|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".
Presidential Nominating Process
Petition deadline for candidates not generally recognized by the Secretary of State: Monday 6 November - Friday 15 December 2023
Generally Recognized candidates must substantiate with the Secretary of State: Tuesday 28 November 2023
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 20241
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 20 April 2024
Delegation Meeting: Saturday 18 May 2024
495 total delegate votes - 277 district / 92 at large; 55 Pledged PLEOs; 71 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the California Democratic Party.
16 June 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance, however, it is has not been approved by the state party.
14 September 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in conditional compliance.
2024 California Presidential Primary from the California Secretary of State.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in California's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Under California law, voters who are either registered as either Democrats or No Party Preference may request a Democratic primary ballot. Voters who do so, will have the request noted on their voter file. Any U.S. citizen resident in California who is not currently in state or federal prison may register to vote as a Democrat. [Section I. C. 1. b.]
424 of 495 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's California 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.
Saturday 20 April 2024 - Congressional District Caucuses. National Convention District-level delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 18 May 2024: Delegation Meeting
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected, by a quorum of the district-level delegates, according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 71 National Convention delegates consist of
These 71 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|
|• California Secretary of State|
|• California Secretary of State - Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• California State Assembly|
|• California State Legislature|
|• California State Senate|
|• California Democratic Party|
|• California Senate Democratic Caucus|
|• California Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• @LA - the guide to Greater Los Angeles and Southern California|
|• Alameda Times-Star|
|• Antelope Valley Press|
|• Beverly Hills Weekly|
|• California Voter Foundation|
|• Calraaces.com - Insider Commentary on California Politics|
|• Chico Enterprise-Record|
|• Daily Breeze - Torrance|
|• Daily Democrat - Woodland|
|• Daily Republic - Fairfield|
|• East Bay Times - Walnut Creek|
|• ElectionVolunteer.com - California Candidate and Election Information|
|• Fort Bragg Advocate-News|
|• Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Ontario|
|• Join California Election History for the State of California|
|• Los Angeles Daily News|
|• North County Times - San Diego and Riverside Counties|
|• OC Weekly - Orange County|
|• Pasadena Star-News|
|• Politics1.com - California|
|• Random Lengths News - San Pedro|
|• Redlands Daily Facts|
|• Ridgecrest Daily Independent|
|• Rough & Tumble|
|• San Bernardino Sun|
|• San Francisco Bay Guardian|
|• San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina|
|• San Jose Mercury News|
|• Santa Rosa Press-Democrat|
|• Smart Voter - League of Women Voters|
|• Sonoma Index-Tribune|
|• The Bakersfield Californian|
|• The Davis Enterprise|
|• The Lompoc Record|
|• The Los Angeles Times|
|• The Mountain Democrat - Placerville|
|• The Orange County Register - Santa Ana|
|• The Press-Enterprise - Riverside - Inland Southern California|
|• The Reporter - Vacaville|
|• The San Diego Union-Tribune|
|• The Union - Grass Valley|
|• Times-Standard - Eureka|
|• Whittier Daily News|
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