The Green Papers
2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright New Jersey Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 June 20041
State Committee: Saturday 19 June 2004
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Kerry, John F.191,816   92.1%107.   83.6%116.   90.6%
Kucinich, Dennis J.9,074    4.4%  
LaRouche, Lyndon H., Jr.4,528    2.2%  
Ballard, George H., III2,758    1.3%  
Uncommitted 21.   16.4% 
(not voting)  12.    9.4%
Total208,176  100.0%128.  100.0%128.  100.0%

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New Jersey Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress


Results from a media source:
Returns from an official source:

The Popular Vote above is based on unofficial returns from the New Jersey Division of Eleciton for the 8 June Primary. 99% of the Precincts reporting. Last update 2:32 AM EDT 10 June 2004. This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Here's how we estimate the delegate count (Since we do not have a listing broken down by delegate district, we have divided the statewide vote by 20 to estimate the vote in each district.) :

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not meet the threshold.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) (candidate's popular vote) (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.


26 May 2004 Unpledged delegate preference update: Kerry: 7. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" column.

19 December 2003: Governor Jim McGreevey endorses Howard Dean.


The Legislative Districts shown below are based on 1990 Census and must be updated to reflect the 2000 Census.


Tuesday 8 June 2004: 107 of 128 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Jersey 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.

  • "70 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of 20 "delegate districts". Unlike the Democratic Parties in most states, New Jersey's Democrats will NOT be allocating the state's district delegates to the Democratic National Convention by congressional district but, instead, will utilize 20 special "delegate districts", each of which will consist of two Legislative Districts paired together. (New Jersey elects its State Legislature by Legislative District shared by both the Senate [the upper house] and the General Assembly [the lower house]: each of the state's 40 Legislative Districts [LD] elects 1 of the 40 state senators and 2 of the 80 state assemblymen)... the number of district delegates to the Democratic National Convention per "delegate district" (DD) is as follows:
    • DD 1 (LDs 1&2): 4 delegates
    • DD 2 (LDs 3&4): 4 delegates
    • DD 3 (LDs 5&6): 4 delegates
    • DD 4 (LDs 7&8): 4 delegates
    • DD 5 (LDs 9&30): 3 delegates
    • DD 6 (LDs 10&11): 3 delegates
    • DD 7 (LDs 12&13): 4 delegates
    • DD 8 (LDs 14&15): 4 delegates
    • DD 9 (LDs 16&23): 3 delegates
    • DD 10 (LDs 17&18): 3 delegates
    • DD 11 (LDs 19&20): 3 delegates
    • DD 12 (LDs 21&22): 4 delegates
    • DD 13 (LDs 24&25): 3 delegates
    • DD 14 (LDs 26&27): 4 delegates
    • DD 15 (LDs 28&29): 3 delegates
    • DD 16 (LDs 31&33): 3 delegates
    • DD 17 (LDs 32&36): 3 delegates
    • DD 18 (LDs 34&35): 3 delegates
    • DD 19 (LDs 37&38): 4 delegates
    • DD 20 (LDs 39&40): 4 delegates
  • In addition, 37 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 23 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 14 Pledged PLEOs

Saturday 19 June 2004 - State Committee

The remaining 21 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 19 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 9 Democratic National Committee members
    • 9 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 7 Representatives)
    • 1 Governor
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders
  • 2 Unpledged "add-on"s (elected by a vote, consisting of a quorum of 40% of the Members of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.)

