|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 15 March 20161
Post Primary Caucus: Saturday 16 April 2016
State Executive Committee: Saturday 14 May 2016
160 total delegate votes - 93 district / 31 at large; 19 Pledged PLEOs; 17 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 Ohio Delegate Selection Plan.
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.
Tuesday 15 March 2016: 143 of 160 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Ohio Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
District-level delegates are slated to each Presidential Preference in pre-primary caucuses held in each Congressional District on 5 January 2016 at 7:00 PM EST.
Saturday 16 April 2016: Post Primary Caucus. Delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. There is one caucus location per congressional district.
If a presidential candidate has qualified to receive delegates but has failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates, then additional delegates for that candidate will be selected during the post-primary caucus.
Saturday 14 May 2016: State Executive Committee
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates are selected by the State Democratic Executive Committee 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".
HB 153, introduced by Representative Mike Dovilla (Republican) on 13 April 2015 and signed by Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) on 10 June 2015, moves the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March to the 2nd 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|
|• County Board of Elections Directory|
|• Ohio Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Ohio General Assembly|
|• Ohio House of Representatives|
|• Ohio Senate|
|• Ohio Democratic Party|
|• The Ohio Senate - Democratic Caucus Blog|
|Media & others|
|• Akron Beacon Journal|
|• Chagrin Valley Times|
|• Chillicothe Gazette|
|• Cincinnati Enquirer|
|• cleveland.com - Everything Cleveland|
|• Columbus Dispatch|
|• Courier - Findlay|
|• Dayton Daily News|
|• Gongwer News Service|
|• JournalNews - Hamilton|
|• Lisbon Morning Journal|
|• Medina Gazette|
|• Merco Hispano - Westlake|
|• News-Herald - Willoughby|
|• NewsLink.org - Ohio Newspapers|
|• Politics1.com - Ohio|
|• Record-Courier - Ravenna|
|• Star Beacon - Ashtabula|
|• The Advertiser-Tribune - Tiffin|
|• The Enquirer - Cincinnati|
|• The Free Press - Columbus|
|• The Herald-Star - Steubenville|
|• The Independent - Massillon|
|• The Lima News - Lima|
|• The Oxford Press|
|• The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com|
|• The Repository - Canton|
|• The Times-Reporter - New Philadelphia|
|• The Vindicator - Youngstown|
|• Today's Pulse - Liberty Township / Butler and Warren Counties|
|• Toledo Blade|
|• Tribune Chronicle - TribToday.com - Warren|
|• WBNS TV - CBS - Central Ohio|
|• WeST LIFE - Westshore|
|• WEWS TV - ABC - Cleveland - Akron|
|• WFMJ TV - NBC - Youngstown|
|• WHIO TV - CBS - Dayton|
|• WKYC TV - NBC - Cleveland|
|• WNWO TV - NBC - Toledo|
|• WTOL TV - CBS - Toledo|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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