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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Party submits generally recognized candidates to State Board of Elections: Wednesday 6 December 2023
Filing deadline for candidates not generally recognized: Monday 1 January 2024
Precinct Meetings: Saturday 17 February 2024
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 20241
County Conventions: Saturday 16 March 2024
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 20 April 2024
State Convention: Saturday 1 June 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)116.0 100.00%17.0 100.00%133.0 100.00%133 100.00%
Total116.0 100.00%17.0 100.00%133.0 100.00%133 100.00%

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Delegate Selection Process from the North Carolina Democratic Party.

28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.

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

Running for Office from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

Candidate Lists from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

6 December 2023: "No later than 90 days preceding the North Carolina presidential preference primary, the chair of each political party shall submit to the State Board of Elections a list of its presidential candidates to be placed on the presidential preference primary ballot" [NCGS 163-213.4].


   

Saturday 17 February 2024: Precinct Meetings. The Precinct Meetings start between 10a and 7p local time. Their purpose is to elect delegates to the County Conventions. The makeup date is 2 March, beginning between 10a to 7p.

 

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

Participation in North Carolina's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered as Democrats. Voters who are registered as unaffiliated may participate in the Presidential Preference Primary but may not participate in any other part of the delegate selection process.

Tuesday 5 March 2024: North Carolina Primary. Hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.  
No Preference  
Total 100.00%
 

116 of 133 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's North Carolina Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 76 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 13 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 40 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 25 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 15 Pledged PLEOs

Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  6
CD2  7
CD3  4
CD4  7
CD5  5
CD6  6
CD7  5
CD8  4
CD9  5
CD10  3
CD11  5
CD12  7
CD13  6
CD14  6
PLEO  15
At-Large  25
Total
Delegates
  116
 

Saturday 16 March 2024: County Conventions. The conventions start between 10a and 2p and election delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions. At these meetings, delegates are not required to declare their Presidential preferences.

 

Saturday 20 April 2024 - Congressional District Conventions. The Conventions start between 10a and 2p. National Convention district level delegates are selected according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 1 June 2024: State Convention in Raleigh.

The State Convention selects National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 17 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 17 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 9 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 7 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 7 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 17 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

Election Authority
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  News & Record - Greensboro
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  Politics1.com - North Carolina
  Statesville Record and Landmark
  The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro
  The Daily News - Jacksonville
  The Herald-Sun - Durham
  The McDowell News
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  The New Bern Sun Journal
  The Pilot - Southern Pines
  Winston-Salem Journal
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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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