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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 15 March 20161
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 7 May 2016
State Convention: Saturday 21 May - Sunday 22 May 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham141  57.32%163  66.26%
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"73  29.67%72  29.27%
abstention 11   4.47%
Uncommitted32  13.01% 
Total246 100.00%246 100.00%

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Florida Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Florida State and Local Government

 
 

Source: National Convention Delegate Selection Plan.

Sample ballot.


Results from
AP Statewide
Politico.
2016 Presidential Preference Primary from the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton: 22.
28 February 2016: Clinton 22, Sanders 1.
5 March 2016: Clinton 22, Sanders 2.
7 March 2016: Clinton 23, Sanders 2.
2 June 2016: Clinton 24, Sanders 2.


   

"If ... a political party has only one presidential candidate, neither the name of the candidate nor the names of the candidate's delegates shall be printed on the ballot." [Florida Statute 103.101, paragraph 4]

Participation in Florida's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered Democrats.

Tuesday 15 March 2016: Florida Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) / 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC) / 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CDT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated EDT. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary
Source: Florida Department of State, Division of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Wednesday 13 April 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton1,101,41464.44%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders568,83933.28%
Martin Joseph O'Malley38,9302.28%
Total1,709,183100.00%
 

Tuesday 15 March 2016 - Primary. 214 of 246 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 140 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 27 congressional districts.
  • 74 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 46 at-large National Convention delegates.
    • 28 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: Florida Department of State, Division of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Wednesday 13 April 2016.

ContestClintonSanders
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD147,54045,484326,9871.780218,4971.2201
CD288,42984,263650,1903.574434,0732.4262
CD363,26260,044432,0702.136227,9741.8642
CD458,66456,685433,9202.394222,7651.6062
CD575,54674,494655,8554.499418,6391.5012
CD664,31962,438537,9953.043324,4431.9572
CD765,35164,205537,4102.913326,7952.0872
CD865,41063,760539,3843.088324,3761.9122
CD961,31360,489540,6093.357319,8801.6432
CD1061,50960,224538,0113.156322,2131.8442
CD1161,75459,651538,0613.190321,5901.8102
CD1260,23958,670535,4983.025323,1721.9752
CD1375,59673,828644,1213.586429,7072.4142
CD1473,93272,763649,1464.053423,6171.9472
CD1555,33353,505532,7933.064320,7121.9362
CD1671,13669,777643,9213.777425,8562.2232
CD1748,79346,944429,8992.548317,0451.4521
CD1864,80463,424642,8044.049420,6201.9512
CD1950,27149,193431,9582.599317,2351.4011
CD2078,38377,759761,9985.581615,7611.4191
CD2180,73179,823757,7235.062522,1001.9382
CD2272,80171,811649,6024.144422,2091.8562
CD2365,39264,484644,5104.141419,9741.8592
CD2473,54273,167859,2746.481613,8931.5192
CD2534,73334,184324,8972.18529,2870.8151
CD2646,85546,217432,0692.776314,1481.2241
CD2743,54542,967430,7092.859312,2581.1411
PLEO1,709,1831,670,253281,101,41418.46418568,8399.53610
At-Large1,709,1831,670,253461,101,41430.33430568,83915.66616
Total
Delegates
  214  141  73
 

Saturday 7 May 2016: Post primary Congressional District Caucuses meet to elect National Convention Congressional District delegates according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 21 May - Sunday 22 May 2016: State Convention.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a quorum of National Convention District Level delegates according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 32 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 32 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 20 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 11 Members of Congress (1 Senator and 10 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Kenneth Curtis).

These 32 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

On 4 March 2013, Representative Kevin Rader (Democratic) introduced HB 1349. The bill changes the date of the Presidential primary from the "date selected by the Presidential Preference Primary Date Selection Committee" to the 2nd Tuesday in March [8 March 2016].

