The Primaries Aren’t Over Yet!

Keep our DNC Members accountable to their members! Even now, every vote matters!


See the full list of upcoming primary elections, including for federal and state-level positions.

Several states have upcoming presidential and state-level primary elections - make sure your voice is heard!

Why Vote In The Primary Now?

While Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic Party nominee, primary votes still matter because the number of delegates a candidate receives determines their ability to affect the party platform. A candidate must receive 25% of delegates in order to have a say in crafting the platform, making roll call votes, or gaining any committee seats. So, even if your favorite candidate is no longer running, or you want to solidify a lead, your vote in an upcoming primary will affect future Democratic Party policies. 

Upcoming 2020 Presidential Primary Elections

Tuesday, June 2 

District of Columbia ∙ Indiana ∙ Maryland ∙ Montana ∙ New Mexico ∙ Pennsylvania ∙ South Dakota ∙ Delaware ∙ Rhode Island

Saturday, June 6  

Virgin Islands Caucus (D) 

Tuesday, June 9 

Georgia ∙ West Virginia

Tuesday, June 23 

Kentucky ∙ New York

Tuesday, July 7 

New Jersey 

Saturday, July 11  


Tuesday July 14 

Alabama Runoff ∙ Texas Runoff

Tuesday August 11 


See the full list of upcoming primary elections, including for federal and state-level positions.

Register and Request Your Ballot Now!

  • Go to to register to vote and complete the Ballot Request form (FPCA).  We recommend that you choose to receive your ballot by EMAIL or ONLINE to get it fastest if your state allows this.
  • If you’ve missed your state’s registration deadline to vote in the primaries, you should still register to vote now in order to receive your ballot for the general election.
  • If you’ve already received your primary ballot, follow the instructions on the ballot form and send it back as soon as possible! There are lots of delays due to COVID-19!

Get Out the Vote!

Looking to get involved this year? Join our Get Out the Vote (GOTV) team and help register voters in Japan and around the world!

Phonebanking and GOTV Training

  • Democrats Abroad Japan will be hosting an online training session for phone-banking and voter registration volunteers (tentatively scheduled for June 6 at 6 PM - stay tuned for more details). It’s a great opportunity to start volunteering!
  • If you already have DA phone-banking experience, you can start phone-banking with the DA 2020 CallHub campaigns anytime.
  • Help Fundraise a Custom Phonebanking Campaign for DAJ!

Join our Slack team

  • Stay up to date with DAJ activities and share your opinions with the volunteer team. Join us on Slack!


If you have any questions about registering to vote, requesting or completing your ballot, GOTV volunteering, or about the 2020 election process, feel free to contact Democrats Abroad Japan’s GOTV Committee Chair Rebecca Tompkins at [email protected].