2004 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions
Major Events

Donkey and Elephant Democratic

*Monday 1 March 2004
Tuesday 13 January 2004*District of Columbia Primary 
Saturday 17 January - Saturday 21 February 2004 *South Carolina District Conventions
Monday 19 January 2004*Iowa Caucus1*Iowa Caucus
Tuesday 27 January 2004*New Hampshire Primary1*New Hampshire Primary
Tuesday 3 February 2004*Arizona Primary1
*Delaware Primary1
*Missouri Primary1
*New Mexico Presidential Preference Caucus1
*North Dakota Precinct Caucuses1
*Oklahoma Primary1
*South Carolina Party-run Primary1
*Missouri Primary
*Oklahoma Primary
Tuesday 3 February - Sunday 29 February 2004 *Wyoming County Conventions
Friday 6 February - Monday 9 February 2004*Democrats Abroad Local Caucuses1 
Saturday 7 February 2004*Washington Precinct Caucuses1
*Michigan Party-run Primary1
Sunday 8 February 2004*Maine Municipal Caucuses1 
Tuesday 10 February 2004*Tennessee Primary1
*Virginia Primary1
*District of Columbia Caucus
*Tennessee Primary
Saturday 14 February 2004*District of Columbia Ward Caucus1
*Nevada Precinct Caucuses1
Tuesday 17 February 2004*Wisconsin Primary1*Wisconsin Primary
Friday 20 February - Monday 23 February 2004*Democrats Abroad Country Caucuses 
Saturday 21 February 2004 *Guam Territorial Caucus
Tuesday 24 February 2004*Hawaii Precinct Caucus1
*Idaho County Caucus1
*Utah Party Run Primary1
Saturday 28 February 2004 *American Samoa Territorial Caucus
*Virgin Islands Territorial Caucus
Sunday 29 February 2004 Puerto Rico Primary (cancelled)
Monday 1 March - Tuesday 15 June 2004 *Kansas Caucus/Convention
Tuesday 2 March 2004*California Primary1
*Connecticut Primary1
*Georgia Primary1
*Maryland Primary1
*Massachusetts Primary1
*Minnesota Precinct Caucuses1
*New York Primary1
*Ohio Primary1
*Rhode Island Primary1
*Vermont Primary1
*California Primary
Connecticut Primary (cancelled)
*Georgia Primary
*Maryland Primary
*Massachusetts Primary
New York Primary (cancelled)
*Ohio Primary
*Rhode Island Primary
*Vermont Primary
Saturday 6 March - Saturday 20 March 2004*Wyoming County Caucuses1 
Monday 8 March 2004*American Samoa Territorial Convention1 
Tuesday 9 March 2004*Florida Primary1
*Louisiana Primary1
*Mississippi Primary1
*Texas Primary1
Florida Primary (cancelled)
*Louisiana Primary
Mississippi Primary (cancelled)
*Texas Primary
Saturday 13 March 2004*Kansas Local Unit Caucuses1 
Tuesday 16 March 2004*Illinois Primary1*Illinois Primary
Saturday 20 March 2004*Alaska Precinct Caucuses and District Caucuses1 
Saturday 20 March - Saturday 24 April 2004 *North Carolina District Conventions
Saturday 27 March 2004*Democrats Abroad Regional Caucuses 
Sunday 28 March 2004*Democrats Abroad Global Convention 
Thursday 1 April - Sunday 4 April 2004 *North Dakota State Convention
Friday 2 April - Sunday 4 April 2004*North Dakota State Convention 
Saturday 3 April 2004*Kansas District Caucuses 
Tuesday 13 April 2004*Colorado Precinct Caucus1 
Friday 16 April - Sunday 18 April 2004*Nevada State Convention 
Saturday 17 April 2004*Virgin Islands Territorial Convention1
*North Carolina County Caucuses and Conventions1
Saturday 24 April 2004*Guam Territorial Convention1
*Iowa District Conventions
*Kansas State Convention
Tuesday 27 April 2004*Pennsylvania Primary1*Pennsylvania Primary
Thursday 29 April 2004*District of Columbia State Committee 
Thursday 29 April - Saturday 1 May 2004 *Nevada District Meetings and State Convention
Saturday 1 May - Saturday 22 May 2004 *Minnesota District Conventions
Tuesday 4 May 2004*Indiana Primary1*Indiana Primary
Thursday 6 May - Saturday 8 May 2004 *Wyoming Convention
Friday 7 May - Saturday 22 May 2004 *Virginia District Conventions
Saturday 8 May 2004 *Arizona District Caucus and State Convention
*Utah State Convention
Tuesday 11 May 2004*Nebraska Primary1
*West Virginia Primary1
*West Virginia Primary
Friday 14 May - Saturday 15 May 2004*Wyoming State Convention*Illinois Convention
*Delaware State Convention
Friday 14 May - Friday 21 May 2004*Colorado District Conventions 
Saturday 15 May 2004*Michigan State Central Committee*Maine District Caucuses and State Convention
Tuesday 18 May 2004*Arkansas Primary1
*Kentucky Primary1
*Oregon Primary1
*Arkansas Primary
*Oregon Primary
*Kentucky Primary
Tuesday 18 May - Wednesday 19 May 2004 *New York State Committee
Thursday 20 May - Saturday 22 May 2004 *Alaska Convention
Thursday 20 May - Sunday 23 May 2004 *North Carolina State Convention
Friday 21 May - Saturday 22 May 2004 *Michigan Congressional District Caucuses and State Convention
Saturday 22 May 2004*North Carolina District Conventions
*Maine State Convention.
*Colorado State Convention
Saturday 22 May - Saturday 5 June 2004 *Colorado District Conventions
Tuesday 25 May 2004 *Idaho Primary
Friday 28 May - Saturday 29 May 2004 *Washington State Convention
Saturday 29 May 2004*Washington Congressional District Caucuses 
Sunday 30 May 2004*Hawaii State Convention 
Tuesday 1 June 2004*Alabama Primary1
*South Dakota Primary1
*Alabama Primary
*New Mexico Primary
South Dakota Primary (cancelled)
Friday 4 June - Saturday 5 June 2004 *Pennsylvania State Committee
*Virginia State Conventions
Friday 4 June - Sunday 6 June 2004 *Hawaii State Convention
Saturday 5 June 2004*Virginia State Convention
*Washington State Convention
*Minnesota State Convention
*Colorado State Convention
Sunday 6 June 2004Puerto Rico Caucus (cancelled)1 
Monday 7 June - Tuesday 8 June 2004 *Indiana State Convention
Tuesday 8 June 2004*Montana Primary1
*New Jersey Primary1
*New Jersey Primary
Thursday 10 June - Saturday 12 June 2004 *Montana State Convention
Friday 11 June 2004 *Iowa State Convention District Caucuses
Saturday 12 June 2004 *Iowa State Convention
Thursday 17 June - Sunday 20 June 2004*Idaho State Convention 
Saturday 19 June 2004*Texas State Convention 
Saturday 26 June 2004*Iowa State Convention*Nebraska State Convention

* Major event or National Convention delegates allocated.
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

Notes: Monday 1 March 2004: Democratic unpledged delegates are automatically selected.


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