|The Green Papers|
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 deadline: Tuesday 13 February 2024
Primary: Tuesday 23 April 2024 (presumably)1
State Convention: Saturday 8 June 2024
173 total delegate votes - 95 district / 32 at large; 19 Pledged PLEOs; 27 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
The Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering a moving the primary to 2 April 2023 to avoid conflicts with religious holidays.
13 February 2024 (23 January if primary date is moved): Presidential candidate filing deadline.
SB 224 would move the primary from the 4th Tuesday in April to 3rd Tuesday in May for non-Presidential years; the 4th Tuesday in April for Presidential years; and for 2024 only, 16 April 2024.
Participation in Pennsylvania's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are enrolled as members of the Democratic Party. Pennsylvania requires voters to be enrolled for no less than 15 days prior to the Primary.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
"Uncommitted" will not appear on the ballot and no individual will be permitted to file as a delegate candidate pledged as "uncommitted". Write-in candidates are allowed.
146 of 173 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Pennsylvania 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.
District Level delegates appear on the primary ballot and selections are made from the highest vote getters. In the event a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates but failed to slate a sufficient number on the primary ballot, the necessary delegates will be elected at the State Convention.
Saturday 8 June 2024: State Convention.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention Delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 27 National Convention delegates consist of
These 27 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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania|
|• Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation|
|• VotesPA.com - The Pennsylvania Department of State's online voting information center|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Pennsylvania General Assembly|
|• Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|• Pennsylvania Senate|
|• Pennsylvania Democratic Party|
|• Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus|
|• Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Altoona.com - State College|
|• City & State Pennsylvania|
|• Gettysburg Times|
|• Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia|
|• Keystone Report - Pennslyvania|
|• KYW AM - Newsradio - Philadelphia|
|• PennLive.com - Harrisburg|
|• Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition|
|• Philadelphia Daily News|
|• Pittsburgh Post-Gazette|
|• Pittsburgh Tribune-Review|
|• Politics1.com - Pennsylvania|
|• Reading Eagle|
|• The Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre|
|• The Daily Item - Sunbury|
|• The Daily Local News - West Chester|
|• The Daily Pennsylvanian - University of Pennsylvania|
|• The Herald - Sharon|
|• The Herald Standard -Uniontown|
|• The Meadville Tribune - Meadville|
|• The Mercury - Pottstown|
|• The Morning Call - Allentown|
|• The Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg|
|• The Times-Tribune - Scranton|
|• Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre|
|• Times News - Lehighton|
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