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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".
North Carolina Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Party submits generally recognized candidates to State Board of Elections: Wednesday 6 December 2023
Filing deadline for candidates not generally recognized: Monday 1 January 2024
Precinct Meetings: Saturday 17 February 2024
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 20241
County Conventions: Saturday 16 March 2024
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 20 April 2024
State Convention: Saturday 1 June 2024
132 total delegate votes - 76 district / 25 at large; 15 Pledged PLEOs; 16 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Process from the North Carolina Democratic Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in full compliance.
Running for Office from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.6 December 2023: "No later than 90 days preceding the North Carolina presidential preference primary, the chair of each political party shall submit to the State Board of Elections a list of its presidential candidates to be placed on the presidential preference primary ballot" [NCGS 163-213.4].
Saturday 17 February 2024: Precinct Meetings. The Precinct Meetings start between 10a and 7p local time. Their purpose is to elect delegates to the County Conventions. The makeup date is 2 March, beginning between 10a to 7p.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in North Carolina's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered as Democrats. Voters who are registered as unaffiliated may participate in the Presidential Preference Primary but may not participate in any other part of the delegate selection process.
Tuesday 5 March 2024: North Carolina Primary. Hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
116 of 132 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's North Carolina 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 16 March 2024: County Conventions. The conventions start between 10a and 2p and election delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions. At these meetings, delegates are not required to declare their Presidential preferences.
Saturday 20 April 2024 - Congressional District Conventions. The Conventions start between 10a and 2p. National Convention district level delegates are selected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 1 June 2024: State Convention in Raleigh.
The State Convention selects National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of
These 16 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|
|• North Carolina State Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• North Carolina General Assembly|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - House|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - Senate|
|• North Carolina General Statutes|
|• North Carolina Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune|
|• Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids|
|• Goldsboro News-Argus|
|• Hickory Daily Record|
|• Mooresville Tribune|
|• Mount Olive Tribune|
|• News & Record - Greensboro|
|• NewsLink.org - North Carolina|
|• Politics1.com - North Carolina|
|• Statesville Record and Landmark|
|• The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro|
|• The Daily News - Jacksonville|
|• The McDowell News|
|• The Morganton News Herald|
|• The New Bern Sun Journal|
|• The Pilot - Southern Pines|
|• Winston-Salem Journal|
|• WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh|
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