|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".
South Dakota Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing: Monday 1 January - Monday 25 March 2024
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 23 March 2024
Primary: Tuesday 4 June 2024 (presumably)1
State Convention / State Party Central Committee: Friday 14 June - Saturday 15 June 2024
19 total delegate votes - 9 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the South Dakota Democratic Party.
16 June 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance. Due to the June primary, the state qualifies for a 20% bonus.
14 September 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in full compliance.
If a candidate is unopposed, there is no Primary.
Saturday 23 March 2024: The Congressional District caucus meets in Pierre to slate National Convention Congressional District delegates, for each Presidential Preference and Uncommitted, to appear on the primary ballot.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in South Dakota's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters registered as Democrats, Independents, or No Party Affiliation may participate.
Tuesday 4 June 2024 (presumably): South Dakota Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
14 of 19 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide as South Dakota has only a single at-large congressional seat. Write-in presidential candidates are not allowed. 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.
Friday 14 June - Saturday 15 June 2024: State Convention / State Party Central Committee.
National Convention District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large delegates are elected according to the statewide primary vote.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 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.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• South Dakota Constitution|
|• South Dakota Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• South Dakota Legislature|
|• South Dakota Legislature - Legislative Research Council|
|• South Dakota Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Capital Journal - Pierre|
|• Daily Press & Dakotan - Yankton|
|• Dakota Free Press|
|• KELO AM - Sioux Falls|
|• KNBN TV-21 (NBC - Rapid City)|
|• KOTA TV - ABC - Rapid City|
|• KSFY TV - ABC - Sioux Falls|
|• KSOO AM - Sioux Falls|
|• NewsLink - South Dakota Newspapers|
|• Plainsman - Huron|
|• Politics1.com - South Dakota|
|• Rapid City Journal|
|• South Dakota Public Broadcasting|
|• South Dakota War College - Brookings|
|• The Brookings Register|
|• The Daily Republic - Mitchell|
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