CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Democratic Party has released their 2024 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment, as required by the rules of the Democratic National Committee. The plan complies with New Hampshire law establishing the first-in-the-nation primary, and outlines the NHDP’s process to select delegates to the Democratic National Convention next summer. It will be available for public comment for the next thirty days.
Granite Staters can review the plan and make public comments here.
“New Hampshire Democrats have long taken pride in sending an active and diverse delegation to the Democratic National Convention,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “In recent years more than half our delegation were first-time delegates, and in 2020 our delegation was the most diverse in our history. I encourage Granite State Democrats to read this plan and provide their feedback to ensure that we continue the tradition of selecting the strongest convention delegation in the country.”
New Hampshire’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention includes thirty-three delegates and two alternates. Fifteen delegates will be selected at the district level following a pre-primary caucus that will be held at least seventeen days prior to the date of the New Hampshire primary. Three party leader delegates, five at-large delegates, and two alternates will be elected at a meeting of the New Hampshire delegation on April 27th, 2024.
Additionally, New Hampshire has ten automatic delegates, including the NHDP Chair, Vice Chair, DNC members, and New Hampshire’s federal delegation.
The Delegate Selection Plan also outlines goals to include representation from New Hampshire’s growing diverse communities, and plans on how to educate Granite Staters on how to become a delegate.
“Our party succeeds when as many voices as possible are at the table. Tremendous work and care has gone into this plan, and we look forward to hearing from the Democrats across the state on possible changes to make it even better,” said Chairman Buckley.
The plan will be available for public comment for thirty days. The comments will then be reviewed by the state committee and approved before being sent to the DNC by May 3rd, 2023. The plan will then be reviewed by the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, which is expected to take place in June.