The Presidential Preference Primary Date Selection Committee has until 1 October 2015 to set the date of the 2016 Presidential Primary. That date is to be no earlier than the 1st Tuesday in January (5 January 2016) and no later than the 1st Tuesday in March (1 March 2016).

On 3 May 2013, HB 7013 was passed by the state Senate (27-13) and state House (115-1).

The presidential preference primary shall be held ... on the first Tuesday that the rules of the major political parties provide for state delegations to be allocated without penalty. Any party rule directing the vote of delegates at a national nominating convention shall reasonably reflect the results of the presidential preference primary, if one is held. [reference]

HB 7035 / SB 7036, submitted for consideration by Ethics and Elections on 26 February 2015 and signed into law on 19 March 2015 by Governor Rick Scott (Republican), moves the state's Presidential Primary to the 3rd Tuesday in March (15 March 2016).

 

Notes

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=Constitution&Submenu=3&Tab=statutes
Election Authority
  Florida Department of State - Division of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Florida House of Representatives
  Florida Senate
  The Florida Monitor Weekly Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Democratic
  Florida Democratic Party
Media & others
  Cedar Key Beacon
  Charlotte Sun-Herald - Charlotte Harbor
  Citrus County Chronicle - Crystal River
  Daytona Beach News-Journal
  El Nueve Herald - Miami
  Florida News Center
  Florida Politics (blog)
  Florida Today - Melborne, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Titusville
  Gadsden County Times
  Gulfshore Business
  Keynoter.com - Florida Keys
  KeysNews.com - The Florida Keys
  Lake City Reporter
  Miami Herald
  Naples Daily News
  New Chief - The Ledger - Winter Haven - Lakeland
  New Times - Broward-Palm Beach
  News Leader - Fernandina Beach
  News-Sun - Avon Park - Lake Placid - Sebring
  Northwest Florida Daily News - Fort Walton Beach
  Orlando Sentinel
  Palatka Daily News
  Palm Beach Post
  Palm Beach Post - Post on Politics
  Pensacola News Journal
  Political Gateway - Deerfield Beach
  Politics1.com - Florida
  Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  Sayfie Review
  South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Broward - Palm Beach - Miami-Dade
  St. Augustine Record
  St. Petersburg Times
  Sunshine State News - Tallahassee
  Tallahassee Democrat
  TC Palm - Treasure Coast - Palm Beach
  The Apalachicola Times
  The Beaches Leader - Jacksonville
  The Daily Commercial - Leesburg
  The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville
  The Gainesville Sun
  The Herald - Manatee - Brandenton - Sarasota
  The Ledger - Lakeland
  The News Herald - Panama City
  The News-Press - Fort Myers
  The Palm Beach Post
  The Tampa Tribune
  The Westside Gazette - BlackPressUSA - Broward County
  WBBH TV - NBC - Fort Myers
  WCJB TV - ABC - Gainesville - Lake City - Ocala
  WCTV - CBS - Tallahassee
  WEAR TV - ABC - Pensacola
  WESH TV - NBC - Winter Park
  WFLA TV - NBC - Tampa
  WFOR TV - CBS - Miami - Fort Lauderdale
  WFTS TV - ABC - Tampa - St. Petersburg - Sarasota
  WFTV TV - ABC - Orlando
  WINK TV - CBS - Fort Myers
  WINK TV - CBS - Fort Myers
  WINZ AM - CC - Miami
  WJHG TV - NBC - Panama City
  WJXT TV - Jacksonville
  WJXX TV - ABC and WTLV TV - NBC - Jacksonville
  WKMG TV - CBS - Orlando
  WPBF TV - IBS - West Palm Beach
  WPLG TV - ABC - Miami - Fort Lauderdale
  WPTV TV - NBC - West Palm Beach
  WSCV-TV - Telemundo 51 - Miami - Ft. Lauderdale
  WSVN TV - FOX - Miami
  WTSP TV - CBS - Tampa
  WTVJ TV - NBC - Miramar
  WTVT TV - FOX - Tampa Bay
  WTXL TV - ABC - Tallahassee

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