|The Green Papers|
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: Thursday 4 January - Friday 5 January 2024
Primary: Tuesday 19 March 20241
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 29 April 2024
174 total delegate votes - 96 district / 32 at large; 19 Pledged PLEOs; 27 Unpledged PLEOs
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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 filing: 4-5 January 2024. Petitions may be circulated beginning 7 October 2023.
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.
147 of 174 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.
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 27 National Convention delegates consist of
These 27 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.
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Illinois Constitution|
|• Illinois State Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Illinois General Assembly|
|• Republican Caucus|
|• Democratic Party of Illinois|
|Media & others|
|• Benton Evening News|
|• Carmi Times|
|• Chicago Sun-Times|
|• Chicago Tribune|
|• Daily Herald - Arlington Heights|
|• Du Quoin Evening Call|
|• Herald & Review - Decatur|
|• Illinois Times - Springfield|
|• Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - Mattoon|
|• NewsLink.org - Illinois|
|• Pioneer Press - Chicago|
|• Politics1.com - Illinois|
|• Sauk Valley - Dixon - Sterling - Rock Flats|
|• St. Louis Post-Dispatch (STLtoday.com)|
|• Star Publications - Tinley Park|
|• Suburban Chicago Newspapers|
|• The Capitol Fax Blog|
|• The Daily Journal - Kankakee|
|• The Daily Register - Harrisburg|
|• The Journal - Chicago's Northwest Suburbs|
|• The News-Gazette - Champaign - Urbana|
|• The Pantagraph - Bloomington-Normal|
|• The Quincy Herald-Whig|
|• The Southern Illinoisan - Carbondale|
|• The Zephyr - Galesburg|
|• WBBM TV - CBS - Chicago|
|• WBEZ - Chicago Public Radio|
|• WEEK TV - NBC - East Peoria|
|• WLS TV - ABC - Chicago|
|• WMAQ TV - NBC - Chicago|
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