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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 20161
Town Caucuses: Saturday 26 March 2016
State Convention: Sunday 22 May 2016
National Convention Delegate Meeting: Saturday 11 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"16  61.54%22  84.62%
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham 4  15.38%
Uncommitted10  38.46% 
Total26 100.00%26 100.00%

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Source: Vermont Democratic Party Delegate Selection Plan.


Qualified Candidates for the Vermont Presidential Primary.

Vermont Secretary of State 2016 Qualified Candidates.


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 4, Sanders 3.
8 March 2016: Clinton 3, Sanders 6.
14 March 2016: Clinton 4, Sanders 6.
15 March 2016: Clinton 3, Sanders 6.
2 June 2016: Clinton 4, Sanders 6.
3 June 2016: Clinton 3, Sanders 6.
8 June 2016: Clinton 4, Sanders 6.
12 July 2016: Clinton 5, Sanders 5.


Results from
2016 Presidential Primary Results from the Vermont Secretary of State.
New York Times,


   

Participation in Vermont's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. There is no party registration in Vermont.

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Vermont Primary. Polling hours 5:00a-7:00p EST (1000-0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: 2016 Vermont Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 24 April 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders115,90085.69%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton18,33813.56%
Martin Joseph O'Malley2820.21%
Blank Votes (scattering)2600.19%
Write-in (scattering)2380.18%
Spoiled ballots (scattering)1580.12%
Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra800.06%
Total135,256100.00%
 

Tuesday 1 March 2016: 16 of 26 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Vermont 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.

  • 11 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the statewide primary results as Vermont has only one Congressional District.
  • In addition, 5 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 3 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 2 Pledged PLEOs

Primary
Source: 2016 Vermont Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 24 April 2016.

ContestSandersClinton
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
AllocDelPop
Vote
AllocDel
CD135,266115,90011115,90011.0001118,338  
PLEO135,266115,9002115,9002.000218,338  
At-Large135,266115,9003115,9003.000318,338  
Total
Delegates
  16  16   
 

Saturday 26 March 2016: Post-Primary Town Caucuses elect delegates to State Convention.

 

Sunday 22 May 2016. State Convention.

National Convention District delegates are elected by Presidential preference according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 11 June 2016: National Convention Delegate Meeting

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected, by a quorum of National Convention district-level delegates, according to the results of the primary.

The remaining 10 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 10 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 3 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 1 Representative).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 1 Distinguished Party Leader: former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean.

These 10 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

H.115, introduced by Representative Christopher Pearson (Progressive) on 3 February 2015, would require rank choice voting for military or overseas voters in presidential primaries.

This bill proposes to require the Secretary of State to prepare separate ballots in presidential primaries for military or overseas voters to enable these voters – who by federal law must receive their ballots 45 days in advance of the election - to rank their choice of 10 candidates in case a candidate withdraws by the time of the election.

S.76, introduced by state Senator Anthony Pollina (Progressive) on 10 February 2015, would move the Vermont Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in March to the same day as the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

HB.239, introduced by state Representative Sam Young (Democratic) on 18 February 2015, would also move the Vermont Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in March to the same day as the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

 

Notes

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
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Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Media & others
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  Brattleboro Reformer
  Burlington Free Press
  News & Citizen - Morrisville
  Politics1.com - Vermont
  Rutland Herald
  The Addison County Independent
  The Barre Montpelier Times Argus
  The Deerfield Valley News - West Dover
  The Stowe Reporter
  Valley News - White River Junction
  Valley Reporter - Waitsfield
  Vermont Cynic (UVM)
  Vermont Public Radio
  Vermont Public Television
  VTDigger - Montpelier
  WCAX TV - CBS - Burlington
  Williston Observer
  WVNY TV - ABC - Burlington - Plattsburgh

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 


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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
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