|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 20161
State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting: Saturday 2 April 2016
60 total delegate votes - 35 district / 11 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs
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2016 Election Information from the Alabama Secretary of State.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
This is an open primary. Voters may request a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.
Tuesday 1 March 2016: 53 of 60 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Alabama Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
National Convention Congressional District Delegate candidates appear on the ballot under each Presidential candidate's name and under Uncommitted. Voters will vote for a Presidential candidate and delegates committed to that candidate. National Convention District Delegates are selected from amongst the highest vote getters.
Saturday 2 April 2016: State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting.
National Convention district delegates are selected according to the results of the primary. The delegation is balanced by gender-- half male, half female. If a Presidential candidate failed to slate a sufficient number of delegate candidates, the State Party will conduct an election from among the candidate's supporters to fill said slots.
The State Democratic Executive Committee selects National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 7 National Convention delegates consist of
These 7 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
SB 240, introduced by state Senator Quinton Ross (Democratic) on 17 March 2015, would in Presidential election years, move the partisan and Presidential primaries, from the 2nd Tuesday in March to the 1st Tuesday in March. The bill was signed by Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) on 27 May 2015.
|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.|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• Alabama Secretary of State|
|• Alabama Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Alabama Legislature|
|• Alabama Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• al.com - Everything Alabama|
|• Alabama Political Reporter|
|• Andalusia Star News|
|• Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper|
|• Hartselle Enquirer|
|• Montgomery Advertiser|
|• Politics1.com - Alabama|
|• The Cullman Times|
|• The Daily Home - Talladega|
|• The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro|
|• The Decatur Daily|
|• The Demopolis Times|
|• The Dothan Eagle|
|• The Gadsden Times|
|• The Messinger - Troy|
|• The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika|
|• The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin|
|• The Star - Anniston|
|• The Times-Journal - Fort Payne|
|• The Valley Times-News - Lanett|
|• Times Daily - Florence|
|• Tuscaloosa News|
|• WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville|
|• WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville|
|• WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery|
|• WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)|
|• WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham|
|• WHNT TV - Huntsville|
|• WIAT TV-42 (CBS - Birmingham)|
|• WKRG TV-5 (CBS - Mobile)|
|• WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery|
|• WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)|
|• WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery|
|• WVTM TV-13 (NBC - Birmingham)|
|• WZDX TV-8 (FOX - Huntsville)|
|• Yellowhammer - Montgomery|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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