DemDaily: The 2024 Presidential Primary Calendar!

January 4, 2024

And so it begins -- The kickoff of the presidential primaries and the already historic election for the White House in 2024!

The 2024 primary season begins January 15 and ends with the last caucuses in Guam and the US Virgin Islands June 8. The Republican Convention will be held July 15–18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Democratic Convention August 19–22 in Chicago, Illinois.

The purpose of a state primary election or caucus is not to directly elect the presidential nominee, but to determine, based on the percentage of the popular vote received by each candidate, how many state delegates that candidate is awarded to the party's national convention. The full body of delegates from each state then votes to elect their party's nominee at the convention.

THE 2024 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CALENDAR

JANUARY 2024
January 10
: Fifth Republican Presidential Primary Debate. Des Moines, Iowa/CNN
January 15: Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus
Note: Iowa Democrats will hold in-person caucuses regarding party business on January 15, but voting on candidates will be done via mail-in ballots from January 12 until Super Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

January 18: Sixth Republican Presidential Primary Debate. Manchester, New Hampshire/ABC&WMUR-TV (Cancelled)
January 21: Seventh Republican Presidential Primary Debate. Henniker, New Hampshire/CNN

January 23: New Hampshire Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries
Note: The Democratic "primary" is actually a "state sponsored public opinion" as the DNC has not approved a delegate selection plan for NH Democrats.

FEBRUARY 2024
February 3
: South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary

February 6: Nevada Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries
Note: Although a 2021 law requires Nevada to hold state-run presidential primaries, the state GOP has chosen to host its own caucus two days later -- the results of which will be used to allocate their delegates.

February 8: Nevada Republican Presidential Primary Caucus
February 8: US Virgin Islands Republican Presidential Caucus

February 13: New York's Third Congressional District Special Election

February 24: South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary

February 27: Michigan Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries
Note: Michigan moved the state’s primaries up to February 27, which violates Republican Party rules. As a compromise, in a hybrid system, a portion of the Republican delegates will be awarded based on the primary results, while the rest will be allocated at the March 2 state GOP Convention.

MARCH 2024
March 2
: Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus
March 2: Michigan State Republican Convention
March 2: Missouri Republican Presidential Caucus
Note: In a hybrid system, a portion of the GOP's delegates will be allocated between the caucus and the May 4 state GOP Convention

March 3: District of Columbia Republican Presidential Primary

March 4: North Dakota Republican Presidential Caucus

Presidential primary elections are run by state and local governments, while caucuses are private, in-person events that are run directly by the political parties themselves.

March 5: Super Tuesday

Democratic Presidential Primaries: Alabama, American Samoa Caucus, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia

Republican Presidential Primaries: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa Caucus, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah Caucus, Vermont, and Virginia.

March 6: Hawaii Democratic Presidential Caucus

March 9: Guam Republican Presidential Caucus

March 10: Northern Mariana Islands Republican Presidential Caucus

March 12: Georgia, Mississippi, Northern Mariana Islands, Washington and Democrats Abroad Democratic Presidential Primaries
Georgia, Hawaii Caucus, Mississippi, and Washington Republican Presidential Primaries

March 19: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio Democratic Presidential Primaries
March 19: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio Republican Presidential Primaries

March 23: Louisiana Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries
March 23: Missouri Democratic Presidential Primary

March 30: North Dakota Democratic Presidential Primary

APRIL 2024
April 2: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primaries
April 2: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primaries

April 6: Alaska Democratic Presidential Primary

April 13: Wyoming Democratic Presidential Caucus
April 20: Wyoming Republican Presidential Caucus

April 21: Puerto Rico Republican Presidential Primary
April 23: Pennsylvania Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries
April 28: Puerto Rico Democratic Presidential Primary

MAY 2024
May 1
: New Mexico Republican State Convention

May 4: Missouri State Republican Convention

May 7: Indiana Democratic and Republican Primaries

May 14: Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia Democratic Primaries
May 14: Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia Republican Primaries

May 21: Kentucky and Oregon Democratic Primaries
May 21: Kentucky and Oregon Republican Primaries

May 23: Idaho Democratic Presidential Caucus

May 24–26: The Libertarian National Convention, Washington, DC

To win their party's nomination, a candidate must receive the majority support of the total of 2,469 delegates for Democrats, and 2,469 delegates for Republicans.

JUNE 2024
June 4: District of Columbia Democratic Presidential Primary
June 4: New Jersey Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries
June 4: New Mexico, Democratic and Republican Primaries
June 4: Montana Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries
June 4: South Dakota Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries

June 8: Guam Democratic Presidential Caucus
June 8: US Virgin Islands Democratic Caucus

JULY 2024
July 11-14: Green Party Annual National Meeting & Presidential Nominating Convention, Virtual

July 15–18: Republican National Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

AUGUST 2024
August 19–22
: Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois

SEPTEMBER 2024
September 16
: First General Election Presidential Debate, San Marcos, Texas. Texas State University
September 25: The Vice Presidential Debate, Easton, Pennsylvania. Lafayette College

OCTOBER 2024
October 1
: Second General Election Presidential Debate, Petersburg, Virginia. Virginia State University
October 9: Third General Election Presidential Debate, Salt Lake City, Utah. University of Utah

NOVEMBER 2024
November 5: Election Day

DECEMBER 2024
December 11: The "safe harbor" deadline (at least six days prior to the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December) under the Electoral Count Act, when states must finally resolve any controversies over the selection of their electors of the Electoral College.

December 17: The electors meet in their respective state capitals and the District of Columbia (the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December) to formally vote for president and vice president.

JANUARY 2025
January 6: Electoral votes formally counted before a joint session of Congress; the President of the Senate officially announces the electoral result.

January 20: Inauguration Day.

Important: Calendar dates may change. This version reflects extensive research from more than a dozen credible sources -- none of which were completely accurate or updated. We have reached out to state officials as well, but If you are an election official, please send us any calendar updates!

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