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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 22 March 20161
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 16 April 2016
State Convention: Saturday 14 May 2016
85 total delegate votes - 50 district / 16 at large; 9 Pledged PLEOs; 10 Unpledged PLEOs
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Source: ADP Delegate Selection 2016.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Participation in Arizona's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Only registered Democrats are allowed to participate in the primary.
Tuesday 22 March 2016: 75 of 85 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Arizona 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 16 April 2016: District Caucuses meet. National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 14 May 2016: State Convention and State Committee Meeting
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 10 National Convention delegates consist of
These 10 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
4 January 2013: State Representative Phil Lovas (Republican-Peoria) introduces HB 2017 which would set the date for the 2016 Arizona Presidential Preference Primary to the same day as the Iowa Caucuses,
On 16 April 2014, Governor Janice K. "Jan" Brewer (Republican) signed HB2107. The bill changes the Presidential primary from the 4th Tuesday in February to the Tuesday immediately following 15 March.
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.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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|• The Daily Dispatch - Douglas|
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