|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 20161
State Convention: Saturday 9 April 2016
42 total delegate votes - 25 district / 8 at large; 5 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Participation in Oklahoma's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters publicly declare their Party preference when they register to vote. In November of each odd-numbered year, ... parties declare whether or not they will permit Independents to vote in their primary elections .... For 2016 and 2017, the Democratic Party ... granted permission for Independents to vote in their primaries ....
Tuesday 1 March 2016: 38 of 42 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Oklahoma 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. Oklahoma election allows neither write-in nor "uncommitted." votes. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 9 April 2016: State Convention
National Convention District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large Delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
15 January 2015: State Senator Brian Crain (Republican) introduces SB 233. This bill would would move the Presidential Preference Primary from the 1st to the 4th Tuesday in March.
26 July 2015: Reports state that independents will be allowed to participate in Oklahoma Democratic Primaries.
|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|
|• Oklahoma Ethics Commission|
|• Oklahoma State Election Board|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Oklahoma Legislature|
|• Oklahoma State House of Representatives|
|• Oklahoma State Senate|
|• Oklahoma Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise|
|• Claremore Daily Progress|
|• Hugo Daily News|
|• KOTV TV - CBS - Tulsa|
|• KRMG AM - Tulsa|
|• KSWO TV - ABC - Lawton|
|• McAlester News Capital & Democrat|
|• Native American Times - Tulsa|
|• NewsLink.org - Oklahoma Newspapers|
|• OBAR: Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform|
|• Oologah Lake Leader|
|• Politics1.com - Oklahoma|
|• Stillwater NewsPress|
|• The Cushing Citizen - Cushing|
|• The Daily Ardmoreite - Ardmore|
|• The Edmond Sun|
|• The Frontier|
|• The McCarville Report|
|• The Miami News-Record|
|• The Norman Transcript|
|• The Oklahoma Constitution|
|• The Oklahoman - NewsOK.com - Oklahoma City|
|• The Ponca City News|
|• The Shawnee News-Star|
|• Tulsa Beacon|
|• Tulsa World|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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