These 21 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

"Delegate Districts" by County

In the State of New Jersey, the General Law County Subdivision is the Township; however, there are also the following types of Municipalities: Cities, Towns, Boroughs and Villages. Under New Jersey law, Townships and Municipalities are equivalent- the Townships have the same general powers as any Municipality while Municipalities are completely separate from the Township(s) from which they were once created: therefore, all Townships and Municipalities are Minor Civil Divisions of the first order in New Jersey and, because of this, Townships are often referred to as "Municipalities" in lists of local governmental units, while Municipalities are often referred to as "Townships" (particularly in court records and other legal documents). To make matters even more confusing, the type of local governmental unit may not necessarily reflect the type of local government it actually has (e.g., there are Townships with "Town Government", etc.). To avoid any such confusion in this listing of the Democratic Delegate Districts re: the Minor Civil Divisions/local governmental units of New Jersey, no reference will be made to the type of Municipality/Township unless there are two or more such units in a given County with the same- or a similar- name

NOTE: This is merely a preliminary list of "Delegate Districts" re: each County only. A more comprehensive list of which Townships and Municipalities are in each "Delegate District" will appear in this space on this page in the near future.

COUNTY Delegate District(s)
Atlantic 1, 5
Bergen 17, 18, 19, 20
Burlington 4, 5
Camden 2, 3, 4
Cape May 1
Cumberland 1, 3
Essex 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20
Gloucester 2, 3
Hudson 16, 17
Hunterdon 9, 13
Mercer 5, 7, 8
Middlesex 7, 8, 10, 11, 12
Monmouth 5, 6, 7
Morris 9, 12, 13, 14
Ocean 5, 6
Passaic 14, 17, 18, 20
Salem 2
Somerset 9, 10, 12
Sussex 13
Union 11, 12, 15
Warren 9

Delegation to the National Convention

New Jersey Delegation (as posted by, 4 July 2004)

