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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
North Carolina Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Meetings: Tuesday 8 March 2016
Primary: Tuesday 15 March 20161
County Conventions: Saturday 16 April 2016
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 21 May 2016
State Convention: Saturday 11 June 2016
120 total delegate votes - 70 district / 23 at large; 14 Pledged PLEOs; 13 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: Primary Sample Ballots from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
15 March 2016 Primary Candidate Listing from the North Carolina Board of Election.
Uncommitted is listed as "No Preference" on the North Carolina ballot.
NCSBE FTP site: http://dl.ncsbe.gov/index.html?prefix=ENRS/ resultsPCT20160315.zip
19 February 2016: Today, the state Legislature voted in a new Congressional map and changed the date of the U.S. House Primaries to Tuesday 7 June 2016. All other primaries will continue to be on Tuesday 15 March. Tbe revised filing period is 16 to 25 March. The Democrats plan to contest the latest map. This does not affect the delegate selection plan.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Tuesday 8 March 2016: Precinct Meetings. The Precinct Meetings start between 6p and 7:30p local time. Their purpose is to elect delegates to the County Conventions. The makeup date is 12 March 2016, beginning between 10a to 7p.
Participation in North Carolina’s delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered as Democrats or Unaffiliated.
Tuesday 15 March 2016: North Carolina Primary. Polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
Tuesday 15 March 2016: 107 of 120 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's North Carolina 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.
List of delegates from the North Carolina Democratic Party.
Saturday 16 April 2016: County Conventions. The conventions start between 10a and 2p and election delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions. At these meetings, delegates are not required to declare their Presidential preferences.
Saturday 21 May 2016 - Congressional District Conventions. The Conventions start between 10a and 2p. National Convention district level delegates are selected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 11 June 2016: State Convention in Raleigh. Delegate selection begins at 10a.
The State Convention selects National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of
These 13 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
HB 373, introduced by state Representatives Riddell, Whitmire, Brockman, and Iler on 26 March 2015, would move the 2016 Partisan and Presidential Primaries to 15 March 2016. The Partisan run-off would be 24 May 2016 (if a run-off is needed for either the United States Senate or the United States House of Representatives) otherwise the run-off would be 3 May 2016. Signed in law by Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory (Republican) on 30 September 2015.
|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|
|• North Carolina State Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• North Carolina General Assembly|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - House|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - Senate|
|• North Carolina General Statutes|
|• North Carolina Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Asheville Citizen-Times|
|• Chapel Hill News|
|• Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune|
|• Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids|
|• Goldsboro News-Argus|
|• Hickory Daily Record|
|• Mooresville Tribune|
|• Mount Olive Tribune|
|• News & Record - Greensboro|
|• NewsLink.org - North Carolina|
|• newsobserver.com - Raleigh - Durham - Cary - Chapel Hill|
|• Politics1.com - North Carolina|
|• Star-News - Wilmington|
|• Statesville Record and Landmark|
|• The Charlotte Observer|
|• The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro|
|• The Daily News - Jacksonville|
|• The Herald-Sun - Durham|
|• The McDowell News|
|• The Morganton News Herald|
|• The New Bern Sun Journal|
|• The Pilot - Southern Pines|
|• The Star - Shelby|
|• Winston-Salem Journal|
|• WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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