The Green Papers
2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Iowa Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Monday 15 January 2024
President Preference Cards (Party run Primary): Tuesday 5 March 20241
County Conventions: Saturday 23 March 2024
District Conventions: Saturday 4 May 2024
State Convention: Saturday 15 June 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)40.0 100.00%6.0 100.00%46.0 100.00%46 100.00%
Total40.0 100.00%6.0 100.00%46.0 100.00%46 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DA DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MP MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UN UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY
 
Republican Convention
AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MP MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY
 
Iowa Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Iowa State and Local Government

 
 

2 December 2022: The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee moved Iowa out of the "pre-window" states.

Iowa Democratic Party Caucuses from the Iowa Democratic Party.

16 June 2023: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting found the mail-in presidential preference cards non-compliant as date of the party run primary tabulation is missing. The mail-in presidential preference cards deadline should be on or after 5 March 2024.

6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in conditional compliance. The results of the President Preference Cards (Party run Primary) will be announced on Tuesday 5 March 2024.

1 December 2023: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee discussed the 5 March Presidential Preference Card (party run primary). The Committee had no objections to the process.


There is no specific filing requirement for a presidential candidate in the Iowa delegate selection process.


   

Monday 15 January 2024: Iowa Precinct Caucuses. Hours begin at 7:00p CST (0100 UTC). The caucuses elect unbound delegates to the County Conventions. The date is to be the same as the Republican precinct caucuses.

8 July 2023: The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Iowa's Central Committee unanimously voted to hold the upcoming presidential caucus on 15 January 2024 from the Republican Party of Iowa.
 

Iowa registers voters by partisan affiliation, including a No-Party designation. Any Iowan registered as a Democrat is eligible to participate in the first step of the delegate selection process.

Tuesday 5 March 2024: Iowa President Preference Cards (Party run Primary). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention. The ballots are mailed on 12 January 2024 and voting continues through Tuesday 5 March 2024 (cards must be postmarked by this date).

President Preference Cards (Party run Primary)
Raw expression of presidential preference
Not used for delegate computation
Excluded from Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.  
Dean Benson Phillips  
Uncommitted  
Marianne Deborah Williamson  
Total 100.00%

State Delegate Equivalents are used to determine the allocation of all pledged delegates.

President Preference Cards (Party run Primary)
State Delegate Equivalents
Excluded from Nationwide vote.

CandidateState
Delegate
Equivalents
%
Total  
 

40 of 46 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Iowa President Preference Poll. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 26 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results in each of the State's 4 congressional districts.
  • 14 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the results statewide.
    • 9 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 5 Pledged PLEOs

President Preference Cards (Party run Primary)

Contest
 State
Delegate
Equivalents
Votes
Qualified
State
Delegate
Equivalents
Votes
Del
CD1  7
CD2  7
CD3  6
CD4  6
PLEO  5
At-Large  9
Total
Delegates
  40
 

Saturday 23 March 2024: County Conventions convene in each county to choose Congressional District delegates of which the county is a part as well as the county's delegates the Iowa State Democratic Convention.

 

Saturday 4 May 2024: District Conventions convene in each congressional district to elect the district's delegates to the Democratic National Convention according to the results of the Presidential Preference Cards. Hours begin at 9:00a CDT (1400 UTC).

 

Saturday 15 June 2024: The Iowa State Democratic Convention convenes. The State Convention elects the 9 At-Large and 5 PLEO of the Iowa's Pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention according to the results of the Presidential Preference Cards.

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 6 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

circa 13 April 2023: New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan has noted that if Iowa decides to use an all-mail caucus he will consider that a "similar election" to New Hampshire's primary and would trigger New Hampshire's law protecting their first presidential primary position. Reference

1 June 2023: Iowa Governor Kim Reynods signed HF 716 which states that voters must be physically present at presidential caucuses. 43.91 "Any person voting at a precinct caucus must be a person who is or will by the date of the next general election become an eligible elector....".

The Iowa Caucuses shall consist of an expression of presidential preference, conducted by mail, AND in-person precinct caucuses. The precinct caucuses will be held in accordance with Iowa Code (ICO 43.4) at least eight days prior to any other state's presidential nominating contest, on the same date as the Republican Caucuses. ... No expression of presidential preference is tabulated at the precinct caucuses. [Delegate Selection Plan from the Iowa Democratic Party, page 1 Section I. B. 1.] [this appears to be a multi-day party-run primary with an as of yet undetermined tabulation date -Ed]

 

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
  Constitution of the State of Iowa
Election Authority
  Iowa Secretary of State
Democratic
  Iowa Democratic Party
  Iowa House Democrats
  Iowa Senate Democrats
Media & others
  Blog for Iowa
  Caucus Iowa
  Dubuque Telegraph Herald
  Fort Madison Daily Democrat
  Globe Gazette - Mason City
  Iowa Farmer Today
  Iowa Independent
  Iowa Public Television - Johnston
  Iowa Starting Line
  Kalona News
  KCAU TV - ABC - Sioux Land Proud - Sioux City
  KCRG TV - ABC - Cedar Rapids - Iowa City - Dubuque
  KDSM TV - FOX - Des Moines
  KLJB TV - Fox - Davenport
  Politics1.com - Iowa
  Quad-Cities - Dispatch/Argus/Leader - Moline - Rock Island - Davenport
  Quad-City Times
  Radio Iowa
  Sioux City Journal
  The Bloomfield Democrat
  The Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs
  The Gazette - Cedar Rapids
  The Gazette - Cedar Rapids
  The Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier
  WHO TV - NBC - Des Moines
 


  Election 2024 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
  Presidential Candidates  
 
  States Alphabetically  
  Events Chronologically  
  Major Events Chronologically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
  Subscribe to iCalendar Feed  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
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  
....
  Estimating the Delegate Count  
....

 
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  
 
  (download)