|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 9 April 2016
State Committee Meeting: Wednesday 13 April 2016
Primary: Tuesday 3 May 2016
57 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 27 re: 9 congressional districts / 3 party / 17 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: Party Rules.
Saturday 9 April 2016: Indiana Congressional District Caucuses. District delegates are pre-slated for the primary.
Wednesday 13 April 2016: State Committee Meeting. 27 delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 17 bonus delegates) are pre-slated for the primary.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Tuesday 3 May 2016: Indiana Primary. Hours 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Although a portion of this state is in CT, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET when the networks feel they can project. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-All (district and statewide) Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Tuesday 3 May 2016: all 57 of Indiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Indiana Presidential Primary.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Indiana's Republican Party, will attend the National Convention by virtue of their position, bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes statewide.
"A delegate ... shall on the first ballot at the national convention support the candidate who received the highest number of votes ... if the person is ... a candidate at the convention. If the presidential candidate ... is not on the ballot ... the ... delegates are no longer bound." [Rules of the Indiana Republican State Committee. Rule 10-2, 10-6, IC 3-8-3-11].
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|
|• Indiana Election Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Indiana General Assembly|
|• Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus|
|• Indiana Senate Republican Caucus|
|• Indiana House Republicans|
|• The Indiana Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Decatur Daily Democrat|
|• Goshen News|
|• Greensburg Daily News|
|• Howey Political Report|
|• Indianapolis Business Journal|
|• Journal and Courier - Lafayette|
|• Kendallville Publishing Company - Northeast Indiana|
|• Kokomo Tribune|
|• Lebanon Reporter|
|• NewsLink.org - Indiana|
|• Pharos-Tribune - Logansport|
|• Politics1.com - Indiana|
|• Post-Tribune - Merrillville|
|• Reporter-Times - Martinsville|
|• The Courier Times - New Castle|
|• The Courier-Times - New Castle|
|• The Evening News - Jefferson / The Tribune - New Albany|
|• The Herald Bulletin - Anderson|
|• The Herald-Press - Huntington County|
|• The Indianapolis Star|
|• The News-Dispatch - Michigan City|
|• The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne|
|• The Palladium-Item - Richmond|
|• The Shelbyville News|
|• The Star Press - Muncie|
|• The Times - Frankfort|
|• The Times - Munster|
|• The Times - Northwest Indiana / Southeast Chicago|
|• The Wabash PlainDealer|
|• Times-Mail - Bedford|
|• Tri-State Media|
|• Tribune Star - Terre Haute|
|• WISH TV - CBS - Indianapolis|
|• WRTV - ABC - Indianapolis|
|• WTHR - NBC - Indianapolis|
|• Zionsville Times Sentinel|
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