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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
Precinct Caucuses: Monday 15 January 2024
President Preference Cards (Party run Primary) results announced 7p CST: Tuesday 5 March 20241
County Conventions: Saturday 23 March 2024
District Conventions: Saturday 4 May 2024
State Convention: Saturday 15 June 2024
46 total delegate votes - 26 district / 9 at large; 5 Pledged PLEOs; 6 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
2 December 2022: The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee moved Iowa out of the "pre-window" states.
Delegate Selection Plan from the Iowa Democratic Party.
16 June 2023: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting found the mail-in presidential preference cards non-compliant as date of the party run primary tabulation is missing. The mail-in presidential preference cards deadline should be on or after 5 March 2024.
6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in conditional compliance. The results of the President Preference Cards (Party run Primary) will be announced on Tuesday 5 March 2024.
There is no specific filing requirement for a presidential candidate in the Iowa delegate selection process.
Monday 15 January 2024: Iowa Precinct Caucuses. Hours begin at 7:00p CST (0100 UTC). The caucuses elect unbound delegates to the County Conventions. The date is to be the same as the Republican precinct caucuses.
8 July 2023: The State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Iowa's Central Committee unanimously voted to hold the upcoming presidential caucus on 15 January 2024 from the Republican Party of Iowa.
Iowa registers voters by partisan affiliation, including a No-Party designation. Any Iowan registered as a Democrat is eligible to participate in the first step of the delegate selection process.
Tuesday 5 March 2024: Iowa President Preference Cards (Party run Primary) results announced 7p CST. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention. The ballots are mailed on 12 January 2024 and voting continues through Tuesday 5 March 2024 (cards must be postmarked by this date).
State Delegate Equivalents are used to determine the allocation of all pledged delegates.
40 of 46 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Iowa President Preference Poll. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 23 March 2024: County Conventions convene in each county to choose Congressional District delegates of which the county is a part as well as the county's delegates the Iowa State Democratic Convention.
Saturday 4 May 2024: District Conventions convene in each congressional district to elect the district's delegates to the Democratic National Convention according to the results of the Presidential Preference Cards. Hours begin at 9:00a CDT (1400 UTC).
Saturday 15 June 2024: The Iowa State Democratic Convention convenes. The State Convention elects the 9 At-Large and 5 PLEO of the Iowa's Pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention according to the results of the Presidential Preference Cards.
The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of
These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
circa 13 April 2023: New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan has noted that if Iowa decides to use an all-mail caucus he will consider that a "similar election" to New Hampshire's primary and would trigger New Hampshire's law protecting their first presidential primary position. Reference
1 June 2023: Iowa Governor Kim Reynods signed HF 716 which states that voters must be physically present at presidential caucuses. 43.91 "Any person voting at a precinct caucus must be a person who is or will by the date of the next general election become an eligible elector....".
The Iowa Caucuses shall consist of an expression of presidential preference, conducted by mail, AND in-person precinct caucuses. The precinct caucuses will be held in accordance with Iowa Code (ICO 43.4) at least eight days prior to any other state's presidential nominating contest, on the same date as the Republican Caucuses. ... No expression of presidential preference is tabulated at the precinct caucuses. [Delegate Selection Plan from the Iowa Democratic Party, page 1 Section I. B. 1.] [this appears to be a multi-day party-run primary with an as of yet undetermined tabulation date -Ed]
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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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Constitution of the State of Iowa|
|• Iowa Secretary of State|
|• Iowa Democratic Party|
|• Iowa House Democrats|
|• Iowa Senate Democrats|
|Media & others|
|• Blog for Iowa|
|• Caucus Iowa|
|• Dubuque Telegraph Herald|
|• Fort Madison Daily Democrat|
|• Globe Gazette - Mason City|
|• Iowa Farmer Today|
|• Iowa Independent|
|• Iowa Public Television - Johnston|
|• Iowa Starting Line|
|• Kalona News|
|• KCAU TV - ABC - Sioux Land Proud - Sioux City|
|• KCRG TV - ABC - Cedar Rapids - Iowa City - Dubuque|
|• KDSM TV - FOX - Des Moines|
|• KLJB TV - Fox - Davenport|
|• Politics1.com - Iowa|
|• Quad-Cities - Dispatch/Argus/Leader - Moline - Rock Island - Davenport|
|• Quad-City Times|
|• Radio Iowa|
|• Sioux City Journal|
|• The Bloomfield Democrat|
|• The Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs|
|• The Gazette - Cedar Rapids|
|• The Gazette - Cedar Rapids|
|• The Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier|
|• WHO TV - NBC - Des Moines|
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