The 2024 Presidential Primary Calendar

Latest update: 1/21/21: First version of the FHQ 2024 presidential primary calendar posted. 


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Reading the Map:
As was the case with the maps from past cycles, the earlier a contest is scheduled in 2024, the darker the color in which the state is shaded. Texas, for instance, is a deeper shade of blue in March than Montana is in June. There are, however, some differences between the earlier maps and the one that appears above.
  1. A number of caucus states have yet to select a date for the first step of their delegate selection processes in 2024. Until a decision is made by state parties in those states, they will appear in gray on the map.
  2. The states where legislation to move the presidential primary is active are two-toned with right-leaning diagonal stripes. One color indicates the timing of the primary according to the current law whereas the second color is meant to highlight the month to which the primary could be moved. 
  3. Other states -- the carve-out states and states with state laws providing guidance for setting a primary or caucuses date but no specific date or multiple specified dates -- are also two-toned with left-leaning diagonal stripes. In this case, one color (gray) represents the uncertainty of the primary or caucuses date now while the other color (or colors) highlight the options available to states or the most likely date for a contest in that state given the information we currently have. So, in New Hampshire, for instance, we know that the secretary of state in the Granite state will want to protect the first in the nation status enjoyed in the past. To maintain that position alone, New Hampshire could now conduct its primary as late as some time in early February 2020.  
  4. States that are bisected vertically are states where the state parties have different dates for their caucuses and/or primaries. The left section is shaded to reflect the state Democratic Party's scheduling while the right is for the state Republican Party's decision on the timing of its delegate selection event (see Kansas). This holds true for states -- typically caucus states -- with a history of different dates across parties but which also have not yet chosen a contest date.
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Reading the calendar:
  1. Note that if you click on the state name in the calendar below, the link will take you to the relevant section of the state's law or party's bylaws covering the date of the primary or caucus.
  2. Links to discussions of 2020-2023 state-level legislation addressing the dates of future presidential primaries have also been added below the state name in the calendar.
  3. Markers have also been added indicating whether legislation has become law or has died at some point in the legislative process. 
  4. The bracketed numbers [+x or -y] refer the number of days the primary or caucuses have moved relative to where the previous statute scheduled the contest or, where noted, how far a state contest has moved relative to its position on the calendar in 2020.
  5. Permanently underlined states indicate states with tentative calendar dates. These are primarily carve-out states in February, but include a handful of other states where current state law sets a particular date or date selection protocol that may change.

2024 Presidential Primary Calendar

February
Monday, February 5:
Iowa caucuses [tentative, based on recent previous cycles]


Tuesday, February 6:
New York [non-compliant]
    [2021 New York legislation: S 1819 -- would move the presidential primary from February to June -- pending]


Tuesday, February 13:
New Hampshire [tentative, based on recent previous cycles]


Saturday, February 24:
Nevada Democratic caucuses [tentative, based on recent previous cycles]
Nevada Republican caucuses [tentative, based on recent previous cycles]
    [2021 Nevada legislation: AB 126 -- creates January presidential primary | SB 130 -- creates June consolidated presidential 
    primary]

South Carolina Republican primary [tentative, based on recent previous cycles]



March
Saturday, March 2:
South Carolina Democratic primary [tentative, based on recent previous cycles]

Louisiana [non-compliant]


Tuesday, March 5:
Alabama

Arkansas

California

    [State parties opt in to/out of primary by November 1, 2023.]

Massachusetts

Minnesota
    [Date of the primary is on the first Tuesday in March unless both parties agree to an alternative date 
    before March 1, 2023.]

North Carolina

Oklahoma
    [2020 Tennessee resolution (non-binding): HJR 933 -- resolves to make the Tennessee presidential 
    primary first in the nation -- died in committee when session adjourned on June 19, 2020]

Tuesday, March 12:
Hawaii Republican caucuses

Idaho

Michigan

Mississippi
    [2020 Mississippi legislation: S2663 -- shift the primary to the first Tuesday in February -- died 
    February 17, 2020 | 2020 Mississippi resolution (non-binding): SCR 537 -- explore Mississippi 
    joining a southeastern Super Tuesday in 2024 -- died February 7, 2020]
    [2021 Missouri legislation: HB 680 -- eliminate the presidential primary option -- pending]

Washington


Tuesday, March 19:
Arizona 
    [2021 Arizona legislation: SB 1668 -- eliminate presidential primary -- pending]

Florida

Illinois



Sunday, March 31:
Puerto Rico Democratic primary


On one of the first three Tuesdays in March:
Colorado
    [Governor selects date by September 1, 2023. Can choose a Tuesday between the presumed earliest date  
    traditionally allowed by the national parties -- March 5, 2024 -- and the third Tuesday in March -- 
    March 19, 2024.]


April
Tuesday, April 2:


Tuesday, April 23:


    [2020 Pennsylvania legislation: S779 -- shift primary to the third Tuesday in March -- passed state 
    Senate but died in state House committee on January 31, 2020]    


Tuesday, April 30:
  

May
Tuesday, May 7:


Tuesday, May 14:


Tuesday, May 21:
    [2021 Oregon legislation: SB 785 -- shift consolidated primary (including presidential primary) to the first Tuesday in March -- pending]

June
Tuesday, June 4:
    [2021 Montana legislation: HB 248 -- shift presidential primary to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March -- pending (but currently tabled)]


    [2020 New Mexico legislation: H350 -- shift presidential primary to the second Tuesday in January -- 
    died in committee when session adjourned on February 20, 2020]



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States with no (official, tentative and/or likely) contest date for 2024 [2020 date in parentheses]:
Alaska Democratic party-run primary (April 10, 2020, but originally scheduled for April 4, 2020)
Alaska Republican state convention (April 4, 2020)

American Samoa Democratic caucuses (March 3, 2020)
American Samoa Republican territorial caucus (March 18, 2020)

Democrats Abroad (voting occurred from March 3-10, 2020)

Georgia (June 9, 2020, but originally scheduled for March 24, 2020)
    [Secretary of state selects primary date on or before December 1, 2023.]

Guam Democratic caucuses (June 6, 2020, but originally scheduled for May 2, 2020)
Guam Republican territorial convention (March 14, 2020)

Hawaii Democratic party-run primary (May 22, 2020 , but originally scheduled for April 4, 2020) 

Kansas Democratic party-run primary (May 2, 2020)
Kansas Republican conventions (district conventions began on March 15, 2020)

North Dakota Democratic "firehouse caucus" (March 10, 2020)
North Dakota Republican preference caucuses (March 10, 2020)

Northern Mariana Islands Democratic caucuses (March 14, 2020)
Northern Mariana Islands Republican territorial caucus (March 15, 2020)

Puerto Rico Republican primary (June 7, 2020)
    [Territorial party can select any date between the first Tuesday in February and June 15 on which to 
    hold the presidential primary.]

Virgin Islands Democratic caucuses (June 6, 2020)
Virgin Islands Republican territorial caucuses (Saturday, April 4, 2020 through Saturday, May 30, 2020)

Wyoming Democratic caucuses (April 17, 2020, but originally scheduled for April 4, 2020)
Wyoming Republican state convention (May 9, 2020)



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States that switched from caucus to primary or cancelled contests for 2024:
none at this time



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Update Chronology:
1/21/21: 2024 primary calendar first posted.

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