|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
County Conventions: Friday 1 April - Sunday 10 April 2016
Presidential Primary: Tuesday 10 May 2016
State Convention: Saturday 14 May 2016
36 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 9 re: 3 congressional districts / 3 party / 14 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Friday 1 April - Sunday 10 April 2016: County Conventions elect delegates to the State Convention.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Tuesday 10 May 2016: Nebraska Presidential 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 Binding: Winner-Take-All Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
Tuesday 10 May 2016: All 36 of Nebraska's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to in today's Nebraska Presidential Primary [Nebraska Republican Party State Constitution Article VII (3)(a); Proposed Rules 2016 Nebraska Republican Party State Convention, Rule 14].
Saturday 14 May 2016: The Nebraska State Republican Convention convenes.
National Convention delegates are bound to vote for the candidate they pledged support for the first 2 ballots at the National Convention unless the candidate received less than 35% of the vote.
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 Republican 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|
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