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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: by 20 November with municipal clerks, by 1 December with Secretary of State: Sunday 1 October - Friday 1 December 2023
Deadline for political parties to certify participation in primary: Monday 2 October 2023
Municipal Caucuses: Saturday 3 February - Sunday 4 February 2024 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 2024 (presumably)1
State Convention.: Friday 31 May - Saturday 1 June 2024
32 total delegate votes - 16 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
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9 May 2022: LD 231, which allows independents to select a partisan primary ballot, without having to join the party, became law without Governor Janet Mills (Democratic)'s signature.
Delegate Selection Plan from the Maine Democratic Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
Presidential candidates may begin collecting petition signatures on 1 October 2023, must submit them to the municipal clerks by 20 November, and must file them with the Secretary of State by 1 December. Write-ins are allowed providing they file 60 days before the primary.
The Democratic party must certify with the Maine Elections Division by 1 October 2023, whether they will have a presidential primary.
Upcoming Elections from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.
Saturday 3 February - Sunday 4 February 2024 (presumably): Maine Municipal Caucuses. The Municipal Caucuses meet to choose delegates to the State Convention.
Participation in Maine's delegate selection process is open to all registered voters who at least 18 years old on the general election date and are enrolled in the Democratic Party. Residents who are enrolled in another party must change their affiliation at least 15 days before the primary. A resident who is unregistered or not enrolled in any party may register to vote on the day of the primary.
Tuesday 5 March 2024 (presumably): Maine Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary. Uncommitted does not appear on the ballot.
24 of 32 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders according to the results of the primary. The party was granted a waiver on 6 October 2023 (for 2024 only) to use the state's ranked-choice voting to allocate its delegates. 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.
Friday 31 May - Saturday 1 June 2024: State Convention.
National Convention delegates are elected at the state Convention according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 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.
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