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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Secretary of State publishes list of candidates: Friday 5 January 2024
Party-run Primary: Sunday 28 April 20241
State Convention: Saturday 8 June 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)55.0 100.00%5.0 100.00%60.0 100.00%60 100.00%
Total55.0 100.00%5.0 100.00%60.0 100.00%60 100.00%

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DNC Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Puerto Rico.

28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting found this plan (the 17 March 2024 state-run primary) in conditional compliance.

6 October 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting announced that Puerto Rico will be moving from a state-run primary to a 28 April party-run primary due to funding issues. The party will vote on the new plan on 2 November 2023.

1 December 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee found this plan to be in full compliance. We are missing the date that the Secretary of State publishes list of candidates.

Presidential Primaries are held on dates set by each party no later than 1 December of the year prior to the General Election. [Article 8.6.a. (16 L.P.R.A. § 4646) (2)]


   

Participation in Puerto Rico's delegate selection process is open voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Participants may not take part in any other party's Presidential Nominating process. Voters declare their Democratic Party preference by signing in the official voter list or signing a party affiliation form [Act 58-2020, § 8.4a, 16 L.P.R.A. §4644].

Sunday 28 April 2024: Puerto Rico Party-run Primary. Hours reportedly 8:00a-3:00p AST (1200-1900 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Party-run Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

55 of 60 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Puerto Rico Party-run Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the senatorial district or islandwide level. Write-ins are not permitted. Uncommitted does not appear on the ballot. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 36 senatorial district delegates (Puerto Rico has no congressional districts) are proportionally pledged to presidential contenders by the Primary. District delegates appear on the ballot and the delegates to the National Convention are selected from the highest vote-getters.
  • In addition, 12 at-large and 7 Pledged PLEOs delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the islandwide primary vote.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Party-run Primary

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
District 1 San Juan  4
District 2 Bayamón  4
District 3 Arecibo  5
District 4 Mayagüez  5
District 5 Ponce  5
District 6 Guayama  5
District 7 Humacao  4
District 8 Carolina  4
PLEO  7
At-Large  12
Total
Delegates
  55
 

Saturday 8 June 2024: State Convention. National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. If a candidate qualified to receive District delegates, but failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates, the additional delegates are selected at the State Convention.

The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 5 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 4 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 0 Member of Congress (the Resident Commissioner is a non-voting Delegate in the House of Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

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.

 

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Election Authority
  Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Puerto Rico Government
Democratic
  Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)
  Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010
  The Democratic Party of Puerto Rico
Media & others
  Caribbean Business
  Claridad
  El Nuevo Día
  El Vocero de Puerto Rico
  Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)
  Elections in Puerto Rico (English)
  Politics1.com - Puerto Rico
  Primera Hora
  RedBetances
  Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico
  Univision
  WAPA AM - San Juan
  WAPA TV - San Juan
 


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Commentary: THE TIES THAT BIND-- OR DO THEY? or, Politicus Unbound
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses   --   Republican Timing Penalties  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Selection and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retrieved  
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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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