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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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.
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Mettings: Wednesday 6 March 2024 (presumably)
Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary): Saturday 6 April 2024 (presumably)1
State Convention: Saturday 25 May - Sunday 26 May 2024 (presumably)
Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
31 total delegate votes - 14 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Wednesday 6 March 2024 (presumably): Hawaii Precinct Mettings. Precinct level delegates are elected to the State Convention.
Participation in Hawai'i's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as registered Democrats. The State of Hawaii does not conduct registration by party. Voting in the Democratic Party of Hawaii elections, including the Delegate Selection Process, requires membership in the Democratic Party of Hawaii and proof of voter registration.
Vote by mail is from 5 March to 30 March. The Party-run Presidential Preference Poll offers same-day registration.
Saturday 6 April 2024 (presumably): Hawaii Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary). Hours reportedly 7:00a-3:00p HAST (1700-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. The ballot uses ranked choice with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice with a 15% viability threshold. If a candidate has officially ended their candidacy, the voter's next choice (recursively) is tallied.
Beginning with the candidate who received the smallest number of votes, votes cast for candidates who fall below the 15% threshold are eliminated and the voter's next choice is tallied. The process continues until all candidates have at least 15% of the vote.
22 of 31 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed today's Hawaii Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary). A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the Congressional District Level or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 25 May - Sunday 26 May 2024 (presumably): Hawai'i Democratic State Convention convenes. National Convention District-level delegates are elected according to the party-run Preference Poll by the state Convention delegates on the first day. National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the State Central Committee on the second day.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 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.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• The Constitution of the State of Hawaii|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Hawaii State Legislature|
|• Hawai'i Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Akaku - Maui Community Television|
|• Hawai'i Free Press - Hilo|
|• Hawaii Reporter - Honolulu|
|• Hawaii Tribune Herald - Hilo|
|• Honolulu Civil Beat|
|• Honolulu Magazine|
|• Ka Leo O Hawai'i - University of Hawai'i at Manoa|
|• KGMB TV - CBS - Honolulu|
|• KHNL TV - NBC - Honolulu|
|• KHON TV - Fox - Honolulu|
|• Maui News|
|• MauiTime Weekly|
|• Politics1.com - Hawaii|
|• Star Advertiser - Honolulu|
|• West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona|
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