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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
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 2024 (presumably)
District Caucuses / State Convention: Circa April 2024 (date not set)
20 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 3 party / 1 bonus
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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.
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 Republican 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.
5 September 2023: Federal Lawsuit to determine if former President Donald Trump is eligible under the 14th amendment to run for President. Castro v Bellows, 1:23-cv-00335-JAW.
Rules and By-Laws from the Maine Republican Party.
Maine Republicans to ignore ranked-choice voting in 2024 presidential primary from the Bangor Daily News.
Maine GOP Will Nullify RCV In Presidential Primary from the Maine Republican Party.
The party will use the 1st round of voting to allocate delegates instead of the final ranked-choice tabulation.
List of Presidential Primary candidates as of Dec. 1 filing deadline from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.
Participation in Maine's delegate selection process is open to all registered voters who are enrolled in the Republican 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 Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
All 20 of Maine's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Maine Presidential Primary. [Rules of the Maine Republican Party 5.0]
Delegates are bound for the 1st ballot. If a Presidential candidate withdraws, the delegates bound to that candidate become unbound. [Rules of the Maine Republican Party 5.2(e)]
Circa April 2024 (date not set): District Caucuses and State Convention. The National Convention delegates are elected, according to the results of the Presidential Primary, during the 2nd day of the State Convention.
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.
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