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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 2024 (presumably)
Precinct Caucuses: Thursday 7 March 2024 (presumably)
County Assemblies: Circa March - April 2024 (date not set)
Congressional District Conventions: Circa April 2024 (date not set)
State Convention: Circa April 2024 (date not set)
37 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 24 re: 8 congressional districts / 3 party
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
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...."
7 July 2023: Colorado GOP wants to do away with unpledged delegates from Colorado Politics.
6 September 2023 lawsuit to prevent former President Donald J. Trump from appearing on the 5 March 2024 Super Tuesday Ballot in Colorado: Anderson v. Griswold 2023CV32577. Dave Williams, Chairman of the Colorado Republicans has said "the Colorado Republican Party will resubmit our national delegate selection plan to the RNC under Rule 16(f) and have a back up process to ensure all Republican presidential candidates, including President Trump, have a fair chance to compete for our allotment of national delegates. If their lawsuit is successful, then we will push to have all of our national delegates selected through our caucus and assembly process and bypass any rigged presidential primary election entirely." The party's state central committee will review an alternative plan to allocate convention delegates at its 30 September 2023 meeting in Castle Rock.
"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 29 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)].
The State Central Committee will meet on 5 August 2023 to discuss the rules.
Tuesday 5 March 2024 (presumably): Colorado Primary. Hours reportedly end at 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
All of Colorado's 37 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Colorado Presidential Primary. [CRC Bylaws, Art. XIII.A.1.a, XIII.A.3.b]
Precinct caucus attendees must be registered to vote and affiliated with the Republican Party by TBD and must be a resident of their precinct by TBD to be eligible to participate in their precinct caucus.
Thursday 7 March 2024 (presumably): Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct at 10:00a MST (1700 UTC) to choose delegates to the County Assemblies and District Conventions. Caucuses last about 1.5 hours. There are 2,917 (TBD) precincts.
Circa March - April 2024 (date not set): County Assemblies. County Assemblies elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions.
Circa April 2024 (date not set): Congressional District Conventions.
Distict Caucuses choose the 6 National Convention Delegates (3 in each of Colorado's District) according to the results of the Presidential Primary along with the district's delegates to the Colorado State Republican Convention.
Circa April 2024 (date not set): The Colorado State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention chooses 10 of 37 delegates from Colorado to the Republican National Convention. Delegate Binding: Delegate Selection Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Colorado's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position, bound according to the results of the Primary.
Candidates for national convention delegate shall identify the presidential candidate they are pledged to support. Delegates can not be undeclared. CRC Bylaws, Art. XIII, §A.3.c.
If a Presidential candidate releases his delegates through public declaration or written notification, the candidate's name is not placed in nomination, or the candidate does not otherwise qualify for nomination under the rules of the Republican National Convention, CRC Chairman shall release ... Delegates ... allocated to that candidate. Such National Delegates released may cast their ballots as each may choose, and the CRC Chairman shall announce the delegation’s vote accordingly. The Chairman shall release the National Delegates by category in the following order, and within category as the Chairman directs: First, Delegates pledged to such candidate; second, the National Committeeman and National Committee Woman; third, others [CRC Bylaws, Art. XIII.A.1.a].
Delegates are bound for 2 rounds of voting at the National Convention. After that, they are released to cast their ballots as each may choose [CRC Bylaws, Art. XIII.A.1.a and b].
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.
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|• Colorado Secretary of State|
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|• Aspen Daily News|
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|• Colorado Political News - ColoradoPols.com|
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|• Delta County Independent|
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|• Mineral County Miner|
|• Monte Vista Journal|
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|• Pine River Times - Bayfield|
|• Politics1.com - Colorado|
|• Rifle Citizen Telegram|
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|• 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|
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|• 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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