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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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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
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)2.0   3.77%6.0 100.00%8.0  13.56%8  13.56%
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.43.0  81.13% 43.0  72.88%43  72.88%
Uncommitted8.0  15.09% 8.0  13.56%8  13.56%
Total53.0 100.00%6.0 100.00%59.0 100.00%59 100.00%

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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.

2024 Primary Election returns from the Kentucky State Board of Elections.


   

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.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.
Estimate updated 22 May 2024 10:00a EDT.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.131,21971.22%
Uncommitted32,93817.88%
Marianne Deborah Williamson11,3406.15%
Dean Benson Phillips8,7514.75%
Total184,248100.00%
 

53 of 59 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.

  • 35 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 6 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 18 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 6 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Estimate updated 22 May 2024 10:00a EDT.

ContestBidenUncommitted
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD129,86025,787518,2483.53847,5391.4621
CD224,31321,346416,9563.17734,3900.8231
CD353,14343,632943,6329.00095,726  
CD421,51218,762614,5474.65254,2151.3481
CD516,86613,85648,7932.53835,0631.4621
CD638,81535,283729,2605.80566,0231.1951
PLEO184,509164,3926131,4364.797532,9561.2031
At-Large184,509164,39212131,4369.5941032,9562.4062
Total
Delegates
  53  45  8
 

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: 35 National Convention District delegates are elected by the Congressional District Caucus, 6 pledged PLEO delegates are elected by the State Convention, and 12 At-Large delegates are elected by the by the State Central Executive Committee.

The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 6 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 6 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

Notes

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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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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