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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing deadline: Tuesday 12 December 2023
Party submits list of candidates to Secretary of State: Tuesday 2 January 2024
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 27 February 2024
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 20241
Organizing Unit Conventions: Saturday 9 March - Sunday 21 April 2024
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 4 May - Sunday 12 May 2024
State Convention: Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)75.0 100.00%18.0 100.00%93.0 100.00%93 100.00%
Total75.0 100.00%18.0 100.00%93.0 100.00%93 100.00%

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Minnesota Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Minnesota State and Local Government

 
 

National Delegate Selection Plan from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party.

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

6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting again found this plan in conditional compliance.

Presidential Primary from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Sample ballot from the Minnesota Secretary of State.


   

Participants in the Precinct Caucuses must consider themselves a member of the DFL Party and not an active member of any other political party.

Tuesday 27 February 2024: Minnesota Precinct Caucuses. Hours begin at 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).

Delegates are elected to the Organizing Unit Conventions.

 

Minnesota has same-day registration and does not have registration by party. Party preference is declared when requesting a primary ballot, and the preference is publicly recorded.

The Presidential Primary is scheduled for 5 March 2024 unless major party chairs agree on a different date by 1 March 2023.

Tuesday 5 March 2024: Minnesota Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.  
Eban Cambridge  
Gabriel Antonio Cornejo  
Frank Joseph "Frankie" Lozada  
Jason Michael Palmer  
Armando "Mando" Perez-Serrato  
Dean Benson Phillips  
Uncommitted  
Cenk Uygur  
Marianne Deborah Williamson  
Total 100.00%
 

75 of 93 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Minnesota Primary. 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. Write-in candidates are allowed and Uncommitted appears on the ballot. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 49 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the results from the primary in each of the State's 8 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 26 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based statewide results of the primary.
    • 16 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 10 Pledged PLEOs

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  5
CD2  6
CD3  7
CD4  8
CD5  9
CD6  5
CD7  4
CD8  5
PLEO  10
At-Large  16
Total
Delegates
  75

 

 

Saturday 9 March - Sunday 21 April 2024: Organizing Unit Conventions.

Delegates are elected to the Congressional District and State Conventions.

 

Saturday 4 May - Sunday 12 May 2024: Congressional District Conventions.

National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

 

Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June 2024: State Convention.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 18 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 18 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 11 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 6 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 4 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 18 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.

 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/mncon/preamble.htm
Election Authority
  Minnesota Campaign Finance Board
  Minnesota Secretary of State Elections and Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Minnesota House of Representatives
  Minnesota Senate
  Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus
  Minnesota State Legislature
  MN Senate GOP - Twitter
Democratic
  Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party
  Minnesota Senate - DFL Caucus
Media & others
  Austin Daily Herald
  Brainerd Dispatch
  Cannon Falls Beacon
  Duluth News Tribune- Duluth
  Echo Press - Alexandria
  KSTP TV - ABC - Saint Paul
  Minnesota Lawyer - Minneapolis
  Minnesota Public Radio
  MinnPost - Minneapolis
  Morrison County Record - Little Falls
  Pioneer Press - Minneapolis - St. Paul
  Politics in Minnesota - St. Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report
  Politics1.com - Minnesota
  St. Paul Legal Ledger
  Star Tribune - Minneapolis
  The Austin Daily Herald
  The West Central Tribune - Willmar
  Winona Daily News
 


  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  
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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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