|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 20161
County Conventions: Saturday 5 March 2016
District Conventions: Saturday 19 March 2016
State Executive Committee: Saturday 9 April 2016
75 total delegate votes - 44 district / 14 at large; 9 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.
Sample ballot: Sample ballot.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Participation in Tennessee's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are not required to declare a party preference; however, they must request a Democratic primary ballot to vote in the presidential preference primary.
Tuesday 1 March 2016: Tennessee Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) / 8:00a CST (1400 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p CST (0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Tuesday 1 March 2016: 67 of 75 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Tennessee 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.
Saturday 5 March 2016: County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the District Conventions. The number of delegates allotted to each presidential candidate is determined by each candidate's performance in the primary.
Saturday 19 March 2016: District Conventions meet to elect National Convention district level delegates according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 9 April 2016: State Executive Committee.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 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|
|• Tennessee Code and Constitution|
|• Department of State|
|• Division of Elections|
|• Tennessee Registry of Election Finance|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Tennessee General Assembly|
|• Tennessee General Assembly - House|
|• Tennessee General Assembly - Senate|
|• Tennessee Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region|
|• Cleveland Daily Banner|
|• Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News|
|• Politics1.com - Tennessee|
|• Shelbyville Times-Gazette|
|• The Commercial Appeal - Memphis|
|• The Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro|
|• The Elizabethton Star|
|• The Knoxville Journal|
|• The Knoxville News Sentinel|
|• The Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge|
|• The Tennessean - Nashville|
|• WATE TV - ABC - Knoxville|
|• WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis|
|• WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson|
|• WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville|
|• WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga|
|• WJHL TV - CBS - Johnson City|
|• WKRN TV - ABC - Nashville|
|• WLTV TV - CBS - Knoxville|
|• WMC TV - NBC - Memphis|
|• WREG TV - Memphis|
|• WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville|
|• WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville|
|• WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga|
|• WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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