Pledged District7070
Pledged PLEO00
Pledged At-Large00
Total Pledged7070
Alternate Pledged District1212
Alternate Pledged PLEO00
Alternate Pledged At-Large00
Total Alternates1212
Unpledged 19
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Pledged District 1KerryJames Carroll, IIIGalloway, NJ
Pledged District 1KerryMaria LaboyVineland, NJ
Pledged District 1KerryCharles WowkanechOcean City, NJ
Pledged District 2KerryAnthony CinagliaGlassboro Township, NJ
Pledged District 2KerryAlisa CooperLinwood, NJ
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Donna PearsonBridgeton, NJ
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Helene ReedWilliamstown, NJ
Pledged District 2KerryHon. Stephen SweeneyWoodbury, NJ
Pledged District 3KerryJames KehoeBerlin, NJ
Pledged District 3KerrySusan MichielliRunnemede, NJ
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Israel NievesCamden, NJ
Pledged District 3KerryHon. Dana ReddCamden, NJ
Pledged District 4KerryAlice FuriaDelran, NJ
Pledged District 4KerryColleen KarrRiverton, NJ
Pledged District 4KerryRaymond PocinoMonroe Twp, NJ
Pledged District 4KerryPreston Taylor, Jr.Lumberton, NJ
Pledged District 5KerryWilliam CoulterBarnegat, NJ
Pledged District 5KerryNilda FrulioBayville, NJ
Pledged District 5KerryAlfonso SantoroBeachwood, NJ
Pledged District 6KerryKellie DrakefordLong Branch, NJ
Pledged District 6KerryEdithe FultonToms River, NJ
Pledged District 6KerryFrederick PotterPt. Pleasant, NJ
Pledged District 7KerryClay ConstantinouColts Neck, NJ
Pledged District 7KerryMichael DuPontRed Bank, NJ
Pledged District 7KerryHon. Elaine FlynnOld Bridge, NJ
Pledged District 7KerryLaura MulroyFreehold, NJ
Pledged District 8KerrySonia DelgadoPennington, NJ
Pledged District 8KerryHon. Glen GilmoreHamilton, NJ
Pledged District 8KerryHon. Richard PucciMonroe Township, NJ
Pledged District 8KerryJerlene WorthyEwing, NJ
Pledged District 9KerryZenon ChristodoulouBranchburg, NJ
Pledged District 9KerryVeronica GoldbergStockton, NJ
Pledged District 9KerryElizabeth HutcheonBridgewater, NJ
Pledged District 10KerryHon. James FlorioMetuchen, NJ
Pledged District 10KerryRavi GopalanEdison, NJ
Pledged District 10KerryPaulette WahlerPiscataway, NJ
Pledged District 11KerryHon. Chris BollwageElizabeth, NJ
Pledged District 11KerryDonna JagoColonia, NJ
Pledged District 11KerryHon. Joseph VasPerth Amboy, NJ
Pledged District 12KerryGeralyn FitzgeraldSummit, NJ
Pledged District 12KerryRobert GregoryPlainfield, NJ
Pledged District 12KerryBruce RegenstreichWestfield, NJ
Pledged District 12KerryHon. Linda StenderScotch Plains, NJ
Pledged District 13KerryMichael JacksonRandolph, NJ
Pledged District 13KerryBlair MacInnesMorristown, NJ
Pledged District 13KerryJudith RainesRidgewood, NJ
Pledged District 14KerryAnn CummisWest Orange, NJ
Pledged District 14KerryMark InfanteWest Orange, NJ
Pledged District 14KerryHon. Marceil LettsMorris Plains, NJ
Pledged District 14KerryHon. Leland PeyserLivingston, NJ
Pledged District 15KerryCharlotte DeFilippoHillside, NJ
Pledged District 15KerryHon. Sharpe JamesNewark, NJ
Pledged District 15KerryMaria RuizNewark, NJ
Pledged District 16KerryHon. Bernard KennyHoboken, NJ
Pledged District 16KerryFrancine SheltonJersey City, NJ
Pledged District 16KerryHon. Silverio VegaWest New York, NJ
Pledged District 17KerryKenneth LucianinPassaic, NJ
Pledged District 17KerryHon. Joan QuigleyJersey City, NJ
Pledged District 17KerryHon. Paul SarloWood-Ridge, NJ
Pledged District 18KerryWilliam Pascrell, IIITrenton, NJ
Pledged District 18KerryHon. Nellie PouPaterson, NJ
Pledged District 18KerryCatherine WillisEast Orange, NJ
Pledged District 19KerryHon. Linda BaerEnglewood, NJ
Pledged District 19KerryHon. Joseph ConiglioParamus, NJ
Pledged District 19KerryGregory JacksonHackensack, NJ
Pledged District 19KerryHon. Germaine OrtizPalisades Park, NJ
Pledged District 20KerryDorothy BlakesleeWyckoff, NJ
Pledged District 20KerryJohn CurrieWayne, NJ
Pledged District 20KerryHon. Dennis McNerneyHo-Ho-Kus, NJ
Pledged District 20KerrySarah MonahanMahwah, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryAnn BakerRoosevelt, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryJ. Michael BlakeScotch Plains, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryThomas Castellano, Jr.Magnolia, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryLinda CavanaughNorth Caldwell, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryLizette DelgadoGalloway Township, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryColleen HaneyHolmdel, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryElizabeth HeapRamsey, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryBeatrice HolleyEdgewater Park, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryGeorge JacksonErial, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryHon. Manuel SeguraTrenton, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryHon. Anthony SuarezRidgefield, NJ
Alternate Pledged DistrictKerryHarvey WhilleWall Township, NJ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Robert AndrewsHaddon Heights, NJ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Rush HoltPennington, NJ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Robert MenendezHoboken, NJ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Frank PalloneLong Branch, NJ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Bill PascrellPaterson, NJ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Donald PayneWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Steven RothmanWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Mario BaezaEnglewood, NJ
Unpledged DNC Member Tonio BurgosNew York, NY
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Bonnie Watson ColemanTrenton, NJ
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Joseph CryanUnion, NJ
Unpledged DNC Member Alfred DeCotiisTeaneck, NJ
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. June FischerScotch Plains, NJ
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Douglas PalmerTrenton, NJ
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Joseph RobertsCamden, NJ
Unpledged DNC Member Christine "Roz" SamuelsMontclair, NJ
Unpledged Governor Hon. James McGreeveyTrenton, NJ
Unpledged Senator Hon. Jon CorzineWashington, DC
Unpledged Senator Hon. Frank LautenbergWashington, DC

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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