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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Republican Primary: Tuesday 8 March 2016
County Caucus: Tuesday 22 March 20161
State Convention: Saturday 18 June 2016
27 total delegate votes - 15 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Tuesday 8 March 2016. Republican Presidential Primary (the Democratic Party is not participating in this primary).
Participation in Idaho State's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All citizens of the United States who will be 18 years by the next general election, reside in the State of Idaho, and publicly declare themselves to be participating as Democrats and that they will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for the corresponding election shall be allowed to participate.
Tuesday 22 March 2016: Idaho Democratic Party's first tier County Caucuses meet in each county. 23 of 27 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
In addition, each County Caucus chooses delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention based on presidential preference.
Saturday 18 June 2016: The Idaho State Democratic Convention meets in Boise, Idaho. National Convention are elected according to the results of the Caucuses.
National Delegates and National Committe-Members from the Idaho Democratic Party.
Sanders National Delegates
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
SB 1066, which creates a Presidential Primary on the 2nd Tuesday in March, was signed into law by Governor Butch Otter (Republican) on Thursday, 9 April 2015. The bill states that participation in the presidential primary by a political party is optional and that any party that intends to participate shall notify the Secretary of State no later than the last Tuesday in the November.
|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|
|• Idaho Secretary of State Election Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Idaho Legislature|
|• Idaho Legislature|
|• Idaho Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Coeur d'Alene Press|
|• Idaho Press-Tribune|
|• Idaho Public Television|
|• KIFI TV - ABC - Idaho Falls|
|• KMVT TV-11 (CBS - Twin Falls)|
|• KTVB TV - NBC - Boise|
|• Moscow-Pullman Daily News|
|• Pocatello Idaho State Journal|
|• Politics1.com - Idaho|
|• South Idaho Press|
|• The Challis Messenger|
|• The Idaho Statesman - Boise|
|• The Lewiston Tribune|
|• The MountainGoat Report|
|• The Times-News - Twin Falls|
|• Wood River Journal - Hailey|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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