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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Saturday 26 March 20161
Legislative District Caucuses: Sunday 17 April 2016
County Conventions: Sunday 1 May 2016
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 21 May 2016
Advisory Primary: Tuesday 24 May 2016
State Convention: Sunday 19 June 2016
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Sanders, Bernard "Bernie"74  62.71%74  62.71%
Clinton, Hillary Diane Rodham27  22.88%42  35.59%
abstention 2   1.69%
Uncommitted17  14.41% 
Total118 100.00%118 100.00%

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Washington Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Washington State and Local Government

 
 

Source: Washington State Delegate Selection Plan.

2016 Democratic Caucuses from the Washington State Democrats.


Results from
Washington Democrats Caucus Results (Delegates) : County Summary.
AP Statewide
Politico.

24 May 2016 Advisory Primary results from
Returns from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.
AP Statewide


Unpledged delegate preferences as of
26 February 2016: Clinton 10.
19 June 2016: Clinton 11.


   

Participation in Washington State's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Those who wish to participate in the caucus and convention process who are not currently registered to vote may register to vote at the caucus or convention and then participate on the same day.

Saturday 26 March 2016: Washington Precinct Caucuses. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Modified Caucus/Convention.

Precinct Caucuses
Source: Washington State Democrats.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 18 August 2016.
Excluded from Nationwide vote.

CandidateLegislative
District
Delegates
%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders19,13572.72%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton7,13627.12%
Uncommitted430.16%
Others (scattering)00.00%
Total26,314100.00%
 

Saturday 26 March 2016: First Tier Precinct Caucuses.

The Precinct Caucuses meet at 10am to elect delegates to the legislative district caucuses and county conventions based on presidential preference. After a preliminary tally of presidential support is completed, attendees are then provided a chance to reconsider; and a final tally is taken.

A county that is wholly within a legislative district may choose its delegates to the state convention and the congressional district caucuses at the county convention. A county that is in more than one legislative district may choose its delegates to the state convention and the congressional district caucuses at legislative district caucuses during the county convention.

The Democrats reported the results by county but the delegates are allocated by CD. Washington state is divided into 39 counties and 10 Congressional Districts. The table below was made by interpolating Counties to Congressional Districts as follows: Say 30% of a county is in CDa, 60% in CDb and 10% in CDc. We take 30% of the county vote and apply it to CDa, 60% of the county vote and apply it to CDb, and 10% of the county vote and apply it to CDc. We did that for each of the 39 counties. Hence, this is a rough estimate.

Precinct Caucuses (estimated)
Source: Washington State Democrats.
Status: Unofficial. Retrieved: Sunday 27 March 2016.

ContestSandersClinton
 Legislative
District
Delegates
Qualified
Legislative
District
Delegates
DelLegislative
District
Delegates
AllocDelLegislative
District
Delegates
AllocDel
CD13,0103,00672,1855.08858211.9122
CD22,7402,73672,0755.30956611.6912
CD32,2032,19961,7414.75054581.2501
CD41,5591,55541,2213.14133340.8591
CD52,1192,11451,6403.87944741.1211
CD62,4212,41471,7485.06956661.9312
CD73,4173,413122,3158.13981,0983.8614
CD82,9242,92062,0244.15948961.8412
CD93,4293,42572,3124.72551,1132.2752
CD102,5252,51861,8984.52356201.4771
PLEO26,34726,3001219,1598.74297,1413.2583
At-Large26,34726,3002219,15916.027167,1415.9736
Total
Delegates
  101  74  27
 

Sunday 17 April 2016: Second Tier Legislative District Caucuses.

Legislative district caucuses meet at 1 pm to elect delegates to the Congressional District caucuses and State Convention.

 

Sunday 1 May 2016: Second Tier County Conventions.

County Conventions meet at 1 pm to elect delegates to the Congressional District caucuses and State Convention. They also adopt county platforms and resolutions.

 

Saturday 21 May 2016: Third Tier Congressional District Caucuses. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Modified Caucus/Convention. 101 of 118 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Congressional District Caucuses. 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.

  • 67 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the will of the caucus participants in each of the State's 10 congressional districts.
  • 34 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the the preferences of the 67 National Convention District delegates.
    • 12 Pledged PLEOs
    • 22 at-large National Convention delegates

We were not able to obtain the vote tally from the party.

Congressional District Delegates (statewide delegates estimated)

Contest
 District
Del
Qual
Del
Del
CD1  7
CD2  7
CD3  6
CD4  4
CD5  5
CD6  7
CD7  12
CD8  6
CD9  7
CD10  6
PLEO  12
At-Large  22
Total
Delegates
  101
 

Statewide Delegates

Contest
 District
Del
Qual
Del
Del
PLEO  12
At-Large  22
Total
Delegates
  34
 

Tuesday 24 May 2016: Washington Advisory Primary. Polls close 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day. Delegate Pledging: Advisory Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. Today's primary has no affect on delegate allocation.

Advisory Primary
Source: Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Sunday 19 June 2016.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton420,46152.38%
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders382,29347.62%
Total802,754100.00%
 

Sunday 19 June 2016: State Convention / State Party Committee.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the State Convention by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Congressional District Caucuses.

The remaining 17 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 17 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 8 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 8 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 6 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 17 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

SB 5978, sponsored by Senator Pam Roach (Republican), Senator Marko Liias (Democratic), and Senator Joe Fain (Republican) on 13 February 2015, would move the state's Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in May to the 2nd Tuesday in March.

HB 2139, sponsored by Representative Sam Hunt (Democratic), Representative Joel Kretz (Republican), and Representative Dick Muri (Republican) on 17 February 2015, would move the state's Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in May to the 2nd Tuesday in March.

HB 2185, sponsored by state Representative Sam Hunt (Democratic) on 27 February 2015, would cancel the 2016 Pesidential primary.

The state legislature adjourned 24 April 2015 so the bills above are dead.

 

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.
 

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