|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".
South Carolina Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Saturday 3 February 20241
County Conventions: Friday 1 March - Saturday 16 March 2024
Congressional District Caucuses: Wednesday 8 May 2024
State Convention: Saturday 18 May 2024
Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
63 total delegate votes - 36 district / 12 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the South Carolina Democratic Party.
1 to 10 November 2023: Presidential candidate filing.
2 December 2022: The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee recommended a "pre-window" start date of Saturday 3 February 2024. The date was confirmed by the Party on 15 April 2023. The date has not been confirmed with the State Election Commission.
Participation is open to all registered voter who wish to participate as Democrats and have not participated in the Presidential nominating process of any other political party.
Saturday 3 February 2024: South Carolina Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
55 of 63 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's South Carolina 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.
Friday 1 March - Saturday 16 March 2024: County Democratic Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention.
Wednesday 8 May 2024: Congressional District Caucuses. Hours 9:00a-9:00p EDT (1300-0100 UTC). National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. Voting is conducted electronically.
Saturday 18 May 2024: State Convention.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 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|
|• South Carolina Constitution|
|• South Carolina State Election Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• South Carolina Legislature|
|• South Carolina Democratic Party|
|• South Carolina House Democratic Caucus|
|• South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• FITSNews - Sic Willie|
|• Greenville Magazine|
|• Lexington County Chronicle|
|• Politics1.com - South Carolina|
|• South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL is a non-partisan, non-sectarian pro-life organization and is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee)|
|• Spartanburg Herald-Journal|
|• Statehouse Report - Charleston|
|• The Greenville News|
|• The Item - Sumter|
|• The Lancaster News|
|• The News & Reporter - Chester County|
|• The Post and Courier - Charleston|
|• The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg|
|• The Union Daily Times|
|• WCIV TV - ABC - Mount Pleasant|
|• WCSC TV - CBS - Charleston|
|• WIS TV - NBC - Columbia|
|• WLTX TV - CBS - Columbia|
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