The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Utah Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Party Run Primary: Tuesday 24 February 20041
State Convention: Friday 7 May - Saturday 8 May 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.19,232   55.2%14.   48.3%28.   96.6%
Edwards, John10,384   29.8%9.   31.0% 
Kucinich, Dennis J.2,590    7.4%  
Dean, Howard1,335    3.8%  
Clark, Wesley K.489    1.4%  
Lieberman, Joe402    1.2%  
Uncommitted298    0.9%6.   20.7% 
Gephardt, Richard "Dick"124    0.4%  
(not voting)  1.    3.4%
Total34,854  100.0%29.  100.0%29.  100.0%

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Utah Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 2. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

Official and final results from a party source. Last updated 26 February 2004.

Results from a media source:"

Here's how we compute the delegate count:

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) (candidate's popular vote) (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.


The Republican-controlled Utah Legislature voted to withhold funding for the 2004 presidential primary - a move that is expected to save about $600,000. Utah's bill would allow the primary to return in future years, but only if there is enough money to pay for it.

Polling for the party-run primary will take place at local libraries.


Tuesday 24 February 2004: 23 of 29 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Utah Party Run Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 15 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 3 congressional districts.
    • CD 1: 5
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 5
  • In addition, 8 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 5 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

Friday 7 May - Saturday 8 May 2004 - State Convention

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members
    • 1 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative)
    • 0 Governors
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (elected by a quorum of district level delegates during the State Convention).

These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Utah Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District6915
Pledged PLEO123
Pledged At-Large235
Total Pledged91423
Alternate Pledged District033
Alternate Pledged PLEO000
Alternate Pledged At-Large011
Total Alternates044
Unpledged  6
Pages  2
Pledged District 1EdwardsGill BlonsleyPark City, UT
Pledged District 1KerryCarlos VasquezFruit Heights, UT
Pledged District 1KerryLucy VasquezFruit Heights, UT
Pledged District 1KerryBeverly WhiteTooele, UT
Pledged District 1EdwardsVirginia WickwarLogan, UT
Pledged District 2KerryNichole AdamsSalt Lake City, UT
Pledged District 2EdwardsAndrew GallegosSalt Lake City, UT
Pledged District 2KerryMichael PicardiHolladay, UT
Pledged District 2EdwardsDebbie WhiteSandy, UT
Pledged District 2KerryJennifer WilsonSalt Lake City, UT
Pledged District 3KerryBarbara Jean CurtisProvo, UT
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Ed MayneWest Valley City, UT
Pledged District 3EdwardsKaren MayneWest Valley City, UT
Pledged District 3EdwardsMontano TonyWest Valley City, UT
Pledged District 3KerryDavid WilsonOrem, UT
Pledged PLEOKerryHon. Patrice ArentMurray, UT
Pledged PLEOEdwardsMaura CarabelloSalt Lake City, UT
Pledged PLEOKerryJoseph HatchSalt Lake City, UT
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsHon. Ross AndersonSalt Lake City, UT
Pledged At-LargeKerryMichael BraxtonSalt Lake City, UT
Pledged At-LargeEdwardsSarah MullhernMurray, UT
Pledged At-LargeKerryEli RaindancerOgden, UT
Pledged At-LargeKerryHon. David YocomSalt Lake City, UT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryTaylor BarbaraSalt Lake City, UT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryEmily JusticeWest Jordan, UT
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryTodd TaylorBountiful, UT
Alternate Pledged At-LargeKerryCharlie LukeSalt Lake City, UT
Unpledged Add-on Hon. Blaze WhartonMurray, UT
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Jim MathesonWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member
Delegation Chair
 Donald DunnSalt Lake City, UT
Unpledged DNC Member Jim HumlicekSalt Lake City, UT
Unpledged DNC Member Mary PalleyLogan, UT
Unpledged DNC Member Nancy Jane WoodsideProvo, UT
Page Lily GrovePark City, UT
Page Jesse NixSalt Lake City, UT

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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