Dates to Know for the 2004 Election: Chronological

General Election Day is Nov. 2, 2004, for both presidential and congressional elections and many state elections. Each state, however, has its own schedule for registering to vote, state primary dates, absentee ballot deadlines and other related events. Below are the schedules, listed chronologically.


Jan. 13
District of Columbia Democratic Primary (non-binding Primary)

Jan. 19
Iowa Caucuses

Jan. 27
New Hampshire Primary


Feb. 3
Arizona Primary
Delaware Primary
Missouri Primary
New Mexico Democratic Party-run Primary
North Dakota Precinct Caucuses
Oklahoma Primary
South Carolina Democratic Party-run Primary

Feb. 7
Michigan Democratic Party-run Primary
Washington Democratic Precinct Caucuses

Feb. 8
Maine Municipal Caucuses

Feb. 10
Tennessee Primary
Virginia Democratic Primary

Feb. 14
District of Columbia Democratic Ward Caucus
Nevada Democratic Precinct Caucuses

Feb. 17
Wisconsin Primary

Feb. 24
Hawaii Democratic Precinct Caucus
Idaho Democratic County Caucus
Utah Democratic Party-run Primary

MARCH 2004

March 2
California Primary
Connecticut Primary
Georgia Primary
Maryland Primary
Massachusetts Primary
Minnesota Precinct Caucuses
New York Primary
Ohio Primary
Rhode Island Primary
Vermont Primary

March 8
American Samoa Territorial Convention

March 9
Florida Primary
Louisiana Primary
Mississippi Primary
Texas Primary

March 13
Kansas Democratic Local Unit Caucuses

March 16
Illinois Primary

March 20
Alaska Democratic Precinct Caucuses and District Caucuses
Guam Democratic Territorial Convention
Wyoming Democratic County Caucuses

APRIL 2004

April 13
Colorado Precinct Caucus

April 17
Virgin Islands Democratic Territorial Convention

April 27
Pennsylvania Primary

MAY 2004

May 4
Indiana Primary
North Carolina Primary

May 11
Nebraska Primary
West Virginia Primary

May 18
Arkansas Primary
Kentucky Primary
Oregon Primary

JUNE 2004

June 1
Alabama Primary
South Dakota Primary

June 6
Puerto Rico Democratic Caucus

June 8
Montana Primary
New Jersey Primary

JULY 2004

July 26-29
Democratic National Convention (Boston)


Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Republican National Convention (New York City)


Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Republican National Convention (New York City)


Nov. 2
Presidential election and national elections in all 50 states


Dec. 4
Louisiana Congressional run-offs (if needed)