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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Saturday 5 March 20161
Advisory Primary: Tuesday 10 May 2016
County Conventions: Thursday 19 May - Sunday 29 May 2016
State Convention: Saturday 18 June 2016
30 total delegate votes - 17 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
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Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Participation in Nebraska's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. "Democrats" are those persons of legal voting age who are registered in Nebraska as Democrats or who register as Democrats at the Precinct Caucus.
Saturday 5 March 2016: Nebraska Precinct Caucuses. Polling hours 10:00a CST (1600 UTC) / 9:00a MST (1600 UTC) to 8:00p CST (0200 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Modified Caucus/Convention.
The Nebraska presidential caucus is a binding caucus. Presidential preferences rendered at the caucus must be observed at succeeding levels (county, district, and state). Should a preference fall below the 15% threshold at any level, then those in that preference group may realign to join another preference, including "uncommitted".
Historically, Democrats who are unable to attend their caucus have been permitted to participate via an absentee process.
Saturday 5 March 2016: First Tier- Precinct Caucuses. The Precinct Caucus participants choose delegates to the County Conventions according to their Presidential preference. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated County Convention delegates.
25 of 30 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the Precinct Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Tuesday 10 May 2016: Nebraska Advisory Primary. Polling hours 8:00a CDT (1300 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Delegate Pledging: Advisory Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. Today's primary has no affect on delegate allocation.
Thursday 19 May - Sunday 29 May 2016: Second Tier: County Conventions. County Convention delegates choose the county's delegates to the Nebraska State Democratic Convention. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated State Democratic Convention delegates.
Saturday 18 June 2016: Third and final tier: The State Democratic Convention convenes. National Convention Delegates are elected according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses. Delegate candidates may modify their presidential preference by submitting an updated pledge of support.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
13 December 2014: The Nebraska Democratic Party decides to conduct Presidential caucuses in 2016.
LB1048 was signed into law on 9 April 2014. The bill requires:
11 January 2016: Nebraska state Senator John Murante introduced LB 871 which would create a presidential preference primary on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.
|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|
|• Nebraska Constitution|
|• Nebraska Secretary of State|
|• Nebraska Secretary of State - Election Administration|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Nebraska Revised Statutes|
|• Nebraska Unicameral Legislature|
|• Nebraska Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Alliance Times-Herald|
|• Columbus Telegram|
|• Fremont Tribune|
|• Grand Island Independent|
|• Kearney Hub|
|• KETV - ABC - Omaha|
|• KMTV - CBS - Omaha|
|• Lexington Clipper-Herald|
|• Lincoln Journal Star|
|• McCook Daily Gazette|
|• Norfolk Daily News|
|• North Platte Telegraph|
|• Omaha World-Herald|
|• Politics1.com - Nebraska|
|• The Beatrice Daily Sun|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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