|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Convention: Saturday 11 June 2016
208 total delegate votes - 127 district / 42 at large; 20 Pledged PLEOs; 19 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.
Source: Candidate list from the Pennsylvania Elections Department.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Participation in Pennsylvania's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are enrolled as members of the Democratic Party. Pennsylvania requires voters to be enrolled for no less than 30 days prior to the Primary.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Tuesday 26 April 2016: 189 of 208 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Pennsylvania 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 appear on the primary ballot and selections are made from the highest vote getters. In the event a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates but failed to slate a sufficient number on the primary ballot, the necessary delegates will be elected at the State Convention.
Saturday 11 June 2016: State Convention.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large National Convention Delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 19 National Convention delegates consist of
These 19 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
On 18 May 2015, state Representative Keith Greiner (Republican) published a memoranda indicating his intentions to introduce legislation to move the Presidential primary from the 4th Tuesday in April to the 3rd Tuesday in March.
HB 1318, introduced by state Representative Keith Greiner (Republican) on 10 June 2015, would move the presidential and partisan primaries from the 4th Tuesday in April to the 3rd Tuesday 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|
|• Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania|
|• Pennsylvania Department of State|
|• Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation|
|• VotesPA.com - The Pennsylvania Department of State's online voting information center|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Pennsylvania General Assembly|
|• Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|• Pennsylvania Senate|
|• Pennsylvania Democratic Party|
|• Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Altoona.com - State College|
|• Centre Daily Times - State College|
|• Gettysburg Times|
|• Grassroots PA|
|• I Love Altoona|
|• Issues PA - The Pennsylvania Economy League|
|• Jewish Exponent - Philadelphia|
|• Keystonepolitics.com - Harrisburg - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Lehigh Valley - Northeast|
|• KYW AM - Newsradio - Philadelphia|
|• PennLive.com - Harrisburg|
|• Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition|
|• Philadelphia Daily News|
|• Pittsburgh Post-Gazette|
|• Pittsburgh Tribune-Review|
|• Pocono Record - Stroudsburg|
|• Politics1.com - Pennsylvania|
|• Reading Eagle|
|• Scranton Times Tribune|
|• The Beaver County Times|
|• The Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre|
|• The Daily Item - Sunbury|
|• The Daily Local News - West Chester|
|• The Daily Pennsylvanian - University of Pennsylvania|
|• The Herald - Sharon|
|• The Herald Standard -Uniontown|
|• The Meadville Tribune - Meadville|
|• The Mercury - Pottstown|
|• The Morning Call - Allentown|
|• The Philadelphia Inquirer|
|• The REPUBLICAN & Herald- Pottsville|
|• The Sentinel - Carlisle - Shippensburg|
|• The Times-Tribune - Scranton|
|• Times Leader - Wilkes-Barre|
|• Times News - Lehighton|
|• York Daily Record|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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