2020 Presidential Primary Voting
Did you know the Indiana Green Party (INGP) has its own primary election, separate from the primary held by the Democrats and Republicans? Therefore, the INGP must conduct an internal primary to determine which candidates will represent the Green Party in the general election on November 3, 2020.
For 2020, we will be holding our Presidential Primary by mail. INGP Membership is required to vote in the primary. Only members will receive ballots.
The Green Party of the United States is having its Presidential Nominating Convention on July 11 in Detroit (update: it will be virtual this year). The INGP has 4 delegates that we will be sending to the Green Party's Nominating Convention. The delegates will directly represent the votes of Greens throughout Indiana. These delegates will vote in-line with what active INGP members vote, using ranked choice voting.
The Indiana Green Party 2020 Primary Ballot
(Sample ballot. Not to be used for voting.)
This is a ranked-choice voting ballot (see more info below). INGP members will rank candidates in order of preference from 1 (first choice) to at most 10 (last choice). There is no minimum number of candidates that must be voted for; members can vote for 1 candidate, 2 candidates, etc. up to 10, as the member wishes.
Ballots will be mailed out to members beginning May 1, 2020. You must be an INGP member to receive a ballot. Ballots must be postmarked for return to the INGP by June 1, 2020 to guarantee it gets counted.
Green Party Presidential Candidates
The Green Party’s Presidential Campaign Support Committee (PCSC) has been tracking 2020 Green Party Candidates. The criteria for official recognition of a Green Party Presidential Candidate can be found on the GPUS website and also in Article 10 of the Green Party Rules and Procedures. In a nutshell, requirements include completing a questionnaire, meeting signature requirements (100), demonstrating fundraising capabilities ($5000), registering with the FEC, and having a website. Indiana is following the PCSC's tracking and will be listing the following candidates on the ballot (with an additional write-in line):
Officially Recognized Candidates
Other Declared Candidates
Currently Undeclared Candidates
INGP Members will rank their choices in order of preference using ranked-choice voting.
Indiana Green Party Presidential Debate
On May 8th, 2020, the INGP live-streamed a Presidential Debate. Most of the declared candidates listed above participated in the debate. If you're interested in hearing from these candidates directly, you can watch the debate on the Indiana Green Party's Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.
How does Ranked Choice Voting Work?
In general, you rank candidates in order of preference.
- Mark "1" next to your first choice.
- Mark "2" next to your second choice.
- Mark "3" next to your third choice.
(continue for as many/few candidates as you prefer)
Do not mark more than one candidate per number.
Ranking a 2nd, 3rd, etc. choice candidate will not hurt your first choice candidate.
Votes will be granted to Indiana's four delegates proportionally to the outcome of the INGP membership vote. For example, if one candidate gets 75% of the vote and another gets 25%, 3 delegates will be granted to the first candidate and 1 delegate to the second. If four candidates each get 25% of the vote, each of those four candidates will be granted 1 delegate each.
When will the results be tallied?
All ballots must be postmarked by June 1, 2020 to be counted. Results will be available no later than June 14, 2020. We will post them to our website and they will also be given to the Green Party Credentials Committee to publish on national's website.