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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Filing for candidates not generally recognized: Wednesday 6 September - Tuesday 5 December 2023
Deadline for party to submit candidates to Secretary of State: Tuesday 5 December 2023
Primary: Tuesday 5 March 20241
County Conventions: Saturday 16 March 2024
District Conventions: Saturday 6 April 2024
State Executive Committee: Saturday 27 April 2024
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available) 8.0 100.00%8.0  11.27%8  11.27%
Biden, Joseph Robinette "Joe", Jr.63.0 100.00% 63.0  88.73%63  88.73%
Total63.0 100.00%8.0 100.00%71.0 100.00%71 100.00%

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Delegate Selection Plan from the Tennessee Democratic Party.

28 July 2023: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Committee Meeting found this plan in conditional compliance.


6 September 2023 - 5 December 2023: Qualifying dates for Non-nationally Recognized Presidential Primary Candidates. Deadline for political party chair to submit candidate names to the Secretary of State.


Elections Calendar from the Division of Elections.

2024 Super Tuesday Ballot Finalized in Tennessee from the Division of Elections.


   

Participation in Tennessee's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are not required to declare a party preference; however, they must request a Democratic primary ballot to vote in the presidential preference primary.

Tuesday 5 March 2024: Tennessee Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST / 8:00a-7:00p CST (1400-0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. In some counties, polls open at 9a in the prevailing time zone. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.
Estimate updated 8 March 2024 07:00p EST with about 100% of the vote in.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.122,87392.14%
Uncommitted10,4847.86%
Total133,357100.00%
 

63 of 71 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Tennessee Presidential Primary. Write-in candidates are allowed. 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.

  • 41 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's congressional districts.
  • In addition, 22 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 14 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 8 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Estimate updated 8 March 2024 07:00p EST with about 100% of the vote in.

ContestBidenUncommitted
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD15,2914,80844,8084.0004483  
CD215,28913,647413,6474.00041,642  
CD312,46911,457411,4574.00041,012  
CD49,1778,41248,4124.0004765  
CD523,37521,338521,3385.00052,037  
CD616,24214,789414,7894.00041,453  
CD715,82514,488514,4885.00051,337  
CD812,89812,318412,3184.0004580  
CD923,05521,861721,8617.00071,194  
PLEO133,621123,1188123,1188.000810,503  
At-Large133,621123,11814123,11814.0001410,503  
Total
Delegates
  63  63   
 

Saturday 16 March 2024: County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the District Conventions. Hours begin at 1:00p EDT / 12:00p CDT (1700 UTC). The number of delegates allotted to each presidential candidate is determined by each candidate's performance in the primary.

 

Saturday 6 April 2024: District Conventions meet to elect National Convention district level delegates according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 27 April 2024: State Executive Committee.

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

  • 8 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Member of Congress (0 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Vice President Albert "Al" Gore, Jr.).

These 8 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

Election Authority
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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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