|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 5 April 20161
County Caucuses: Sunday 17 April 2016
Congressional District Caucuses: Sunday 1 May 2016
Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention: Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June 2016
96 total delegate votes - 57 district / 19 at large; 10 Pledged PLEOs; 10 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. Uncommitted is on the ballot as "Uninstructed Delegation".
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Wisconsin does not require voter registration by party and voters can register to vote at the polls on election day. Voters may cast a ballot for one party only.
Tuesday 5 April 2016: 86 of 96 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Wisconsin 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.
Sunday 17 April 2016: First tier County Caucuses. County Caucuses elect delegates to the second tier Congressional District caucuses.
Sunday 1 May 2016: Second tier Congressional District Caucuses. These caucuses meet to elect National Convention District-level delegates according to the results of the primary.
Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June 2016: Administrative Committee Meeting and State Convention.
Prior to the State Convention, the Administrative Committee meets to elected National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 10 National Convention delegates consist of
These 10 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
SB 63, introduced by state Senator Tim Carpenter (Democratic) on 3 March 2015, would move the presidential primary from the 1st Tuesday in April to the 3rd Tuesday in February.
|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|
|• Government Accountability Board|
|• Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting|
|• Wisconsin Elections Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Wisconsin State Legislature|
|• The Democratic Party of Wisconsin|
|• Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee|
|Media & others|
|• Appleton Post-Crescent|
|• Fond du Lac Reporter|
|• Greater Milwaukee Today|
|• Green Bay News-Chronicle|
|• Green Bay Press-Gazette|
|• Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee|
|• LaCrosse Tribune|
|• Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire|
|• Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter|
|• Oshkosh Northwestern|
|• Politics1.com - Wisconsin|
|• Right Wisconsin - Milwaukee|
|• The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal - Madison|
|• The Chippewa Herald|
|• The Daily Press - Ashland|
|• The Janesville Gazette|
|• The Journal Times - Racine|
|• The Wheeler Report - Madison|
|• Watertown Daily Times|
|• Wausau Daily Herald|
|• WISC TV - IBS - Madison|
|• Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison|
|• Wisconsin Vote - University of Wisconsin|
|• WKOW TV - ABC - Madison|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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