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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Puerto Rico Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Sunday 5 June 20161
Democratic Assembly: Tuesday 21 June 2016
67 total delegate votes - 40 district / 13 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs
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Democratic Presidential Primary from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico State Elections Commission.
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 Puerto Rico's delegate selection process is open voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Participants may not take part in any other party's Presidential Nominating process.
Sunday 5 June 2016: 60 of 67 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Puerto Rico Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the senatorial district or islandwide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
A fine point: The 40 National Convention District delegates are pledged according to the preferences expressed at the Primary. The National Convention 13 At-Large and 7 Pledged PLEO delegates are pledged using the preferences of the 40 National Convention District delegates.
Tuesday 21 June 2016: Assembly of the Democratic Party of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Islandwide National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 7 National Convention delegates consist of
These 7 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.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico|
|• Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico|
|• Gobierno de Puerto Rico|
|• Puerto Rico Electoral Code (in Spanish) (doc format)|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Puerto Rico Government|
|• Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)|
|• Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010|
|• Young Democrats of America Puerto Rico Chapter (Facebook)|
|Media & others|
|• Caribbean Business|
|• El Boricua|
|• El Nuevo Día|
|• El Nuevo Día - Política|
|• El Vocero de Puerto Rico|
|• Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)|
|• Elections in Puerto Rico (English)|
|• Politics1.com - Puerto Rico|
|• Primera Hora|
|• Puerto Rico Herald|
|• Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico|
|• WAPA AM - San Juan|
|• WAPA TV - San Juan|
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