2008 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions

Donkey and Elephant Democratic

Saturday 1 March 2008: Automatic selection of unpledged delegates
Saturday 31 May 2008: Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting
*Monday 25 August - Thursday 28 August 2008: 45th Democratic National Convention

Monday 1 September - Thursday 4 September 2008: 39th Republican National Convention
Tuesday 1 January - Monday 14 January 2008 West Virginia State Presidential Convention Delegates Selected
Thursday 3 January 2008*Iowa Caucus1*Iowa Caucus
Saturday 5 January 2008 *Wyoming County Conventions
Tuesday 8 January 2008*New Hampshire Primary1*New Hampshire Primary
Tuesday 15 January 2008*Michigan Primary1*Michigan Primary
Saturday 19 January 2008*Nevada Precinct Caucuses1*Nevada Precinct Caucus
*South Carolina Primary
Tuesday 22 January 2008 Louisiana District Caucuses
Friday 25 January - Thursday 7 February 2008 Hawaii Precinct Caucuses
Saturday 26 January 2008*South Carolina Party-run Primary1 
Tuesday 29 January 2008*Florida Primary1*Florida Primary
Friday 1 February - Sunday 3 February 2008 *Maine Municipal Caucuses
Tuesday 5 February 2008*Alaska Precinct / House District Caucuses1
*Alabama Primary1
*Arkansas Primary1
*American Samoa Territorial Caucus1
*Arizona Primary1
*California Primary1
*Colorado Precinct Caucus1
*Connecticut Primary1
*Delaware Primary1
*Georgia Primary1
*Idaho County Caucus1
*Illinois Primary1
*Kansas Local Unit Conventions1
*Massachusetts Primary1
*Minnesota Precinct Caucuses1
*Missouri Primary1
*North Dakota Precinct Caucuses1
*New Jersey Primary1
*New Mexico Party-run Primary1
*New York Primary1
*Oklahoma Primary1
*Tennessee Primary1
*Utah Primary1
*Alabama Primary
*Arkansas Primary
*Arizona Primary
*California Primary
*Colorado Precinct Caucuses
*Connecticut Primary
*Delaware Primary
*Georgia Primary
*Illinois Primary
*Massachusetts Primary
*Minnesota Precinct Caucuses / non-binding straw poll
*Missouri Primary
*Montana Caucus
*North Dakota Caucus
*New Jersey Primary
*New York Primary
*Oklahoma Primary
*Tennessee Primary
*Utah Primary
*West Virginia State Presidential Convention
Tuesday 5 February - Saturday 9 February 2008 *Alaska District Conventions
Northern Marianas Precinct Caucuses
Tuesday 5 February - Tuesday 12 February 2008*Democrats Abroad Local Caucuses / Primary1 
Thursday 7 February 2008 Michigan County Conventions
Saturday 9 February 2008*Louisiana Primary1
*Nebraska Precinct Caucus1
*Virgin Islands Territorial Convention1
*Washington Precinct Caucuses1
*Kansas Caucuses
*Louisiana Primary
*Washington Precinct Caucuses
Sunday 10 February 2008*Maine Municipal Caucuses1 
Tuesday 12 February 2008*District of Columbia Primary1
*Maryland Primary1
*Virginia Primary1
*District of Columbia Primary
*Maryland Primary
*Virginia Primary
Friday 15 February - Saturday 16 February 2008 Michigan Congressional Caucuses / State Convention
Saturday 16 February 2008 Georgia Precinct Mass Meetings
Louisiana State Convention
Tuesday 19 February 2008*Hawaii Precinct Caucus1
Washington Non-binding primary
*Wisconsin Primary1
*Washington Primary
*Wisconsin Primary
Tuesday 19 February - Friday 14 March 2008North Dakota Legislative District Conventions 
Wednesday 20 February - Monday 17 March 2008Colorado County Assemblies and Conventions 
Friday 22 February - Saturday 15 March 2008 Minnesota BPOU Conventions
Saturday 23 February 2008Mississippi Precinct Meetings
Nevada County Conventions
Oklahoma State Convention
South Carolina Precinct Meetings
*American Samoa Territorial Caucus
*Northern Marianas Commonwealth Convention
Sunday 24 February 2008 *Puerto Rico Territorial Caucus
