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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".
Rhode Island Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate Statement of Intent: Thursday 28 December - Saturday 30 December 2023
Candidate petition deadline: Thursday 11 January 2024
Primary: Tuesday 2 April 20241
State Convention/State Committee Meeting: Tuesday 11 June 2024
30 total delegate votes - 14 district / 4 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Rhode Island.
28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.
HB 6309 / S 1010 moves the Presidential Primary from the last Tuesday in April, 23 April 2024, to 2 April 2024 for 2024 only. On 14 June 2023, the bill was transmitted to the Governor and signed on 19 June.
Participation in Rhode Island's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may participate in the primary election. Unaffiliated voters become affiliated with the Democratic Party by voting in the Democratic Primary. To return to unaffiliated, the voter must sign a disaffiliation form.
Tuesday 2 April 2024: Rhode Island Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to as late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
21 of 30 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Rhode Island 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.
District Delegate candidates, along with their Presidential Preference, appear on the primary ballot. After determining the number of delegates each Presidential Preference will receive, the individual delegates are selected from among the highest votes getters for each Preference.
Tuesday 11 June 2024: State Convention/State Committee Meeting. The State Democratic Committee elects 4 At-Large and 3 Pledged PLEO delegates according to the results of the primary. In addition, the State Committee holds a special post primary caucus to select additional delegates in the event a Presidential candidate qualified to receive delegates but has not slated a sufficient number.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 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|
|• Rhode Island State Constitution|
|• Office of the Secretary of State|
|• Rhode Island Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly - House of Representatives|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly - Senate|
|• The State of Rhode Island House of Representatives|
|• The State of Rhode Island Senate|
|• Democratic Party of Rhode Island|
|Media & others|
|• Anchor Rising|
|• College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence|
|• East Bay Newspapers|
|• Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence|
|• Politics1.com - Rhode Island|
|• Providence Business News|
|• Providence Daily Dose|
|• Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence|
|• Rhode Island's Future|
|• RICentral - Wakefield|
|• The Pawtucket Times|
|• The Westerly Sun|
|• Warren Times Gazette|
|• Warwick Beacon|
|• WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence|
|• WJAR TV - NBC - Providence|
|• WLNE TV - ABC - Providence|
|• Woonsocket Call|
|• WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence|
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