The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates and delegate counts associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2020 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2024.
References: Call for Convention for the 2024 Democratic National Convention (10 September 2022) and Delegate Selection Rules for the 2024 Democratic National Convention (10 September 2022).
Delegate selection primaries, caucuses, and conventions will begin on the first Tuesday in March (5 March 2024 [Delegate Selection Rules 12.A.]) and end on the second Tuesday in June (11 June 2024). States are required to complete their process by Saturday 22 June 2024 [Call Article III]. However,
On 2 December 2022, the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee announced their recommendations for the "pre-window" 2024 Presidential Primary states.
The remaining states can begin on the first Tuesday in March (5 March 2024) through the second Tuesday in June (11 June).
By 5 January 2023, each of the early states must show that they are taking the necessary steps to meet the above dates. If they fail to do so, they will be required to move to the 5 March to 11 June window.
All states must submit their delegate selection plans for their "first determining step" by 1 March 2023. The full Delegate Selection Plans are due 3 May 2023.
The DNC will consider the proposal for ratification in February 2023.
A table listing the start date for each state is found here.
Delegate Allocation Overview
The pledged delegate "base" allocation is determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2012, 2016, and 2020; and the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2020 census. Jurisdictions beginning their process later in the cycle and neighboring states that concurrently begin their process (aka "clustering") receive bonus delegates [Call to Convention I.].
The unpledged PLEO Democratic (aka Automatic) Delegates consist of Democratic Governors (and the Mayor of DC), Democratic U.S. House members, Democratic U.S. Senators (and the Statehood Senators of DC); DNC members; and distinguished party leaders (current and former Democratic Presidents, Democratic leadership of the U.S. House and Senate, and Chairpersons of the DNC) [Call to Convention IV.B.1.].
Elections, appointments, and deaths from now until the 2024 convention roll call will keep the unpledged delegate count in flux.
Click here to skip to the current allocation.
Computation of (intermediate) Base Votes
Some of our base delegate base votes ("TGP Base Votes") are different from those produced by the DNC ("DNC Base Votes"). The differences are noted by a strike through.
|Bonus Base Votes|
|District of Columbia||267,070||282,830||317,323||3||867,223||0.004071||3||0.005576||0.004823||15||15||2||2||3||4||5|
Jurisdictions without electoral votes.
|Bonus Base Votes|
|American Samoa||American Samoa has 6 at-large delegate votes.||6||6||1||1||1||2||2|
|Democrats Abroad||Democrats Abroad has 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegate votes.||12||12||1||2||2||3||4|
|Guam||Guam has 6 at-large delegate votes.||6||6||1||1||1||2||2|
|Northern Marianas||Northern Marianas has 6 pledged and 5 unpledged (DNC member) delegate votes.||6||6||1||1||1||2||2|
|Puerto Rico||Puerto Rico has 44 base votes.||44||44||4||7||9||11||15|
|Unassigned||Unassigned has no pledged and a discretionary number of unpledged delegate votes as determined by the party leadership.||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Virgin Islands||The Virgin Islands has 6 at-large delegate votes.||6||6||1||1||1||2||2|
|Non Electoral Vote|
Computation of Delegate Votes
The 50 States and Puerto Rico are allocated District, At-Large, and PLEO delegates as follows [Delegate Selection Rules: Rule 8. C., D.; Call to Convention: I. D.]:
American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands are allocated 6 At-Large Delegate Votes. [Call I. E.]
Democrats Abroad is directly allocated 12 at-large and 1 pledged PLEO delegates. [Call I. E.]
Puerto Rico is directly allocated 44 base delegate votes. [Call I. E.]
Bonus delegate votes are awarded as pledged District and At-Large Delegate Votes.
Bonus delegates are awarded to
The bonus is awarded as a percentage of the pledged delegate base allocation in additional district and at-large delegates. The bonus does NOT apply to unpledged delegates.
The Presidential nomination cycle is divided into several stages:
The bonus is computed as (Base × percentage) then rounded to the nearest whole number.
Example: If a state has 10 Base Votes and receives a Stage 3 bonus (20%) and a Cluster bonus (15%), the state would receive a 35% bonus-- 4 additional delegate votes.
Splitting bonus delegates between the District and At-Large categories.
Delegate Selection Rule 21.C.1. - Sanctions
If a jurisdiction begins their delegate selection process before the "window", that jurisdiction's pledged delegate allocation is reduced by 50% and their unpledged delegates are not allowed to vote at the National Convention.
If a candidate campaigns in violation of the "window" that candidate may receive neither pledged delegates nor delegate votes from the state where the violation occurred.
