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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".
Puerto Rico Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Secretary of State publishes list of candidates: Friday 5 January 2024
Party-run Primary: Sunday 28 April 2024 (presumably)1
State Convention: Saturday 1 June 2024
56 total delegate votes - 33 district / 11 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
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.
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)]
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
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].
51 of 56 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.
Saturday 1 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
These 5 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 Puerto Rico|
|• Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Puerto Rico Government|
|• 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|
|• El Nuevo Día|
|• El Vocero de Puerto Rico|
|• Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)|
|• Elections in Puerto Rico (English)|
|• Politics1.com - Puerto Rico|
|• Primera Hora|
|• Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico|
|• WAPA AM - San Juan|
|• WAPA TV - San Juan|
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