Full 2008 Democratic and Republican Primary/Caucus Schedule

Just to publish it for the record, here is the complete 2008 presidential primary schedule for both Republicans and Democrats courtesy of Connecticut Bob, I’ve updated his list a little bit with the latest dates and news.

Also, here’s a Google Map setup with all state primary results:


Democratic primary and caucus schedule

January 2008
3 Iowa caucus
8 New Hampshire primary
15 Michigan
19 Nevada caucus
26 South Carolina Primary
29 Florida Primary (may be penalized for breaking party rules, which may result in losing delegates)

February 2008
5 – Super Tuesday: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Democrats abroad

9 Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington, US Virgin Islands
10 Maine
12 D.C., Maryland, Virginia
19 Hawaii, Wisconsin

March 2008
4 Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
8 Wyoming
11 Mississippi

April 2008
April 22 Pennsylvania

May 2008
3 Guam
6 Indiana, North Carolina
13 West Virginia
20 Kentucky, Oregon

June 2008
1 Puerto Rico
3 Montana, South Dakota

Republican primary and caucus schedule

January 2008
3 Iowa caucuses
5 Wyoming (split – 12 of 28 delegates)
8 New Hampshire primary
15 Michigan
19 Nevada, South Carolina
29 Florida

February 2008
1 Maine

5 – Super Tuesday: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia

9 Kansas, Louisiana, Washington
12 D.C., Maryland, Virginia
19 Washington, Wisconsin

March 2008
4 Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
8 Guam – McCain won 8 delegates, 100%
11 Mississippi

April 2008
5 Virgin Islands
22 Pennsylvania

May 2008
6 Indiana, North Carolina
17 Hawaii
20 Kentucky, Oregon
27 Idaho

June 2008
3 South Dakota, New Mexico

July 2008
12 Nebraska

If you have corrections or additions, please email or leave a comment. We will try to keep this as up-to-date as possible but these things keep changing all the time.

Project Vote Smart has a list too but it was last updated 10/25/07 and doesn’t list New Hampshire’s date yet.

  • Carol McKenzie

    Would it be possible to note which primaries/caucuses require Party registration (i.e. closed) and which allow non-registered Party affiliation(i.e.open) voting?

  • That’s a great suggestion, I’ll work on getting that updated.

  • I found a mistake. I think both the North Carolina primaries are on May 6. They are listed separately above, as one being on Super Tuesday. I checked both my county’s website, and this generic one: http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/2008/north-carolina.html

  • There were lots of changes to this list since November. I’ve updated my blog Connecticut Bob which is linked above to reflect the latest dates.

  • Victoria

    Arkansas is missing from Super Tuesday for the Democratic primary.

  • Thanks for this one and your other posts as well. I’m from Germany but though interested in the 2008 US elections. Keep it going!

  • Emily

    CORRECTION: The Maine Republican caucus is Feb. 1st. The Democrats are Feb. 10.

  • Charlie
  • Nic

    Massachusetts is on February 5th, not March. Also, as one reader mentioned above, information on Open/Closed would be incredibly helpful.
    Thanks.

  • Thanks for keeping up the good information. We need more blogs like this in this world, if we ever want to create a conscious about how important is for people to participate in the democratic process. I bookmarked your blog and subscribed.

  • As we enter the hot politcal season remember those immoral words from JFK:


    Ask not what people in power can do for you…
    Ask what you can do for people in power.

    Also check out this Utube link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4_SuskHVWQ

    And don’t forge to laugh a little!

  • Who would have ever thought that the nomination process would still be going on at this point? When have we ever discussed the Wisconsin primary before?

  • Tonights debate wasnt much better, alot of mudsinging and what-if questions.

  • i am lost in these elections. when are we going to vote on who gets electes between hillary and obama? and is that election the final one?

  • Massachusetts is on February 5th, not March. Also, as one reader mentioned above, information on Open/Closed would be incredibly helpful.
    Thanks you