|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Jersey Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 7 June 20161
State Convention: Wednesday 15 June 2016
142 total delegate votes - 84 district / 28 at large; 14 Pledged PLEOs; 16 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
2016 Election Information from the New Jersey Department of State.
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 New Jersey's delegate selection process is open to all voters registered as Democrats. A detail: "Independent" voters are ineligible to vote in the Democratic Primary, however, "Unaffiliated" voters are eligible to participate with the understanding that their party affiliation will automatically change to Democrat upon casting their vote.
Tuesday 7 June 2016: 126 of 142 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Jersey 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.
District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates directly on the ballot. National Convention District delegates slates are approved by each Presidential candidate prior to the primary.
Wednesday 15 June 2016: State Convention
If a presidential candidate has qualified to receive District delegates but has failed to slate a sufficient number of delegate candidates, a special post-primary caucus at the State Convention will fill the positions.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 16 National Convention delegates consist of
These 16 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|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|
|• New Jersey Division of Elections|
|• New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• New Jersey Legislature|
|• New Jersey Assembly Democratic Majority|
|• New Jersey Senate Democrats|
|• The New Jersey Democratic State Committee|
|Media & others|
|• Asbury Park Press|
|• centraljersey.com - Packet Publications - Princeton|
|• Courier-Post - Camden|
|• Daily Record - Morris County|
|• Eagleton Institute of Politics - Rutgers State University|
|• myCentralJersey - Courier News - Bridgewater, Home News Tribune - East Brunswick|
|• NJ.com- Everything Jersey Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal and other NJ newspapers|
|• NJTV - New Jersey Public Television - Englewood|
|• Politics1.com - New Jersey|
|• Press of Atlantic City|
|• The New Jersey Herald - Sussex County|
|• the Trentonian|
|• The Westfield Leader|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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