After the debacle in Iowa last week, voters will get another chance at stamping a mark on the 2020 Democratic primary.
Here’s everything you need to know for the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Primary. Voting begins at either 6 am ET or 7 am ET and varies by polling location. Most polling locations will close at 7 pm ET but the closing time can also vary by location.
Tuesday, February 11
New Hampshire Democratic Primary
Time: Polls open between 6 am ET and 11 am ET, close at 7 pm ET (varies by location)
Registration: Same-day registration allowed for undeclared voters (source)
Where To Vote: Find Your Polling Location
Delegates: 33 (24 pledged, 9 unpledged)
Threshold: 15% (A candidate must receive at least 15% to win a delegate)
Live New Hampshire Primary Results
You can follow along with live primary results which will begin updating after polls are closed later this evening:
Results should begin rolling in around 9 pm ET and come in much quicker than the Iowa caucuses last week which were plagued by issues.
Who can vote?
“Undeclared” voters may vote in either a state or a presidential primary. They have to choose a Democratic or a Republican ballot at their polling places. After choosing a ballot, voters will become registered members of that party unless they specifically fill out a form confirming that they want to return to “undeclared” status.
While “undeclared” voters can vote in either the Republican or the Democratic primary, registered Republicans can’t vote in the Democratic primary and vice versa.
The deadline to change party affiliation for the 2020 primary was Oct. 25, 2019.
How are delegates awarded?
There are 24 pledged delegates awarded from the primary today in New Hampshire, with nine more unpledged deletes (superdelegates).
The 24 pledged delegates are allocated proportionally by the primary results, but a candidate must meet a 15 percent threshold to receive delegates. Here’s a breakdown of those 24 delegates:
- There are 16 district level-delegates (eight in each of the state’s two congressional districts). They are allocated in proportion to the percentage of the primary vote won in that district by each preference, except candidates falling below a 15 percent threshold do not get any delegates.
- Within a district, if no candidate gets to 15 percent, the new threshold is half the percentage of the vote received in that district by the front-runner.
- Eight other delegates (and two alternates) are allocated proportionally according to the statewide primary vote. The 15 percent threshold applies to those allocations, as well. If no presidential preference reaches 15 percent, the threshold will be half the percentage of the statewide vote received by the front-runner.