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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Town Caucuses: April 2016 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 21 May 2016
16 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 3 re: 1 congressional district / 3 party
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23 May 2016: Jace Laquerre, of Colchester, Elected Youngest RNC Delegate in Vermont History from VTDigger. "Laquerre was assigned to Gov. John Kasich but since he dropped out ... [Laquerre] is now an unbound delegate ...
Tuesday 1 March 2016: Vermont Primary. Polling hours 5:00a EST (1000 UTC) to 7:00p EST (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 Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Tuesday 1 March 2016: All 16 of Vermont's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee, Rule 11. i.]
Trump: 16 delegates × 19,974 ÷ 38,508 = 8.299 delegates. Round to 8.
Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention shall be bound in the first ballot .... Delegates ... shall be released if their candidate is not placed into nomination ... suspends his or her campaign, or withdraws. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee. Rule 11. i.]
April 2016 (presumably): Republican Town Caucuses meet for the purpose of electing delegates to the State Presidential Nominating Convention. [Rules of the Vermont Republican State Committee, Rule 11.d.]
Saturday 21 May 2016: State Convention. National Convention Delegates are are elected according to the results of the primary. [17 VSA Section 2715]
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.
|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.|
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