The Green Papers: Puerto Rico 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Sunday 5 June 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Sunday 5 June 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 8:00a-3:00p AST (1200-1900 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 9:00a-5:00p AST (1300-2100 UTC).
 
Capital:San Juan
 

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Puerto Rico State and Local Government

Puerto Rico 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


In 2014, Grand and San Juan counties switched to vote by mail.

Ballots are mailed to registered voters 28 days prior to the election. Returned ballots must be postmarked no later than the day before the election. The final canvass must be completed no later than 14 days after the election.

2016 Primary from the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico.


5 June 2016 Primary Results from
El Nuevo Dia.
Fox News.
Comisión Estatal de Elecciones.


Elecciones Generales 2016 Certificaciones de Candidatos from the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico.


8 November 2016 returns from the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico.

 
           

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Territorial Governor

Seat up for regular election
Open
Partido Popular Democrático Governor Alejandro J. García Padilla
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 14 December 2015: Announced he will not run for re-election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Partido Nuevo Progresista 660,510 41.63% Ricky Rosselló Nevares
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático 614,190 38.71% former Secretary of State David Enrique Bernier Rivera
  Candidate Independent 175,831 11.08% Alexandra Lúgaro Aponte
  Candidate Independent 90,494 5.70% Manuel Cidre Miranda
  Candidate Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño 33,729 2.13% state Senator María de Lourdes Santiago Negrón
  Candidate Partido del Pueblo Trabajador 5,430 0.34% Rafael Bernabe Riefkohl
  Candidate Scattering 3,883 0.24% EN BLANCO
  Candidate Scattering 1,776 0.11% NOMINACIÓN DIRECTA
  Candidate Scattering 708 0.04% NULAS
Total 1,586,551 100.00%  

Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Open
Partido Nuevo Progresista Resident Commissioner Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - Running for Governor in 2016.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 3 write-ins)
  Elected Partido Nuevo Progresista 718,591 48.44% Jenniffer González Colón
FEC H6PR00082; 28 Nov 16; Tot $941,259; Dsb $902,511
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático 695,073 46.86% Héctor J. Ferrer Rios
FEC H6PR00090; 28 Nov 16; Tot $281,298; Dsb $260,805
  Candidate Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño 39,704 2.68% Hugo Rodríguez Diaz
FEC H6PR00108
  Candidate Partido del Pueblo Trabajador 19,033 1.28% Mariana Nogales Molinelli
FEC H6PR01031; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,389; Dsb $1,992
  Candidate Scattering 6,415 0.43% NOMINACIÓN DIRECTA
  Candidate Scattering 3,883 0.26% EN BLANCO
  Candidate Scattering 712 0.05% NULAS
Total 1,483,411 100.00%  
 

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)
Other Third Parties
  Movimiento Unión Soberanista
  Partido del Pueblo Trabajador: 2 candidates
  Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño: 2 candidates
  Partido Nuevo Progresista: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
  Partido Popular Democrático: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  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.

Notes

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.

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Election Authority
  Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico
  Gobierno de Puerto Rico
  Puerto Rico Electoral Code (in Spanish) (doc format)
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Puerto Rico Government
Democratic
  Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)
  Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010
  Young Democrats of America Puerto Rico Chapter (Facebook)
Third Party
  Bandera Roja en Línea
  Movimiento Unión Soberanista (¡Porque el País con el que sueñas es posible!)
  MUS - Movimiento Unión Soberanista (Sovereign Union Movement)
  Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño (Puerto Rican Independence Party - Spanish)
  PPT - Partido del Pueblo Trabajador (Working People's Party)
Media & others
  Caribbean Business
  Claridad
  El Boricua
  El Nuevo Día
  El Nuevo Día - Política
  El Vocero de Puerto Rico
  Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)
  Elections in Puerto Rico (English)
  Politics1.com - Puerto Rico
  Primera Hora
  Puerto Rico Herald
  RedBetances
  Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico
  U.S. Council for Puerto Rican Statehood
  Univision
  WAPA AM - San Juan
  WAPA TV - San Juan

 


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