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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
District of Columbia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Deadline for political parties to certify participation in primary: Thursday 7 December 2023
Candidate filing: Friday 12 January - Wednesday 6 March 2024
Pre-primary Caucus: Saturday 20 April 2024
Primary: Tuesday 4 June 20241
State Party Committee selects Pledged PLEO Delegates: Tuesday 11 June 2024
52 total delegate votes - 13 district / 5 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 32 Unpledged PLEOs
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2024 Delegate Selection Plan from the District of Columbia Democratic Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
2024 Elections from the District of Columbia Board of Elections.
Saturday 20 April 2024: Pre-primary Caucus. Call to order at 10am EDT, Adjournment at 2 pm EDT.
Delegate candidates who wish to be slated by Presidential Preference for the District delegate positions are elected at today's Pre-primary caucus. Statements of candidacy by Presidential Preference must be filed with the State Committee.
Delegate candidates who wish to be At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegate positions must file a statement of candidacy by Presidential Preference with the State Committee.
If a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates at the primary, but failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates at the pre-primary caucus, the members of the Democratic State Committee shall select the additional delegates at a later date.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in the District of Columbia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are permitted register on election day and declare their Party preference on their Voter Registration Card which is a public record.
20 of 52 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District of Columbia Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the municipal or district wide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
National Convention District delegates are slated at the pre-primary caucus and are selected by the D.C. Democratic State Party Committee beginning with the highest vote-getting presidential preference.
Tuesday 11 June 2024: State Party Committee selects Pledged PLEO Delegates. Hours reportedly begin at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).
National Convention Pledged PLEO are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 32 National Convention delegates consist of
These 32 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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