|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 March 20161
District Conventions: Saturday 21 May 2016
State Central Committee: Saturday 11 June 2016
147 total delegate votes - 85 district / 28 at large; 17 Pledged PLEOs; 17 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 DNC Delegate Selection Plan.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Participation in Michigan’s delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. In order to vote, a voter is required to indicate in writing which political party's ballot he or she wishes to use.
Tuesday 8 March 2016: Michigan Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p EST (1200-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET, when the networks feel they can project. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Michigan election law has no provision for write-in candidates or "uncommitted" on the ballot.
Tuesday 8 March 2016: 130 of 147 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the preferences expressed in today's 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: District Conventions. District-level delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 11 June 2016: State Central Committee Meeting.
28 At-Large and 17 Pledged PLEO delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 17 National Convention delegates consist of
These 17 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
SB 44 and SB 45 were introduced on 28 January 2015 by state Senator David B. Robertson (Republican) and signed by Governor Rick Snyder (Republican) on 20 February 2015. The bill changes the date of the Michigan Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in February (23 February 2016) to the 2nd Tuesday in March (8 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|
|• CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OF 1963|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1835|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1850|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1908|
|• Michigan Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Michigan House of Representatives|
|• Michigan Legislature|
|• Michigan Senate|
|• Michigan House Democrats|
|• Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus|
|• The Michigan Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Ann Arbor News|
|• Battle Creek Enquirer|
|• C & G Newspapers - Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties|
|• Cheboygan Daily Tribune|
|• Deadline Detroit|
|• Detroit Free Press|
|• Detroit News|
|• Gongwer News Service|
|• Grand Rapids Press|
|• Grassroots in Michigan|
|• Hometown Newspapers - Oakland, Livingston, Wayne, and Macomb Counties|
|• Huron Daily Tribune - Bad Axe|
|• Kalamazoo Gazette|
|• Lansing State Journal|
|• Leader Publications - Dowagiac - Niles|
|• Macomb Daily|
|• MichiganVotes.org - Mackinac Center Michigan Legislature|
|• Midland Daily News|
|• Monroe Evening News|
|• Muskegon Chronicle|
|• Politics1.com - Michigan|
|• Right Michigan|
|• Sentinel-Standard - Ionia|
|• Sturgis Journal|
|• The Alpena News|
|• The Bay City Times|
|• The Daily Telegram - Adrian|
|• The Flint Journal|
|• The Herald-Palladium - St. Joseph - Benton Harbor|
|• The Independent - Dundee|
|• The Jackson Citizen Patriot|
|• The News-Herald-Heritage - Wayne County|
|• The Oakland Press - Pontiac|
|• The Saginaw News|
|• The Voice - New Baltimore|
|• WDIV TV - NBC - Detroit|
|• WJBK TV - FOX - Detroit|
|• WLNS TV - CBS - Lansing|
|• WNEM - Bay City - Saginaw - Midland - Flint|
|• WOOD AM - Grand Rapids|
|• WOOD TV - NBC - Grand Rapids|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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