|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Saturday 5 March 20161
Post Primary Congressional Caucus: Saturday 30 April 2016
State Central Committee: Saturday 28 May 2016
59 total delegate votes - 33 district / 11 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.
For a list of Presidential candidates: Click here. Select 'Presidential Nominee, Democratic Party" and "Presidential Nominee, Democratic Party" then "View Candidate".
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Louisiana registers voters by party. Only those registered as Democrats will be permitted to vote in the Presidential Primary. Write-in candidates are not allowed.
Saturday 5 March 2016: 51 of 59 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Louisiana Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 30 April 2016 Post-primary Congressional District Caucuses. The 33 District-level delegates are elected in a vote by mail caucus according to the results of the primary. Ballots will be mailed to every registered Democrat requesting a ballot.
Saturday 28 May 2016: Democratic State Central Committee. 7 National Convention Pledged PLEO and 11 At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
On 19 June 2014, HB 431 was signed by Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal. The bill moves the 2016 Presidential Primary from 3rd Saturday after the 1st Tuesday in March (19 March 2016) to the 1st Saturday in March (5 March 2016).
|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|
|• Louisiana Constitution|
|• Geaux Vote|
|• Louisiana Ethics Administration|
|• Louisiana Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Louisiana House of Representatives|
|• Louisiana State Legislature|
|• Louisiana State Senate|
|• Louisiana Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• American Press - Lake Charles|
|• COX.net - New Orleans|
|• Crowley Post Signal|
|• Daily Comet - Thibodaux|
|• DeRidder Beauregard Daily News|
|• Houma Today - The Courier - Terrebonne Parish|
|• KATC TV - Lafayette|
|• Louisiana Politics by John Maginnis|
|• Louisiana Progress - Baton Rouge|
|• Louisiana Radio Network|
|• Monroe Free Press|
|• New Orleans CityBusiness|
|• NewsLink.org - Louisiana|
|• Politics1.com - Louisiana|
|• St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune|
|• The Daily & Sunday Star - Hammond|
|• The Daily Advertiser - Lafayette|
|• The Daily Iberian - New Iberia|
|• The Daily Review - Morgan City|
|• The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report|
|• The Hayride|
|• The Lafayette Daily Advertiser|
|• The News Star - Munroe|
|• The Opelousas Daily World|
|• The Ponchatoula Times - Tangipahoa|
|• The Shreveport Times|
|• The Times-Picayune - nola.com - New Orleans|
|• The Town Talk - Alexandria|
|• Tri-Parish Times - Houma|
|• WABF TV - CBS - Baton Rouge|
|• WBRZ TV - ABC / The Advocate - Baton Rouge|
|• WWL AM - New Orleans|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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