|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Democratic Central Committee Meeting: Saturday 21 May 2016
120 total delegate votes - 64 district / 21 at large; 10 Pledged PLEOs; 25 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Tuesday 26 April 2016 Primary Candidate Listings from the State Board of Elections.
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 Maryland's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats.
Tuesday 26 April 2016: 95 of 120 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Maryland 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 21 May 2016: State Democratic Central Committee Meeting.
Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention delegates are elected at the Committee Meeting according to the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Primary. If a presidential candidate is eligible to receive District delegates but failed to slate a enough delegates, the Democratic State Central Committee elects additional delegates pledged to that candidate.
23 May 2016: MDP Announces DNC Delegates, Alternates and State DNC Members from the Maryland Democratic Party.
The remaining 25 National Convention delegates consist of
These 25 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
HB0396, introduced on 6 February 2015 by Delegate Frank S. Turner (Democratic) and SB0204, introduced on 2 February 2015 by Senator Joan Carter Conway (Democratic), would each move the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in April to the
|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|
|• Maryland State Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Maryland General Assembly|
|• Maryland Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Arbutus Times (The Baltimore Sun)|
|• Baltimore Jewish Times|
|• Baltimore Messenger - Towson|
|• Baltimore Sun|
|• Bay Weekly - Chesapeake|
|• Columbia Flier|
|• Cumberland Times-News|
|• DiamondbackOnline.com - University of Maryland|
|• Howard County Times|
|• MarylandReporter.com - Columbia|
|• Owings Mills Times|
|• Politics1.com - Maryland|
|• Takoma Voice - Takoma Park|
|• The Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel|
|• The Baltimore Sun - Laurel Leader|
|• The Frederick News-Post|
|• The Gazette|
|• The Herald-Mail - Hagerstown|
|• The Jeffersonian - Baltimore County|
|• The Republican - Oakland|
|• The Star Democrat - Easton|
|• The Washington Post (Metro)|
|• Towson Times - Columbia|
|• WBFF TV - FOX / WNUV TV - WB - Baltimore|
|• WHAG TV - NBC - Hagerstown - Frederick - Cumberland|
|• WJZ TV - CBS - Baltimore|
|• WMAR TV-2 (ABC - Baltimore)|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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