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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing: Thursday 4 January - Friday 5 January 2024
Primary: Tuesday 19 March 20241
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 29 April 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)147.0 100.00%30.0 100.00%177.0 100.00%177 100.00%
Total147.0 100.00%30.0 100.00%177.0 100.00%177 100.00%

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Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Illinois.

16 June 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.

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


Presidential candidate petitions may be circulated beginning 7 October 2023.

Election Calendar and Candidate Filing from the State Board of Elections.


   

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Participation in Illinois' delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters declare their affiliation by requesting a Democratic Primary Election ballot at the polls. Illinois does not require prior declarations of party affiliation as a pre-requisite to participating in the Primary Election. Write-in Presidential candidates are permitted.

Tuesday 19 March 2024: Illinois Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p CDT (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

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

147 of 177 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Illinois Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15% 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.

  • 96 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district.
  • 51 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 32 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 19 Pledged PLEOs

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  7
CD2  6
CD3  6
CD4  5
CD5  8
CD6  6
CD7  8
CD8  5
CD9  7
CD10  6
CD11  5
CD12  3
CD13  6
CD14  5
CD15  4
CD16  4
CD17  5
PLEO  19
At-Large  32
Total
Delegates
  147
 

National Convention District level delegates appear on the primary ballot. Delegate candidates must file nominating petitions, a Statement of Candidacy, and a Presidential Preference form with Illinois State Board of Elections. Presidential candidates are given the opportunity to remove any of their delegate candidates prior to date the Illinois State Board of Elections certifies the Primary ballot. The Delegates are selected from the highest vote-getters.

 

Monday 29 April 2024: National Convention delegation meeting.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at State Party headquarters by a quorum of the district-level delegates according the the results of the primary.

The remaining 30 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 30 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 12 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 16 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 14 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former President Barack Hussein Obama).

These 30 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

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.

 

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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 Binding 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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