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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
District of Columbia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Pre-primary Caucus: Saturday 21 May 2016
Primary: Tuesday 14 June 2016 (presumably)1
State Party Committee: Tuesday 21 June 2016 (presumably)
44 total delegate votes - 13 district / 5 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 24 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN (circa July 2015) and 2016 District of Columbia Delegate Selection Plan Summary (circa January 2016).
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Saturday 21 May 2016: Pre-primary Caucus at the Washington Convention Center. Call to order at 10am EDT, Adjournment at 2 pm EDT.
Candidates who wish to be slated by Presidential Preference for the District delegate positions are elected at today's Pre-primary caucus. Statements of candidacy by Presidential Preference must be filed with the State Committee on 25 April 2016.
Candidates who wish to be At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegate positions must file a statement of candidacy by Presidential Preference with the State Committee by 16 June 2016.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in the District of Columbia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are permitted register on election day and declare their Party preference on their Voter Registration Card which is a public record.
Tuesday 14 June 2016 (presumably): 20 of 44 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District of Columbia Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the municipal or district wide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
National Convention District delegates are slated at the pre-primary caucus and are selected by the D.C. Democratic State Party Committee beginning with the highest vote-getting presidential preference.
Tuesday 21 June 2016 (presumably): State Party Committee.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
If a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates at the 14 June 2016 primary, but failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates at the 21 May 2016 pre-primary caucus, the members of the Democratic State Committee shall select the additional delegates.
The remaining 24 National Convention delegates consist of
These 24 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
1 May 2013: Legislation B20-0265, introduced by P. Mendelson, Evans, Wells, McDuffie, and Bonds would move the District's primaries from the 1st Tuesday in April to the 2nd Tuesday in June.
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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