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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: Friday 5 January 2024
Primary: Tuesday 21 May 20241
County/Legislative Conventions: Saturday 1 June 2024
Congressional District Caucus / State Convention / State Executive Meeting: Saturday 15 June 2024
51 total delegate votes - 29 district / 10 at large; 6 Pledged PLEOs; 6 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Kentucky 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.
5 January 2024: Presidential candidate filing deadline. The Kentucky Board of Elections will meet on 18 December 2023 for the purpose of nominating those candidates who have qualified for matching federal campaign funds.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in Kentucky's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Kentucky holds closed party primaries. Voters must identify party preference at the time of registration (at least 29 days before the election) to be eligible to vote in the primary election.
Tuesday 21 May 2024: Kentucky Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in CDT [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM EDT. CDT voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM EDT. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
45 of 51 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky 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. Write-in candidates are not permitted. Uncommitted appears on the ballot. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 1 June 2024: County/Legislative Conventions meet to elect delegates to the Congressional and State Conventions.
Saturday 15 June 2024: Congressional District Caucus / State Convention / State Executive Meeting.
According to the results of the primary: 29 National Convention District delegates are elected by the Congressional District Caucus, 6 pledged PLEO delegates are elected by the State Convention, and 10 At-Large delegates are elected by the by the State Central Executive Committee.
The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of
These 6 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|
|• Kentucky Constitution.|
|• Kentucky Registry of Election Finance|
|• Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections|
|• State Board of Elections|
|• Kentucky Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bowling Green Daily News|
|• Central Kentucky News-Journal - Campbellsville|
|• Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro|
|• Page One - Politics in Kentucky|
|• Politics1.com - Kentucky|
|• State Journal - Frankfort|
|• The Advocate Messenger - Danville|
|• The Kentucky Post - Covington|
|• The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown|
|• The Ledger Independent - Maysville|
|• The Ledger Independent - Maysville|
|• The Paducah Sun - Paducah|
|• The Times Leader - Princeton|
|• The Vermont Cynic|
|• The Winchester Sun|
|• WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville|
|• WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green|
|• WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville|
|• WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington|
|• WTVQ - ABC - Lexington|
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