|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 20161
Congressional District and State Conventions: Saturday 11 June 2016
37 total delegate votes - 21 district / 7 at large; 4 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.
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.
Participation in Arkansas's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats (and have not participated in the Republican Primary).
Tuesday 1 March 2016: 32 of 37 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Arkansas 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.
Saturday 11 June 2016: Congressional District and State Conventions in Little Rock.
District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected at the Convention according to the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Primary.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
On 29 May 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (Republican) signed SB 8. The bill moves the 2016 Presidential and partisan primary from 3 weeks prior to the 2nd Tuesday in June to 3 weeks prior to the 4th Tuesday in March. [Arkansas Code § 7-7-203(a)]. The provisions of this act are temporary and expire on 31 December 2016. [Arkansas Code Title 21, Chapter 8, Subchapter 7, Section 7 (b)].
This moves the 2016 Presidential and partisan primaries to Tuesday 1 March 2016 and the runoff election to 22 March 2016.
|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|
|• Arkansas Election Results Website|
|• Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Arkansas General Assembly|
|• Arkansas House of Representatives|
|• Arkansas Senate|
|• The Democratic Party of Arkansas|
|Media & others|
|• Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas News Bureau|
|• Arkansas Times - Little Rock|
|• Batesville Daily Guard|
|• Evening Times - West Memphis|
|• KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro|
|• KARK TV - NBC - ArkansasMatters - Little Rock|
|• KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock|
|• KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock|
|• KTHV - CBS - Little Rock|
|• Lynch at Large|
|• Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia|
|• NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville|
|• Pine Bluff Commercial|
|• Politics1.com - Arkansas|
|• Talk Business River Rock Communications|
|• The Arkansas Project|
|• The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home|
|• The Jonesboro Sun|
|• The Leader - Jacksonville|
|• The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville|
|• The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs|
|• The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County|
|• The Times Record - Fort Smith|
|• TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway|
|• Van Buren Press Argus|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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