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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing: by 20 November with municipal clerks, by 1 December with Secretary of State: Sunday 1 October - Friday 1 December 2023
Deadline for political parties to certify participation in primary: Monday 2 October 2023
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 2024
District Caucuses / State Convention: Friday 26 April - Saturday 27 April 2024
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
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Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)20 100.00%20 100.00%20 100.00%
Total20 100.00%20 100.00%20 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Maine Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Maine State and Local Government

 
 

9 May 2022: LD 231, which allows independents to select a partisan primary ballot, without having to join the party, became law without Governor Janet Mills (Democratic)'s signature.

Presidential candidates may begin collecting petition signatures on 1 October 2023, must submit them to the municipal clerks by 20 November, and must file them with the Secretary of State by 1 December. Write-ins are allowed providing they file 60 days before the primary.

The Republican party must certify with the Maine Elections Division by 1 October 2023, whether they will have a presidential primary.

Upcoming Elections from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.

5 September 2023: Federal Lawsuit to determine if former President Donald Trump is eligible under the 14th amendment to run for President. Castro v Bellows, 1:23-cv-00335-JAW.

Rules and By-Laws from the Maine Republican Party.

Maine Republicans to ignore ranked-choice voting in 2024 presidential primary from the Bangor Daily News.

Maine GOP Will Nullify RCV In Presidential Primary from the Maine Republican Party.

The party will use the 1st round of voting to allocate delegates instead of the final ranked-choice tabulation.

List of Presidential Primary candidates as of Dec. 1 filing deadline from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.

28 December 2023: Maine Secretary of State disqualifies former President Trump from the Presidential Primary Ballot. Decision is stayed pending Judicial Review.


   

Participation in Maine's delegate selection process is open to all registered voters who at least 18 years old on the general election date and are enrolled in the Republican Party or not enrolled. Residents who are enrolled in another party must change their affiliation at least 15 days before the primary. A resident who is unregistered or not enrolled in any party may register to vote on the day of the primary.

Tuesday 5 March 2024: Maine Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town. Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Ryan L. Binkley  
Ronald Dion "Ron" DeSantis  
Nimarata Randhaw "Nikki" Haley  
Vivek Ganapathy Ramaswamy  
Donald John Trump  
Total 100.00%
 

All 20 of Maine's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Maine Presidential Primary. [Rules of the Maine Republican Party 5.0]

  • Statewide primary results will determine the number of delegates each candidate receives to the national convention. The party will use the 1st round of voting to allocate delegates. If any one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, that contender receives all of Maine's delegates. [Rules of the Maine Republican Party 5.2(b)]
  • Otherwise, delegates will be allocated to candidates who receive 20% or more of the vote; if no candidate receives at least 20% of the vote, the threshold is reduced to 5% of the vote. [Rules of the Maine Republican Party 5.2(a)]
  • Starting with the candidate who received the most votes, the candidate's vote is multiplied by the total number of delegates and divided by the total number of votes cast for all candidates receiving in excess of the threshold. The result is rounded up to the next whole number. Repeat the process for each remaining candidate in descending order until all delegates are allocated. [Rules of the Maine Republican Party 5.2(c)] Sections 5.2(c) and (d) use conflicting rounding formulas.
  • The proportional delegate allocation shall be rounded to the nearest whole delegate. In the event that a delegate is unallocated due to rounding, the unallocated delegate vote shall be cast in favor of the candidate closest to the rounding threshold. In the event that delegates are over-allocated due to rounding, the over-allocated delegate shall be removed from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold. [Rules of the Maine Republican Party 5.2(d)] Sections 5.2(c) and (d) use conflicting rounding formulas.

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
Statewide  20
Total
Delegates
  20

Delegates are bound for the 1st ballot. If a Presidential candidate withdraws, the delegates bound to that candidate become unbound. [Rules of the Maine Republican Party 5.2(a and e)]

 

Friday 26 April - Saturday 27 April 2024: District Caucuses and State Convention. The National Convention delegates are elected, according to the results of the Presidential Primary, during the 2nd day of the State Convention.

  • 6 district delegates are elected by caucus participants-- 3 from each of Maine's 2 Congressional districts.
  • 11 delegates are elected by the Maine State Convention as a whole.
  • 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Maine's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
 

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.

 

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  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
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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  
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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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