March - April 2008 (tentative date) Virginia Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, Conventions
Saturday 1 March 2008Alabama State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting*Tennessee State Executive Committee
Tuesday 4 March 2008*Ohio Primary1
*Rhode Island Primary1
*Texas Primary1
*Vermont Primary1
*Ohio Primary
*Rhode Island Primary
*Texas Primary
*Vermont Primary
Saturday 8 March 2008*Arkansas Special State Convention
Arizona Regional Caucuses
*Wyoming County Caucuses1
*Guam Territorial Caucus
Iowa County Conventions
Puerto Rico Territorial Convention
Monday 10 March - Monday 7 April 2008 Delaware Delegate Selection Meetings
Tuesday 11 March 2008*Mississippi Primary1*Mississippi Primary
Thursday 13 March - Saturday 15 March 2008 *Alaska Convention
Saturday 15 March 2008Iowa County Conventions
Mississippi County Conventions
Tennessee State Executive Committee
Georgia County Conventions / Precinct Mass Meetings
Nevada County Conventions
Saturday 15 March - Friday 11 April 2008*Democrats Abroad Regional Caucuses 
Wednesday 19 March 2008Connecticut Post Primary Caucus 
Saturday 22 March - Saturday 3 May 2008 (tentative date) Washington County Conventions
Wednesday 26 March 2008Connecticut State Central Committee 
Friday 28 March - Sunday 30 March 2008 North Dakota State Convention
Saturday 29 March 2008Texas County and Senate District Conventions 
Saturday 29 March - Saturday 19 April 2008 *Minnesota District Conventions
Thursday 3 April 2008*District of Columbia State Party Committee 
Friday 4 April - Sunday 6 April 2008North Dakota State Convention 
Saturday 5 April 2008Delaware State Convention
Florida Florida Democratic Party State Executive Committee
*Missouri State Committee
Washington Legislative District Caucuses
*Virgin Islands Territorial Caucus
Saturday 5 April - Saturday 19 April 2008 (tentative date) Arizona District and Country Conventions
Saturday 5 April - Saturday 26 April 2008 North Carolina District Conventions
Saturday 5 April - Saturday 3 May 2008Mississippi Congressional District Conventions 
Sunday 6 April 2008Wisconsin County Caucuses 
Saturday 12 April 2008*Democrats Abroad Global Convention
Kansas District Conventions
Thursday 17 April 2008New Jersey State Committee 
Saturday 19 April 2008Arizona State Convention
Michigan District Conventions
New Mexico District Conventions
Washington County Conventions and Legislative District Caucuses
Georgia District Conventions
Iowa District Statutory Caucus
Tuesday 22 April 2008*Pennsylvania Primary1*Pennsylvania Primary
Friday 25 April - Saturday 17 May 2008 (tentative date) Colorado County Assemblies
Saturday 26 April 2008*Iowa District Conventions
New Hampshire Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting
New Mexico State Central Committee
*Nevada District Meetings and State Convention
Thursday 1 May 2008*Maryland State Democratic Central Committee Meeting
New York State Committee
Friday 2 May - Saturday 3 May 2008 Delaware State Convention
Saturday 3 May 2008*Guam Territorial Caucus (Party run primary)1
Louisiana State Convention
South Carolina State Convention
Arkansas Special District Convention
*Maine District Caucuses and State Convention
Saturday 3 May - Friday 16 May 2008*Colorado District Conventions 
Sunday 4 May 2008Wisconsin Congressional District Caucuses 
Monday 5 May 2008Illinois National Convention delegation meeting 
Tuesday 6 May 2008*Indiana Primary1
*North Carolina Primary1
*Indiana Primary
*North Carolina Primary
Friday 9 May - Saturday 10 May 2008Utah State ConventionMississippi State Convention
Friday 9 May - Saturday 24 May 2008 (tentative date) Virginia District Conventions
