 Minutes
- FiveThirtyEight: What Went Down on Night One of the First Democratic Debates
- NYTimes: 6 Highlights from Night 2 of the Democratic Debates
- Fortune: Democratic Debate Night 2: What We Learned From Each Candidate
- The Hill: Winners and losers from two nights of Democratic debates
Upcoming Presidential Debates:
- July 30-31 – Democratic debates hosted by CNN in Detroit, MI
- September 12-13 – Democratic debates hosted by ABC, location TBD
- October – Details TBD
- November – Details TBD
- December – Details TBD
- January – Details TBD
- January/February – Details TBD
- February – Details TBD
- February – Details TBD
- March – Details TBD
- April – Details TBD
Debate Tickets – US Presidential Election News has a great description on how to get tickets to attend events in person. Check back for more ticket updates frequently as more debate information becomes available.