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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.
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 27 February 20241
District Conventions: Saturday 18 May 2024 (presumably)
State Central Committee: Saturday 8 June 2024 (presumably)
Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
140 total delegate votes - 77 district / 25 at large; 15 Pledged PLEOs; 23 Unpledged PLEOs
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On 1 February 2023, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Democratic) signed Public Act 2 of 2023 SB 13 to amend § 613a of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.613a): "A statewide presidential primary election must be conducted ... on February 27, 2024, and on the 4th Tuesday in February in each presidential election year after 2024."
2024 Presidential Primary Calendar
The date is compliant with Democratic Party rules-- on 2 December 2022 the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee recommended a Michigan pre-window date of Tuesday 27 February 2024.
However, the date is not compliant with Republican Party rules. If the Michigan GOP uses the Michigan Primary to allocate delegates, the state would be subject to sanctions: "... If any state or state Republican Party violates Rule No. 16(c)(1) [beginning before 1 March] ..., the number of delegates ... shall be reduced for those states with 30 or more ... delegates to 9 plus the members of the Republican National Committee ... " [Rule 17(a)]. The state would go from 55 delegates to 12, a 78% reduction.
2 December 2022: The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee recommended a "pre-window" start date of Tuesday 27 February 2024.
Participation in Michigan’s delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. In order to vote, a voter is required to indicate in writing which political party's ballot he or she wishes to use.
Tuesday 27 February 2024: Michigan Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET, when the networks feel they can project. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Michigan election law has no provision for write-in candidates or "uncommitted" on the ballot.
117 of 140 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the preferences expressed in today's 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 18 May 2024 (presumably): District Conventions. District-level delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 8 June 2024 (presumably): State Central Committee Meeting.
25 At-Large and 15 Pledged PLEO delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
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.
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|• MichiganVotes.org - Mackinac Center Michigan Legislature|
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|• Politics1.com - Michigan|
|• Right Michigan|
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|• Sturgis Journal|
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