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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing: Wednesday 11 October - Friday 27 October 2023
District Level Pre-primary Caucuses: Circa January 2024 (date not set)
Non Binding Advisory Primary: Tuesday 23 January 20241
Quourum of District Delegates Meeting: Saturday 27 April 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)10.0 100.00%10.0 100.00%10 100.00%
Total10.0 100.00%10.0 100.00%10 100.00%

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New Hampshire Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
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Delegate Selection Plan from the New Hampshire Democratic Party.


11 October 2023: Presidential Primary 2024 Information from the New Hampshire Department of State.

Running For Office from the New Hampshire Department of State.

Secretary of State Announces Filing Period for First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary from the New Hampshire Department of State.

12 January 2024: Due to the non compliant 23 January primary, the state is docked from 32 to 10 delegate votes. Breakdown: 15 to 7 district, 5 to 2 at-large, and 3 to 1 pledged PLEO delegates; 5 to 0 voting DNC Members, 2 to 0 voting Senators, and 2 to 0 voting House members. The date of New Hampshire’s first determining step is in conflict with Rules 12.A and 21.C.1.

Results from a media source.

2024 Presidential Primary Election Results from the New Hampshire Department of State.


   

Circa January 2024 (date not set): District Level Pre-primary Caucuses (at least 17 days before the primary). National Convention District-level delegates are slated by Presidential Preference.

 

Participation in New Hampshire's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Only Democrats and undeclared (independents) can request a Democratic ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary

12 January 2024: Due to the non compliant 23 January primary, the state is docked from 32 to 10 delegate votes. Breakdown: 15 to 7 district, 5 to 2 at-large, and 3 to 1 pledged PLEO delegates; 5 to 0 voting DNC Members, 2 to 0 voting Senators, and 2 to 0 voting House members. The date of New Hampshire’s first determining step is in conflict with Rules 12.A and 21.C.1.

1 December 2023: Rules and ByLaws Committee Meeting. While the party has received a waiver to hold their primary on 6 February, the 23 January state-run primary date violates party rules. The Committee discussed rule 21.C.1. that states that a candidate cannot receive delegates from a state that violates the timing rules. Candidates cannot campaign in the state, must not put their name on the ballot, and must take action to remove their name from the ballot. Per Rule 12, the Committee regards this as a non-binding advisory primary. Rule 14.G states candidates should not participate in non-binding advisory primaries, also known as a "beauty contest" or "straw poll". Hence, no delegates are allocated by the New Hampshire 23 January state-run primary. Rule 21.C.1. states that when a primary violates party rules, the number of pledged delegates will be reduced by 50% and the unpledged delegates shall not be permitted to vote. When the 50% is applied, and delegate fraction below 0.5 delegates is rounded down to the whole number and when equal to or greater than 0.5 delegate is rounded up to the whole number.

Tuesday 23 January 2024: New Hampshire Non Binding Advisory Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM EDT by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Non Binding Advisory Primary
Source: New Hampshire Secretary of State.
Status: Unofficial. Retrieved: Friday 2 February 2024.
Excluded from Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (write-in)79,10063.79%
Dean Benson Phillips24,37719.66%
Marianne Deborah Williamson5,0164.05%
Nimarata Randhaw "Nikki" Haley (write-in)4,7603.84%
Donald John Trump (write-in)2,0791.68%
Derek Nadeau1,6161.30%
CeaseFire (write-in)1,5121.22%
Scatter (write-in)1,3411.08%
Vermin Supreme9120.74%
John Vail6850.55%
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (write-in)4390.35%
Donald Picard3710.30%
Paperboy Love Prince3260.26%
Paul V. LaCava1760.14%
Jason Michael Palmer1420.11%
R. Boddie1360.11%
Mark Stewart Greenstein1330.11%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (write-in)1250.10%
Terrisa Lin Bukovinac1010.08%
Gabriel Antonio Cornejo860.07%
Stephen Patrick Lyons, Sr.800.06%
Frank Joseph "Frankie" Lozada730.06%
Tom Koos710.06%
Armando "Mando" Perez-Serrato680.05%
Star Locke590.05%
Raymond Michael Moroz520.04%
Eban Cambridge470.04%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie (write-in)410.03%
Richard Rist370.03%
Ronald Dion "Ron" DeSantis (write-in)330.03%
Vivek Ganapathy Ramaswamy (write-in)20.00%
Total123,996100.00%
 

10 of 10 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 7 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 2 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 3 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 2 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 1 Pledged PLEOs

Non Binding Advisory Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  7
CD2  8
PLEO  3
At-Large  5
Total
Delegates
  23
 

Saturday 27 April 2024: Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting in Concord.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a committee consisting of a quorum of district-level delegates. If a presidential candidate qualifies to receive more delegates than were slated at the pre-primary caucus, the post-primary caucus would elect those delegates.

The remaining 0 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 0 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 0 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 0 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 0 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

Date of Presidential Primary [RSA 653:9]:

  • The presidential primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in March or on a date selected by the secretary of state which is 7 days or more immediately preceding the date on which any other state shall hold a similar election, whichever is earlier, of each year when a president of the United States is to be elected or the year previous.


24 October 2023: Media reports state that President Joe Biden's campaign has informed the New Hampshire Democratic Party that he will not participate in the state's Presidential Primary.

15 November 2023: Secretary of State David Scanlan sets the Presidential Primary date for 23 January 2024. "The date of the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation presidential primary will be January 23 ..."

2 December 2022: The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee recommended a "pre-window" start date of Tuesday 6 February 2024.

18 May 2023: Politico article saying New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan might hold the state's Presidential Primary in 2023.

14 July 2023: Scanlan eyes January 23 as potential first-in-the-nation NH primary date from the Keene Sentinel.

16 June 2023: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting gave the party an extension to 1 September 2023 to provide their delegate selection plan.

15 July 2023: Iowa's GOP caucus date is set - but timing New Hampshire's primary is not so simple from NBC News. New Hampshire Republican Party Chair Christopher Ager expects New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan to set the primary for 23 January 2024. State Representative Ross Berry (Republican) is considering introducing legislation that would allow the Secretary of State to allow separate Primary elections for each party.

14 September 2023: The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting gave the party an extension to 14 October 2023 to provide their delegate selection plan.

6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in noncompliance (no date for the primary).

 

Notes

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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