The Green Papers
2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Connecticut Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Secretary of State publishes generally recognized candidates: Friday 19 January 2024
Filing for candidates not generally recognized: Friday 19 January - Friday 9 February 2024
Primary: Tuesday 2 April 20241
Congressional District Caucuses: Wednesday 1 May 2024 (presumably)
The State Party Committee: Wednesday 15 May 2024 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)60.0 100.00%14.0 100.00%74.0 100.00%74 100.00%
Total60.0 100.00%14.0 100.00%74.0 100.00%74 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DA DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MP MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UN UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY
 
Republican Convention
AK AL AR AS AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA GU HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MP MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VI VT WA WI WV WY
 
Connecticut Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Connecticut State and Local Government

 
 

Delegate Selection Plan from the Connecticut Democratic Party.

28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.

April 2, 2024 Presidential Preference Primary Calendar from the Office of the Secretary of the State.


   

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Participation in Connecticut's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. If a voter wishes to switch parties, they must be do by 2 January 2024.

Tuesday 2 April 2024: Connecticut Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.  
Dean Benson Phillips  
Cenk Uygur  
Marianne Deborah Williamson  
Total 100.00%
 

60 of 74 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Connecticut 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.

  • 40 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 5 congressional districts.
  • 20 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 14 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 6 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  8
CD2  8
CD3  8
CD4  8
CD5  8
PLEO  6
At-Large  14
Total
Delegates
  60
 

Wednesday 1 May 2024 (presumably): Congressional District Caucuses. National Convention Pledged District-Level Delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

 

There are conflicting dates for this date, it is either 2 or 15 May 2024.

Wednesday 15 May 2024 (presumably): The State Party Committee meeting. National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 14 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 14 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 7 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 5 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Senator and former Democratic National Committee Chairman from 1995 to 1997, Christopher J. "Chris" Dodd.)

These 14 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

15 March 2023: SB 6908 would move the 2024 presidential primary from the last Tuesday in April to the 1st Tuesday in April.
9 June 2023: The state Legislature adjourned without passing this bill.

25 July 2023: Legislative Leaders Consider Special Session sometime after Labor Day to Move Connecticut’s Presidential Primary Date from CT News Junkie.

3 October 2023: Governor Edward "Ned" Lamont (Democratic) signed HB 07001 which moves the 2024 presidential primary from the last Tuesday in April to the 1st Tuesday in April (2 April 2024).

 

Notes

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

Election Authority
  Secretary of State of Connecticut
  Secretary of State of Connecticut
  State Elections Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Connecticut General Assembly
  Connecticut State Senate Democrats
Democratic
  Connecticut Democratic Party
  Connecticut House Democrats
Media & others
  Bristol Press
  Capitol Report - Connecticut
  Connecticut Journal - Moodus
  Connecticut Political Watch
  CTNewsJunkie
  Greenwich Time
  Hartford Courant
  New Britain Herald
  New Haven Register
  New Haven Register
  Politics1.com - Connecticut
  Republican-American - Waterbury
  The Advocate - Stamford
  The Connecticut Post - Bridgeport
  The CT Post - Bridgeport
  The Day - New London
  The News-Times - Danbury
  The Record-Journal - Meriden
  WFSB TV - CBS - Hartford
  WTIC TV - FOX - Hartford
  WVIT TV - NBC - New Haven
 


  Election 2024 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
  Presidential Candidates  
 
  States Alphabetically  
  Events Chronologically  
  Major Events Chronologically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
  Subscribe to iCalendar Feed  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Counts
  Democratic Pledged and Unpledged Summary   --   Republican Pledged and Unpledged Summary  
  Democratic Hard and Soft Summary   --   Republican Hard and Soft Summary  
Commentary: THE TIES THAT BIND-- OR DO THEY? or, Politicus Unbound
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses   --   Republican Timing Penalties  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Selection and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retrieved  
....
  Estimating the Delegate Count  
....

 
Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
  (download)