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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: Wednesday 24 January 2024
Party-run Primary: Saturday 6 April 20241
State Convention: Saturday 25 May - Sunday 26 May 2024
31 total delegate votes - 14 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs
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2024 Hawai'i Delegate Selection Plan from the Hawai'i Democratic Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance (with conditions).
1 December 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in full compliance.
20 January 2023: SB1005 SD2 HD1 would create a Presidential Primary in Hawai'i. The legislature adjourned in May 2023 without passing the bill.
24 January 2024: Presidential candidate filing deadline.
Participation in Hawai'i's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. The State of Hawaii does not conduct registration by party. Voting in the Democratic Party of Hawaii elections, including the Delegate Selection Process, requires membership in the Democratic Party of Hawaii and proof of voter registration.
Ballots are mailed on 5 March The Party-run Primary offers same-day registration.
Saturday 6 April 2024: Hawaii Party-run Primary. Hours 7:00a-3:00p HAST (1700-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. The ballot uses ranked choice with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice with a 15% viability threshold. If a candidate has officially ended their candidacy, the voter's next choice (recursively) is tallied. Write-ins are not permitted. Uncommitted is on the ballot.
Ranked choice voting is used, however, candidates not receiving 15% on the first round are eliminated. Then, beginning with the candidate who received the smallest number of votes, votes cast for candidates who fall below the 15% threshold are eliminated and the voter's next choice is tallied. The process continues until all candidates have at least 15% of the vote. If no candidate receives at least 15%, the threshold will be half the percentage of the votes received by the front-runner.
22 of 31 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed today's Hawaii Party-run 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 Level or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 25 May - Sunday 26 May 2024: Hawai'i Democratic State Convention convenes. National Convention District-level delegates are elected according to the Party-run Primary by the state Convention delegates on the first day. National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the State Central Committee on the second day.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 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 Constitution of the State of Hawaii|
|• Hawai'i Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Akaku - Maui Community Television|
|• Hawai'i Free Press - Hilo|
|• Hawaii Reporter - Honolulu|
|• Hawaii Tribune Herald - Hilo|
|• Honolulu Civil Beat|
|• Honolulu Magazine|
|• Ka Leo O Hawai'i - University of Hawai'i at Manoa|
|• KGMB TV - CBS - Honolulu|
|• KHNL TV - NBC - Honolulu|
|• Maui News|
|• MauiTime Weekly|
|• Politics1.com - Hawaii|
|• Star Advertiser - Honolulu|
|• West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona|
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