|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".
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
70 total delegate votes - 41 district / 14 at large; 8 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs
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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.
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.
63 of 70 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.
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 7 National Convention delegates consist of
These 7 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|
|• Department of State|
|• Division of Elections|
|• Tennessee Registry of Election Finance|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Tennessee General Assembly|
|• Tennessee General Assembly - House|
|• Tennessee General Assembly - Senate|
|• Tennessee Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region|
|• Cleveland Daily Banner|
|• Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News|
|• Politics1.com - Tennessee|
|• Shelbyville Times-Gazette|
|• Southern Standard - McMinnville|
|• The Elizabethton Star|
|• WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis|
|• WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson|
|• WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville|
|• WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga|
|• WLTV TV - CBS - Knoxville|
|• WMC TV - NBC - Memphis|
|• WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville|
|• WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville|
|• WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga|
|• WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville|
|• WVLT TV - CBS - Knoxville|
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