DemDaily: The Presidential Primary Calendar. The Updates!

March 21, 2024

We are less than five months out from the August 19–22, 2024 Democratic Convention in Chicago, Illinois when Democrats will nominate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for reelection to a second term -- and just 228 days until US voters make it official.

The 2024 primary season began with the January 15 Iowa Caucus and ends with the Democratic caucuses in Guam and US Virgin Islands June 8. Presumptive party nominees Biden and former Republican President Donald Trump surpassed their respective party delegate thresholds to reach the nomination after the March 5 Super Tuesday primaries.


MARCH, 2024
March 23
: Louisiana Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries
March 23: Missouri Democratic Presidential Primary

March 30: North Dakota Democratic Primary

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

April 6: Alaska Democratic 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 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

Democratic and Republican primaries or caucuses have been held in Alabama, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, along with Democrats Abroad’s global primary. Republicans have also held primaries in Alaska, Guam, Idaho, Missouri, DC, North Dakota, and the US Virgin Islands.

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: Libertarian National Convention, Washington, DC

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 Presidential Nominating Convention, Virtual

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

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

DemList will again host the Democratic Convention Calendar, the Party-recommended resource for the last three presidential cycles. The Calendar will open for event submissions May 24.

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

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 5: Election Day

December 11
: "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: State Electors Meet (the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December), in their respective state capitals and the District of Columbia to formally vote for president and vice president.

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

January 20: Inauguration Day!

DemList will keep you informed.

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