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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 with local registrars: Tuesday 26 September - Friday 22 December 2023
Candidate filing deadline with Secretary of the Commonwealth: Friday 5 January 2024
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 20241
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 27 April 2024
State Committee and National Convention Delegate Meeting: Saturday 18 May 2024
116 total delegate votes - 60 district / 20 at large; 12 Pledged PLEOs; 24 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Delegate Selection Plan from the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
26 September to 22 December 2023: Presidential Candidate filing submitted to local registrars.
Massachusetts Elections Calendar from the Massachusetts Elections Division.
Registered Democrats and registered voters not enrolled in another political party may vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary.
Tuesday 5 March 2024: Massachusetts Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC). Some municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45a EST. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
92 of 116 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Massachusetts 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. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 27 April 2024: The Congressional District Caucuses meet to elect National Convention District delegates according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 18 May 2024: State Committee and National Convention Delegate Meeting
The Pledged PLEO and At-large National Convention delegates are selected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 24 National Convention delegates consist of
These 24 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|
|• Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts|
|• Massachusetts Elections Division|
|• Massachusetts Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Blue Mass Group|
|• Boston Herald|
|• Daily Hampshire Gazette - Northampton|
|• Dorchester Reporter|
|• Everett Independent|
|• Gloucester Daily Times|
|• Lowell Sun|
|• MassINC - The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth|
|• MassLive.com - The Republican - Springfield|
|• Mayor James J. "Jim" Fiorentini, City of Haverhill|
|• New Boston Post|
|• New England Cable News - Newton|
|• Politics1.com - Massachusetts|
|• Progressive Massachusetts|
|• Sentinel & Enterprise - Fitchburg|
|• South Boston Online|
|• State House News Service|
|• The Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield|
|• The Boston Broadside|
|• The Daily News - Newburyport|
|• The Eagle-Tribune - Lawrence|
|• The Haverhill Gazette|
|• The Landmark - Holden|
|• The Salem News|
|• WBZ TV - CBS - Boston|
|• WBZ TV - CBS - Boston|
|• WHDH TV - NBC - Boston|
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