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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Deadline for political parties to certify participation in primary: Monday 4 December 2023
Candidate filing deadline: Friday 2 February 2024
Primary: Tuesday 2 April 20241
Delegate Selection Caucus: Saturday 13 April 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)19.0 100.00%15.0 100.00%34.0 100.00%34 100.00%
Total19.0 100.00%15.0 100.00%34.0 100.00%34 100.00%

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Delaware Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Delaware State and Local Government

 
 

There will not be a Democratic Presidential Primary in Delaware in 2024. Only 1 Democratic Party candidate filed to appear on Delaware's 2024 Democratic Presidential Primary ballot, and, therefore, no Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election will be held, pursuant to 15 Del. C. §3183 (c).

Delegate Selection Plan from the Delaware Democratic Party.

28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.

6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in full compliance.


Candidate List from the Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware.


Presidential candidates gain ballot by qualifying for federal matching funds or by submitting a petition to the state Elections Commissioner by 2 February 2024. [Delaware Code Title 15, Chapter 31, Subsection V, § 3183 and § 3184].


   

Participation in Delaware's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered to vote as Democrats.

"Pursuant to Delaware State Law, if the Delaware Democratic Party submits the name of only one Presidential Candidate, and no other candidates file for the ballot, the state run Presidential Primary shall be cancelled. Write-in candidates are not permitted.

Tuesday 2 April 2024: Delaware Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.  
Total 100.00%
 

19 of 34 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Delaware Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the "subdivision" or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • Delaware, having only 1 Congressional District, has chosen to allocate their "District" delegates by City and County: 12 "subdivision level delegates" are allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in four "subdivisions": Kent County, Sussex County, New Castle County (portions of the county within the state's largest city Wilmington), and New Castle County (portions of the county outside of Wilmington).
  • 7 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 5 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
City of Wilmington  1
Rural New Castle County
(except Wilmington)
  6
Kent County  2
Sussex County  2
PLEO  2
At-Large  5
Total
Delegates
  18
 

Saturday 13 April 2024: Delegate Selection Caucus in Dover. These delegates are elected by the Representative District level caucuses.

National Convention Subdivision ("District") level are elected according to the results of the primary. Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a quorum of subdivision-level National Convention delegates according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 15 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 15 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 10 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 3 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (President and former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.)

These 15 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

21 July 2023: (SB 140) SB 149 was signed on by Governor John Charles Carney, Jr. (Democratic). The Presidential Primary is moved from the 4th to the 1st Tuesday in April (2 April 2024) for 2024 only.

 

Notes

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.

 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended
Election Authority
  Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Delaware General Assembly
Democratic
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Media & others
  Cape Gazette - Lewes
  Delaware Grapevine
  delaware online
  Delaware State News - Dover
  Newark Post - Elkton
  Politics1.com - Delaware
  WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury
  WDEL AM - Wilmington
  WDOV AM - FOX - Dover
  WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth
  WILM AM - Wilmington
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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
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Delegate Counts
  Democratic Pledged and Unpledged Summary   --   Republican Pledged and Unpledged Summary  
  Democratic Hard and Soft Summary   --   Republican Hard and Soft Summary  
Commentary: THE TIES THAT BIND-- OR DO THEY? or, Politicus Unbound
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses   --   Republican Timing Penalties  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Selection and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retrieved  
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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