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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".
Presidential Nominating Process
Political parties certify participation in primary: Monday 3 July - Wednesday 6 December 2023
Candidate filing: Monday 3 July - Thursday 14 December 2023
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 20241
Local County and City Caucuses: Saturday 20 April - Monday 22 April 2024
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 11 May - Saturday 25 May 2024
State Convention: Sunday 23 June 2024
118 total delegate votes - 65 district / 21 at large; 13 Pledged PLEOs; 19 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Schedule of Elections from the Virginia Department of Elections.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance. A waiver was granted for the date of of the State Convention.
6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in full compliance.
Presidential Primary Election from the Virginia Department of Elections.
Virginia does not provide for registration by party. Participation in Virginia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters will publicly declare their Party preference and that preference will be publicly recorded.
99 of 118 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Virginia 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.
Saturday 20 April - Monday 22 April 2024: Local County and City Caucuses. Caucuses elect delegates to the congressional District Conventions and the State Convention in proportion to the percentage each candidate received in the primary..
All delegates shall in good conscience reflect the sentiments of the presidential candidate to whom they are pledged in that candidate's caucus on the first ballot at the district convention and again at the State Convention.
District and State Convention delegates who do not form a candidate caucus that that reaches a 15% threshold at the district or state level may join another candidate caucus and pledge to that candidate. After joining another candidate caucus, however, the delegates shall remain committed to that candidate throughout the process.
Saturday 11 May - Saturday 25 May 2024: Congressional District Conventions meet on 11, 18, or 25 May. National Convention District Level delegates are selected during the District Conventions according to the results of the Primary.
Sunday 23 June 2024: State Convention. The State Convention elects the pledged PLEO and at-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 19 National Convention delegates consist of
These 19 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|
|• Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters|
|• Virginia Department of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Code of Virginia|
|• Virginia Democratic Party|
|• Virginia Joint Democratic Caucus|
|• Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Blue Virginia - Arlington|
|• Bristol Herald Courier|
|• Culpeper Star-Exponent|
|• Daily Press: Hampton Roads Daily Press|
|• Danville Register & Bee - Dan River Region|
|• Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville / Henry County|
|• News & Advance - Lynchburg|
|• Politics1.com - Virginia|
|• Richlands News-Press - Richlands / Clinch Valley|
|• Richmond Times-Dispatch|
|• Southside Sentinel - Urbanna|
|• The Daily Progress - Charlottesville|
|• The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg|
|• The News Virginian - Waynesboro|
|• The Roanoke Times|
|• The Virginia Public Access Project|
|• The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk|
|• The Winchester Star|
|• Times Community Media (Loudoun Times-Mirror, Fauquier Times-Democrat, Culpeper Times, Gainesville Times)|
|• WWBT - NBC - Richmond|
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