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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
Candidate filing deadline: Monday 11 December 2023
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 20241
Precinct Caucus: Friday 8 March - Saturday 9 March 2024
County Assemblies/Conventions: Friday 8 March - Saturday 30 March 2024
District Assemblies/Conventions: Thursday 11 April 2024
State Assembly/Convention: Saturday 13 April 2024 (presumably)
86 total delegate votes - 47 district / 16 at large; 9 Pledged PLEOs; 14 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Delegate Selection Plan from the Colorado Democratic Party.
16 June 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
2024 Election Calendar from the Colorado Secretary of State.
29 June 2023: Governor Jared Polis-- "I am excited that Colorado voters will once again have the opportunity to make their voices heard early in the presidential primary on Super Tuesday – March 5, 2024...."
"A presidential primary election shall be held on a Tuesday on a date designated by the governor. The date selected for the primary must be no earlier than the date the national rules of the major political parties provide for state delegations to the party's national convention to be allocated without penalty and not later than the third Tuesday in March" [CO Revised Statutes 1-4-1203].
Colorado has same-day voter registration [CTS 1-2-217.7]. Unaffiliated voters may vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary election, but not both. [CRS 1-7-201(2.3)]. Voters who are affiliated with a major political party may switch their affiliation no later than 22 days before the primary election. State law restricts participation in Party caucuses and conventions to registered Party members [CRS 1-3-101]. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in a party primary without affiliating with the party [CRS 1-7-201(2.3)].
72 of 86 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Colorado 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.
Friday 8 March - Saturday 9 March 2024: Colorado Precinct Caucus. Hours reportedly begin at 2:00p MST (2100 UTC). First tier Caucuses meet in each precinct to elected delegates to the County Assemblies/Conventions.
There are two separate processes in Colorado that are dealt with simultaneously: Caucuses and conventions elect Colorado's National Delegates according the the results of the primary while assemblies designate candidates for nomination at the June Colorado state primary.
A fine point: In some counties delegates are elected from the precinct caucuses to the congressional and/or state assembly/conventions. In other counties, delegates are elected from the precinct caucuses to the county assembly/conventions and then to the congressional assembly/convention and state assembly/conventions.
Friday 8 March - Saturday 30 March 2024: County Assemblies/Conventions - held no later than 21 days after the precinct caucuses. The Assemblies/Conventions meet to elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions.
Thursday 11 April 2024: Congressional District Assemblies/Conventions. National Convention district delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 13 April 2024 (presumably): State Assembly/Convention convenes. Another document indicates the date of 20 April. National Convention At-large and Pledged PLEO delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 14 National Convention delegates consist of
These 14 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|
|• Colorado Secretary of State|
|• Colorado Secretary of State - Elections Center|
|• Secretary of State - Elections & Voting|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Colorado General Assembly|
|• Colorado Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Aspen Daily News|
|• Aurora Daily Sun & Sentinel|
|• BizWest - Boulder|
|• Colorado Daily - Boulder|
|• Colorado Political News - ColoradoPols.com|
|• Criag Daily Press|
|• Delta County Independent|
|• Denver Post|
|• Glenwood Springs Post Independent|
|• Greeley Tribune|
|• Gunnison Country Times|
|• Haxtun-Fleming Herald|
|• Lamar Daily News|
|• Mineral County Miner|
|• Monte Vista Journal|
|• Montrose Daily Press|
|• Pine River Times - Bayfield|
|• Politics1.com - Colorado|
|• Rifle Citizen Telegram|
|• Rio Blanco Herald Times|
|• Summit Daily News - Frisco|
|• The Aspen Times|
|• The Canyon Courier - Evergreen|
|• The Colorado Independent - Denver|
|• The Daily Camera - Boulder|
|• The Daily Sentinel - Grand Junction|
|• The Daily Times-Call - Longmont|
|• The Durango Herald|
|• The Fort Morgan Times|
|• The Gazette - Colorado Springs|
|• The Herald Democrat - Leadville|
|• The Journal Advocate - Sterling|
|• The Mountain Mail - Salida|
|• The Mountain-Ear - Nederland|
|• Times-Call - Longmont|
|• Vail Daily|
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