|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 15 March 20161
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 9 May 2016
183 total delegate votes - 102 district / 34 at large; 20 Pledged PLEOs; 27 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
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 Illinois' delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters may register to vote up to 30 days preceding the Primary Election, and declare their affiliation by requesting a Democratic Primary Election ballot at the polls. Illinois does not require prior declarations of party affiliation as a pre-requisite to participating in the Primary Election.
Tuesday 15 March 2016: 156 of 183 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Illinois Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
See 2016 Democratic National Convention from the Democratic Party of Illinois.
National Convention District level delegates appear on the primary ballot. Delegate candidates must file nominating petitions, a Statement of Candidacy, and a Presidential Preference form with Illinois State Board of Elections. Presidential candidates are given the opportunity to remove any of their delegate candidates prior to date the Illinois State Board of Elections certifies the Primary ballot. The Delegates are selected from the highest vote-getters.
Monday 9 May 2016: National Convention delegation meeting.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at State Party headquarters by a quorum of the district-level delegates according the the results of the primary.
The remaining 27 National Convention delegates consist of
These 27 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
State Representative Scott Drury (Democratic) introduced HB 193 on 14 January 2015. This bill would move the Presidential and the partisan primaries from the 3rd Tuesday in March to the 4th Tuesday in June.
HB 3107, introduced by state Representative. Steven Andersson (Republican) on 24 February 2015, would move the Presidential and the partisan primaries from the 3rd Tuesday in March to the 3rd Tuesday in July.
|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.|
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Illinois Constitution|
|• Illinois State Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Illinois General Assembly|
|• Republican Caucus|
|• Democratic Party of Illinois|
|Media & others|
|• Belleville News-Democrat|
|• Benton Evening News|
|• Carmi Times|
|• Chicago Sun-Times|
|• Chicago Tribune|
|• Daily Herald - Arlington Heights|
|• Daily Review Atlas - Monmouth|
|• Daily Times - Pekin|
|• Du Quoin Evening Call|
|• Edwardsville Intelligencer|
|• Herald & Review - Decatur|
|• Illinois Campaign for Political Reform|
|• Illinois Times - Springfield|
|• Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - Mattoon|
|• NewsLink.org - Illinois|
|• Peoria Journal Star|
|• Pioneer Press - Chicago|
|• Politics1.com - Illinois|
|• Rockford Register Star|
|• Sauk Valley - Dixon - Sterling - Rock Flats|
|• St. Louis Post-Dispatch (STLtoday.com)|
|• Star Courier - Kewanee|
|• Star Publications - Tinley Park|
|• Suburban Chicago Newspapers|
|• The Capitol Fax Blog|
|• The Courier News - Elgin|
|• The Daily Journal - Kankakee|
|• The Daily Ledger - Canton|
|• The Daily Register - Harrisburg|
|• The Journal - Chicago's Northwest Suburbs|
|• The News-Gazette - Champaign - Urbana|
|• The Pantagraph - Bloomington-Normal|
|• The Quincy Herald-Whig|
|• The Register-Mail - Galesburg|
|• The Southern Illinoisan - Carbondale|
|• The State Journal-Register - Springfield|
|• The Telegraph - Alton|
|• The Zephyr - Galesburg|
|• WBBM TV - CBS - Chicago|
|• WBEZ - Chicago Public Radio|
|• WEEK TV - NBC - East Peoria|
|• WLS TV - ABC - Chicago|
|• WMAQ TV - NBC - Chicago|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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