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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".
District of Columbia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Pre-primary Caucus: Circa April 2024 (date not set)
State Party Committee selects District Delegates: Circa May 2024 (date not set)
Primary: Tuesday 4 June 2024 (presumably)1
State Party Committee selects Pledged PLEO Delegates: Circa June 2024 (date not set)
State Party Committee selects At-Large Delegates: Circa June 2024 (date not set)
Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
48 total delegate votes - 11 district / 4 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 31 Unpledged PLEOs
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2024 Delegate Selection Plan from the District of Columbia Democratic Party.
Circa April 2024 (date not set): Pre-primary Caucus. Call to order at 10am EDT, Adjournment at 2 pm EDT.
Delegate candidates who wish to be slated by Presidential Preference for the District delegate positions are elected at today's Pre-primary caucus. Statements of candidacy by Presidential Preference must be filed with the State Committee.
Delegate candidates who wish to be At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegate positions must file a statement of candidacy by Presidential Preference with the State Committee.
Circa May 2024 (date not set): State Party Committee selects District Delegates at the John A. Wilson Building.
If a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates at the primary, but failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates at the pre-primary caucus, the members of the Democratic State Committee shall select the additional delegates.
National Convention District delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in the District of Columbia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are permitted register on election day and declare their Party preference on their Voter Registration Card which is a public record.
Tuesday 4 June 2024 (presumably): District of Columbia Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
17 of 48 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District of Columbia Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the municipal or district wide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
National Convention District delegates are slated at the pre-primary caucus and are selected by the D.C. Democratic State Party Committee beginning with the highest vote-getting presidential preference.
Circa June 2024 (date not set): State Party Committee selects Pledged PLEO Delegates.
National Convention Pledged PLEO are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
Circa June 2024 (date not set): State Party Committee selects At-Large Delegates.
National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 31 National Convention delegates consist of
These 31 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.
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|• The District of Columbia Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
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|• D.C. Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Capital Community News|
|• Politics1.com - District of Columbia|
|• The Common Denominator|
|• The District Chronicles|
|• The Georgetowner|
|• The Washington Post|
|• The Washington Times|
|• Washington Business Journal|
|• Washington Examiner|
|• WJLA TV - ABC|
|• WRC TV - NBC|
|• WTOP AM/FM - WXTR AM|
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