Saturday 10 May 2008Massachusetts State Committee and National Convention Delegate Meeting
Missouri State Convention
Ohio State Executive Committee
Arizona District Caucus and State Convention
Utah State Convention
Tuesday 13 May 2008Nebraska Advisory Primary
*West Virginia Primary1
Nebraska Primary
*West Virginia Primary
Friday 16 May - Saturday 17 May 2008 Georgia State Convention
Friday 16 May - Sunday 18 May 2008 *Hawaii State Convention
Saturday 17 May 2008*Colorado State Convention
*Kansas State Convention
*Washington Congressional District Caucuses
Saturday 17 May - Sunday 18 May 2008*Nevada State Convention 
Sunday 18 May 2008*California Delegation Meeting 
Tuesday 20 May 2008*Kentucky Primary1
*Oregon Primary1
*Kentucky Primary
*Oregon Primary
Tuesday 20 May - Wednesday 21 May 2008 (tentative date) *New York State Committee
Thursday 22 May 2008 (tentative date) *Kansas State Party Committee Meeting
Friday 23 May - Sunday 25 May 2008Hawaii State Convention 
Saturday 24 May 2008*Alaska State Party Convention
Georgia State Committee Meeting
Vermont State Convention
*Wyoming State Convention
Saturday 24 May - Saturday 7 June 2008 (tentative date) *Colorado District Conventions
Tuesday 27 May 2008Idaho Non-binding Primary*Idaho Primary
Thursday 29 May - Saturday 31 May 2008 *Minnesota State Convention
*Washington State Convention
Friday 30 May - Saturday 31 May 2008 Virginia State Convention
*Wyoming Convention
Saturday 31 May 2008 *Colorado State Convention
Saturday 31 May - Sunday 1 June 2008*Maine State Convention. 
Sunday 1 June 2008*Puerto Rico Primary1 
Sunday 1 June - Monday 2 June 2008 *Indiana State Convention
Sunday 1 June - Tuesday 10 June 2008Nebraska County Conventions 
Tuesday 3 June 2008*Montana Primary1
*South Dakota Primary1
Montana Advisory Primary
New Jersey Election of Delegates
*New Mexico Primary
*South Dakota Primary
Tuesday 3 June 2008 (tentative date)Florida Do-over Primary (cancelled) 
Friday 6 June 2008 *Pennsylvania Summer Meeting
Friday 6 June - Saturday 7 June 2008*Texas State Convention 
Friday 6 June - Sunday 8 June 2008Minnesota State ConventionNorth Carolina State Convention
Saturday 7 June 2008Kentucky State Convention
Mississippi State Convention
Pennsylvania State Committee
Vermont National Convention Delegate Meeting
*Illinois Convention
Sunday 8 June 2008Montana State Convention 
Thursday 12 June - Saturday 14 June 2008*Idaho State ConventionIdaho State Convention
Texas State Convention
Friday 13 June 2008Wisconsin State Convention 
Friday 13 June - Saturday 14 June 2008West Virginia State Convention & Executive Committee 
Friday 13 June - Sunday 15 June 2008*Washington State Convention 
Saturday 14 June 2008Iowa State Convention postponed
*Michigan State Central Committee
Virginia State Convention
Arkansas State Committee Meeting
Iowa State Convention postponed
*New Mexico State Republican Convention
Thursday 19 June 2008Rhode Island State Executive Committee 
Friday 20 June - Saturday 21 June 2008Indiana State Convention 
Friday 20 June - Sunday 22 June 2008*Nebraska State Convention 
Saturday 21 June 2008North Carolina State Convention
Oregon State Convention
Puerto Rico Democratic Assembly
Saturday 28 June 2008*Iowa State Convention
South Dakota State Party Central Committee
Nevada Rump State Convention
Friday 11 July - Saturday 12 July 2008 *Iowa State Convention
Saturday 12 July 2008 *Nebraska State Convention
Oregon District Conventions
Saturday 26 July 2008 *Nevada State Convention
August 2008Unassigned To be determined 

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

Notes: Saturday 1 March 2008: Democratic unpledged delegates are automatically selected.


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