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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 and labeled "(presumably)" or "Circa".
Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing deadline: Friday 15 March 2024
County Caucuses: Thursday 23 May 20241
State Convention: Saturday 22 June 2024
24 total delegate votes - 13 district / 4 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
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National Delegate Selection Plan from the Idaho Democratic Party.
14 September 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in conditional compliance.
30 March 2023: H 138 was signed into law by Governor Brad Little (Republican). HB 138 was thought to consolidate the presidential primary with the state Primary so that all primary elections are held on the 3rd Tuesday in May ... but it does not specifically add a Presidential Primary to the state primary on the 3rd Tuesday in May so it effectively eliminates the Presidential Primary. [Idaho Statutes Title 34 Chapter 1. 34-102.]
circa 19 April 2023: The Idaho legislature adjourned without restoring the Idaho presidential primary.
5 May 2023: A Message from the Chair: Presidential Primary Mess Needs a Legislative Fix from Lauren Necochea, Idaho Democratic Party Chair.
8 May 2023: Idaho is planning for a caucus in 2024.
19 May 2023 Idaho Democratic Party post draft plan with the disclaimer: "On March 30th, Governor Little signed HB 138, which moved Idaho's Presidential Primary back to May. Due to an issue in the bill Idaho’s Primary has mistakenly been eliminated altogether. Due to this the Idaho Dems have written a caucus plan for the 2024 delegate election. It is our hope that the legislature will fix this issue. Due to this this plan is highly likely to change."
29 June 2023: Plan updated.
6 September 2023: Idaho Senate reaches support for special session on presidential primary from the Idaho Capital Sun.
Participation in Idaho State's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All citizens who reside in Idaho, and publicly declare themselves to be participating as Democrats and that they will not participate in the nominating process of any other party.
Thursday 23 May 2024: Idaho County Caucuses. Hours 11:00a-2:00p MDT / 10:00a-1:00p PDT (1700-2000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention. County Caucuses also choose delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention.
20 of 24 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 22 June 2024: The Idaho State Democratic Convention in Moscow. Hours reportedly 2:00p-6:00p PDT (2100-0100 UTC). 20 Pledged National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the County Caucuses.
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 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|
|• Idaho Secretary of State Election Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Idaho Legislature|
|• Idaho Legislature|
|• Idaho Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Coeur d'Alene Press|
|• Idaho Press-Tribune|
|• Idaho Public Television|
|• KIFI TV - ABC - Idaho Falls|
|• KMVT TV-11 (CBS - Twin Falls)|
|• KTVB TV - NBC - Boise|
|• Moscow-Pullman Daily News|
|• Pocatello Idaho State Journal|
|• Politics1.com - Idaho|
|• South Idaho Press|
|• The Challis Messenger|
|• The Lewiston Tribune|
|• The Times-News - Twin Falls|
|• Wood River Journal - Hailey|
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