2008 Presidential Primary Calendar

2008

The first votes of the 2008 Presidential Election will be cast on January 3rd in Iowa, followed by New Hampshire on January 8th. These two states have led the nation’s nominating contests over the past several decades and this year has not been an exception with many campaigns focus on the first two elections.

Other early primaries, including Florida and Michigan, have been frequent stops on the campaign trail with candidates hoping to pick up early wins heading into Super Tuesday. More than 20 states are holding their primary election on Super Tuesday, February 5th. Over 40 percent of each parties delegates will be chosen on this date, including California and New York.

2008 Presidential Primary Calendar Map
2008 Presidential Primary Calendar Map from NPR.org

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
  • February 2008
    • Super Tuesday – February 5th
      Alabama, Alaska caucus, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado caucus, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho caucus, Illinois, Kansas caucus, Massachusetts, Minnesota caucus, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico caucus, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah
    • 9 – Louisiana, Nebraska caucus, Washington caucus
    • 10 – Maine caucus
    • 12 – D.C., Maryland, Virginia
    • 19 – Hawaii, Wisconsin
  • March 2008
    • 4 – Ohio, Vermont, Texas
    • 8 – Wyoming
    • 11 – Mississippi
  • April-June 2008
    • April 22 – Pennsylvania
    • May 6 – Indiana, North Carolina
    • May 13 – West Virginia
    • May 20 – Kentucky, Oregon
    • June 1 – Puerto Rico
    • June 3 – Montana, South Dakota

Republican primary and caucus schedule

  • January 2008
    • 3 – Iowa
    • 5 – Wyoming Republican Convention
    • 8 – New Hampshire Primary
    • 15 – Michigan
    • 19 – Nevada, South Carolina
    • 29 – Florida
  • February 2008
    • 1 – Maine
    • Super Tuesday – February 5th Alabama, Alaska , Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah
    • 9 – Louisiana, Kansas, Washington (18 of 40)
    • 12 – D.C., Maryland, Virginia
    • 19 – Wisconsin, Washington (19 of 40)
  • The rest of 2008
    • March 4 – Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Texas
    • March 11 – Mississippi
    • April 22 – Pennsylvania
    • May 6 – Indiana, North Carolina
    • May 13 – West Virginia, Nebraska
    • May 17 – Maine
    • May 20 – Kentucky, Oregon
    • May 27 – Idaho
    • June 3 – South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico
    • June 6 – Hawaii
    • June 28 – Nebraska

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Primary Maps and News from The New York Times:

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LA Times 2008 Election Coverage

After the Primaries

* August 25 to August 28, 2008 – 2008 Democratic National Convention, in Denver.
* September 1 to September 4, 2008 – 2008 Republican National Convention, held in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
* November 6, 2008 – Election Day.
* December 15, 2008 – Members of the U.S. Electoral College meet in each state to cast their votes for President.
* January 6, 2009 – Electoral votes officially tallied before both Houses of Congress.
* January 20, 2009 – Inauguration Day. A New Beginning for our nation.