Primary Election Day Indiana in Indiana in 2020

Primary Election Day Indiana in Indiana in 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana. Image by David Mark , via Pixabay
  How long until Primary Election Day Indiana?
This holiday next takes place in 4 days.
  Dates of Primary Election Day Indiana in Indiana
2022 Tue, May 3Government Holiday
2020 Tue, Jun 2Government Holiday
2018 Tue, May 8Government Holiday
2016 Tue, May 3Government Holiday
  Summary
State holiday in Indiana every even year to allow voting in the Primary Elections

Primary Election Day Indiana in Indiana in 2020

The 2020 Indiana Democratic primary was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 5th 2020, but has been delayed to Tuesday June 2nd 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When is Primary Election Day?

Primary Election Day is a state holiday in Indiana on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May every even year.

This holiday is to allow voting in the Primary Elections.

History of Primary Election Day

As the country gears up for elections, Primary elections ("primaries"), are the process by which voters can indicate their preference for their party's candidate, or a candidate in general, in an upcoming general election, local election, or by-election, with the goal of narrowing the field of candidates.

The Primaries take place in all states and other US entities. The famous 'Super Tuesday' in February is when most states vote to select the presidential candidate for the opposing party. Indiana is one of the later states to participate.

The Indiana primary is an open primary, with the state awarding 89 delegates, of which 82 are pledged delegates allocated on the basis of the results of the primary.

While several states observe a state holiday on election day, only Indiana and West Virginia have a state holiday for the Primary Elections.

Did you know?

Wabash, Indiana was illuminated by electric lights at 8 p.m. on March 31st 1880, becoming the first city in the world to be lit by electricity. To make it happen, four “Brush lights” were placed at the top of the Wabash courthouse.

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