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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".
New Hampshire Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing: Wednesday 11 October - Friday 27 October 2023
District Level Pre-primary Caucuses: Circa January 2024 (date not set)
Primary: Tuesday 6 February 2024 (presumably)1
Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting: Saturday 27 April 2024
33 total delegate votes - 15 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 10 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
16 June 2023: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting gave the party an extension to 1 September 2023 to provide their delegate selection plan.
14 September 2023: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting gave the party an extension to 14 October 2023 to provide their delegate selection plan.
Running For Office from the New Hampshire Department of State.
Secretary of State Announces Filing Period for First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary from the New Hampshire Department of State.
18 September 2023: New Hampshire Democratic Party write-in candidate filing deadline.
18 May 2023: Politico article saying New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan might hold the state's Presidential Primary in 2023.
14 July 2023: Scanlan eyes January 23 as potential first-in-the-nation NH primary date from the Keene Sentinel.
15 July 2023: Iowa's GOP caucus date is set - but timing New Hampshire's primary is not so simple from NBC News. New Hampshire Republican Party Chair Christopher Ager expects New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan to set the primary for 23 January 2024. State Representative Ross Berry (Republican) is considering introducing legislation that would allow the Secretary of State to allow separate Primary elections for each party.
Circa January 2024 (date not set): District Level Pre-primary Caucuses (at least 17 days before the primary). National Convention District-level delegates are slated by Presidential Preference.
2 December 2022: The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee recommended a "pre-window" start date of Tuesday 6 February 2024.
17 June 2023: Politico reports New Hampshire has until 1 September 2023 to finalize their primary plans.
Participation in New Hampshire's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Only Democrats and undeclared (independents) can request a Democratic ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary
Tuesday 6 February 2024 (presumably): New Hampshire Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM EDT by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
23 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire Presidential 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. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Date of Presidential Primary [RSA 653:9]:
Saturday 27 April 2024: Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting in Concord.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a committee consisting of a quorum of district-level delegates. If a presidential candidate qualifies to receive more delegates than were slated at the pre-primary caucus, the post-primary caucus would elect those delegates.
The remaining 10 National Convention delegates consist of
These 10 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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