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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
Deadline for political parties to certify participation in primary: Monday 4 December 2023
Candidate filing deadline: Friday 2 February 2024
Primary: Tuesday 2 April 20241
Delegate Selection Caucus: Saturday 4 May 2024
33 total delegate votes - 11 district / 4 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 16 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Delaware Democratic Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in full compliance.
Presidential Primary from the Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware.
Presidential candidates gain ballot by qualifying for federal matching funds or by submitting a petition to the state Elections Commissioner by 2 February 2024. [Delaware Code Title 15, Chapter 31, Subsection V, § 3183 and § 3184].
Participation in Delaware's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered to vote as Democrats.
"Pursuant to Delaware State Law, if the Delaware Democratic Party submits the name of only one Presidential Candidate, and no other candidates file for the ballot, the state run Presidential Primary shall be cancelled. Write-in candidates are not permitted.
17 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Delaware Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the "subdivision" or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 4 May 2024: Delegate Selection Caucus in Dover. These delegates are elected by the Representative District level caucuses.
National Convention Subdivision ("District") level are elected according to the results of the primary. Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a quorum of subdivision-level National Convention delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of
These 16 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|
|• The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended|
|• Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Delaware General Assembly|
|• Delaware Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Cape Gazette - Lewes|
|• Delaware Grapevine|
|• delaware online|
|• Delaware State News - Dover|
|• Newark Post - Elkton|
|• Politics1.com - Delaware|
|• WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury|
|• WDEL AM - Wilmington|
|• WDOV AM - FOX - Dover|
|• WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth|
|• WILM AM - Wilmington|
|• WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury|
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