The Green Papers: District of Columbia 2016 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2016. Find 2017 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 14 June 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 14 June 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC).
2010 Census:601,723 (0.19% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Capital:Washington, DC

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District of Columbia State and Local Government

District of Columbia 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

Only voters registered with the Democratic, Republican, DC Statehood Green, and Libertarian parties are eligible to vote in a primary election.

List of Candidates for June 2016 Primary Election.

List of Candidates for the General Election.

14 June Primary results from
Returns from the DC Board of Elections.

8 November 2016 returns from the DC Board of Elections.


President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 282,830 90.48% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(3 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 12,723 4.07% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Scattering 6,551 2.10% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Libertarian 4,906 1.57% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate D.C. Statehood Green 4,258 1.36% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Scattering 1,064 0.34% UNDER VOTES
  Candidate Scattering 243 0.08% OVER VOTES
Total 312,575 100.00%  

Mayor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Home Rule

  Democratic Mayor  Muriel E. Bowser
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Delegate to the House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2016. Home Rule

Seat up for regular election Democratic Territorial Delegate  Eleanor Holmes Norton
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 14 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 265,178 84.84% Territorial Delegate  Eleanor Holmes Norton
FEC H0DC00058; 31 Dec 16; Tot $385,250; Dsb $466,613
  Candidate Libertarian 18,713 5.99% Martin Moulton
FEC H6DC00162
  Candidate D.C. Statehood Green 14,336 4.59% Natale N. "Lino" Stracuzzi
FEC H8DC00143
  Candidate Scattering 11,498 3.68% UNDER VOTES
  Candidate Scattering 2,679 0.86% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Scattering 171 0.05% OVER VOTES
Total 312,575 100.00%  
 Non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate must receive a majority of the popular vote in order to be elected as Delegate to the House. A runoff election is scheduled in the event that no candidate receives the requisite majority.

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 2 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
Major Third Parties
  D.C. Statehood Green (affiliate of Green): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 6 candidates
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  District of Columbia Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  District of Columbia Official Code
  District of Columbia Official Code (LexisNexis)
  D.C. Democratic Party
  District of Columbia Republican Committee
Third Party
  DC Statehood Green Party
  District of Columbia Libertarian Party
  The Unity Party of New Columbia
Media & others
  Capital Community News
  DCWatch - District of Columbia
  The Common Denominator
  The District Chronicles
  The Georgetowner
  The Hill
  The InTowner
  The Tower - The Catholic University of America
  The Washington Post
  The Washington Times
  Washington Business Journal
  Washington Examiner
  WTTG TV - Fox


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