Text of Rule 21.C.1.
Distribution of District Delegates between Districts
Each congressional or legislative district is apportioned a percentage of the District delegates based on Democratic performance in that district. The formula is decided by the state and is some combination of (1) the vote for Democratic candidates in the two most recent presidential elections; (2) the vote for the Democratic candidates in the most recent presidential and gubernatorial elections; and (3) Democratic party registration/enrollment [Delegate Selection Rules, Rule 8. A.].
A table, to be added at future time, will detail the date of each jurisdiction's 2024 First Determining Step, the corresponding stage (I, II, or III), and its clustering status.
The Bonus Delegate Detail shows the number of delegates each jurisdiction would receive with No Bonus, Stage I with Clustering, Stage II, Stage II with Clustering, Stage III, and Stage III with Clustering. The current bonus is shown in black with other options in gray.
Automatic (formerly Unpledged) Delegates
About 1 in 6 of the delegate votes at the convention will come from "automatic" (a.k.a. "unpledged", "unbound", or "Superdelegates"). These delegates serve because of the office they hold or office(s) they have held. The presidential preference of these delegates is not a factor in their selection as delegates. Automatic delegates are [Call for Convention: I. F., G., H., J.]:
These "Automatic" delegates go to the Convention officially "Unpledged" (that is, not committed- ahead of time- to vote for any particular presidential contender), though it is well known that many- if not most- of these may very well be privately supporting a presidential contender.
If an Automatic delegates is elected as a Pledged delegate, that individual will serve as a Pledged and not as an Automatic delegate.
The number of "Automatic" delegates to the Democratic National Convention is subject to change due to deaths, resignations from office (for those PLEOs who hold an elective office) or accession- by a Democrat- to an elective office through an intervening election or special election. In addition, any Automatic PLEO who shall subsequently become a Pledged PLEO may further alter the number of Automatic National Convention delegates within a given delegation.
Awarding Delegates to candidates
During the primaries, caucuses, and conventions delegates are "won" by candidates as follows:
|Pledged Delegate Votes||Unpledged Delegate Votes||(sort)
|11||District of Columbia||11||4||2||17||24||2||1||1||28||45|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (70.5 rounded to 71), At-Large (23.5 rounded to 23).|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (31.5 rounded to 32), At-Large (10.5 rounded to 10).|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (52.5 rounded to 53), At-Large (17.5 rounded to 17).|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (76.5 rounded to 77), At-Large (25.5 rounded to 25).|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (22.5 rounded to 23), At-Large (7.5 rounded to 7).|
|The PLEO Delegate Votes (14 base delegates × 0.15 = 2.1) was rounded to 3.|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (82.5 rounded to 83), At-Large (27.5 rounded to 27).|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (13.5 rounded to 14), At-Large (4.5 rounded to 4).|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (19.5 rounded to 20), At-Large (6.5 rounded to 6).|
|Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders who was elected as an Independent in 2012 and 2018 is counted as a Democratic Unpledged PLEO.|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (64.5 rounded to 65), At-Large (21.5 rounded to 21).|
|Rounding was done to favor the District Delegates: District (7.5 rounded to 8), At-Large (2.5 rounded to 2).|
"In a relative handful of cases, a Member of Congress or a Governor is also a member of the Democratic National Committee (in some of these cases, such as that of the Democrats' Congressional Leaders- House Minority Leader and Senate Majority Leader- Members of Congress are DNC members ex-officio; in other cases, however, they represent various associated committees or organizations affiliated with the DNC: for example, U.S. Senators sit on the DNC as representatives of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee- likewise, Congressmen and Governors sit on the DNC as representatives of, respectively, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Governors' Association); the Democratic Party lists these Unpledged PLEOs who are DNC members as well as holders of elective office solely as DNC members (in other words, as far as the Party is concerned, these people are "Party Leaders" more than "Elected Officials"). However, it is the considered opinion of "The Green Papers" that the average user of this web site is going to think of these few Unpledged PLEOs who are in the unique position of being both PLs AND EOs more in terms of their elected office than their DNC membership: as a result, "The Green Papers" has "converted" DNC members who happen also to be Governors, Senators and Representatives to their political office from their DNC membership. Therefore, the breakdown in each state or other jurisdiction of Unpledged PLEOs as posted on "The Green Papers" may differ somewhat from that put out by the Democratic Party itself: where this is the case, it is so indicated on the appropriate DEMOCRAT page for the affected state or other jurisdiction."
Replacing Automatic Delegates
Automatic delegates shall not be entitled to a replacement, nor shall the state be entitled to a replacement, except under the following conditions:
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