|The Green Papers|
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
Secretary of State certifies generally recognized candidates: Monday 22 January 2024
Filing deadline for candidates not generally recognized by the Secretary of State: Monday 29 January - Friday 9 February 2024
Primary: Tuesday 14 May 20241
State Party Committee Meeting: Saturday 8 June 2024
104 total delegate votes - 53 district / 17 at large; 11 Pledged PLEOs; 23 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Maryland Democratic Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
14 September 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in full compliance.
24 April 2023: SB 379 was signed into law by Governor Wes Moore (Democratic) which moves the Presidential Primary to the 2nd Tuesday in May (14 May 2024).
At Secretary of State's discretion, presidential candidate names are placed on the ballot 80 days before the primary election. Alternately, the petition deadline is 83 days before the day of the election.
Election Dates from the State Board of Elections.
Primary Candidate List from the State Board of Elections.
Tuesday 2 January 2024: Deadline for the Secretary of State to certify the names of the Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. President for the primary election.
Friday 9 February 2024: Filing deadline for Presidential candidates who are not recognized by the Secretary of State.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Voters must be registered as Democrats to participate in the primary.
Participation in Maryland's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats.
81 of 104 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Maryland 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 8 June 2024: State Party Committee Meeting.
Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected nu the State Central Committee according to the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Primary. If a presidential candidate is eligible to receive District delegates but failed to slate a enough delegates, the Democratic State Central Committee elects additional delegates pledged to that candidate.
The remaining 23 National Convention delegates consist of
These 23 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|
|• Maryland State Board of Elections|
|• Maryland Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Arbutus Times (The Baltimore Sun)|
|• Baltimore Jewish Times|
|• Baltimore Messenger - Towson|
|• Baltimore Sun|
|• Bay Weekly - Chesapeake|
|• Columbia Flier|
|• Cumberland Times-News|
|• DiamondbackOnline.com - University of Maryland|
|• Howard County Times|
|• MarylandReporter.com - Columbia|
|• MarylandReporter.com - Columbia|
|• Owings Mills Times|
|• Politics1.com - Maryland|
|• The Baltimore Sun - Laurel Leader|
|• The Frederick News-Post|
|• The Jeffersonian - Baltimore County|
|• The Star Democrat - Easton|
|• The Washington Post (Metro)|
|• Towson Times - Columbia|
|• WBFF TV - FOX / WNUV TV - WB - Baltimore|
|• WDVM and DCW50|
|• WJZ TV - CBS - Baltimore|
|• WMAR TV-2 (ABC - Baltimore)|
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