2016 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions
Alphabetically by State

Donkey and Elephant Democratic
Convention

Tuesday 13 October 2015: Debate - CNN Nevada
Saturday 14 November 2015: Debate - CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday 19 December 2015: Debate - ABC/WMUR Manchester, New Hampshire
Sunday 17 January 2016: Debate - NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute Charleston, South Carolina
February - March 2016 (presumably): Debate - Univision/Washington Post Miami, Floria
Monday 1 February - Thursday 31 March 2016 (presumably): Debate - PBS Wisconsin
Tuesday 1 March 2016: Automatic selection of unpledged delegates
*Monday 25 July - Thursday 28 July 2016: 47th Democratic National Convention
Republican
Convention

Thursday 6 August 2015: Debate - Fox - Cleveland, Ohio
Wednesday 16 September 2015: Debate - CNN - Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California
Wednesday 28 October 2015: Debate - CNBC - Boulder, Colorado
Tuesday 10 November 2015: Debate - Fox Business News - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tuesday 15 December 2015: Debate - CNN - Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday 14 January 2016: Debate - Fox Business Channel, Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday 28 January 2016: Debate - Fox - Iowa
February 2016 (presumably): Debate - ABC - New Hampshire
February 2016 (presumably): Debate - CBS - South Carolina
Friday 26 February 2016: Debate - NBC/Telemundo - Texas
March 2016 (presumably): Debate - Fox - TBD
March 2016 (presumably): Debate - CNN - TBD
Monday 21 March 2016: Debate - Salt Lake City, Utah (announced 20 February 2016)
*Monday 18 July - Thursday 21 July 2016: 41st Republican National Convention
Alabama*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 20161
State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting - Saturday 2 April 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
Alaska*Precinct / House District Caucuses - Saturday 26 March 20161
*State Party Convention - Saturday 14 May - Sunday 15 May 2016
*District Conventions - Tuesday 1 March 2016
Legislative District Conventions - Tuesday 1 March - Tuesday 29 March 2016
State Convention - Thursday 28 April - Saturday 30 April 2016
American Samoa*Territorial Caucus - Tuesday 1 March 20161*Territorial Caucus - Tuesday 22 March 2016
Arizona*Primary - Tuesday 22 March 20161
Congressional District Caucuses - Saturday 16 April 2016
State Convention - Saturday 14 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 22 March 2016
County and Legislative District Meetings - Saturday 26 March - Saturday 9 April 2016
State Convention and Congressional District Caucus - Saturday 30 April 2016
Arkansas*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 20161
Congressional District and State Conventions - Saturday 11 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
Special Meeting of the County Conventions - Monday 7 March - Friday 25 March 2016
Special District Convention - Saturday 30 April 2016
State Committee Meeting - Saturday 14 May 2016
CaliforniaPre-primary Caucus - Sunday 1 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 20161
Delegation Meeting - Sunday 19 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 2016
Colorado*Precinct Caucus - Tuesday 1 March 20161
County Assemblies/Conventions - Wednesday 2 March - Saturday 26 March 2016
*District Assemblies/Conventions - Friday 1 April - Friday 15 April 2016
*State Assembly/Convention - Saturday 16 April 2016
Precinct Caucuses - Tuesday 1 March 2016
County Assemblies - Tuesday 1 March - Saturday 26 March 2016
*District Conventions: CDs 1,6 - Saturday 2 April 2016
*District Convention: CDs 7 - Thursday 7 April 2016
*District Conventions: CDs 2,3,4,5 - Friday 8 April 2016
*State Convention - Saturday 9 April 2016
Connecticut*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 20161
Congressional District Caucuses - Monday 30 May 2016
The State Party Committee - Tuesday 7 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 2016
State Committee Meeting - Friday 20 May 2016 (presumably)
Delaware*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Convention - Saturday 7 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 2016
State Convention - Friday 29 April - Saturday 30 April 2016
Democrats Abroad*Global Party Run Primary - Tuesday 1 March - Tuesday 8 March 20161
First-Tier and Country Caucuses - Wednesday 23 March - Sunday 3 April 2016
Regional Caucuses - Thursday 28 April - Friday 13 May 2016
Global Convention - Saturday 14 May 2016
 
District of ColumbiaPre-primary Caucus - Saturday 21 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 14 June 20161
State Party Committee - Tuesday 21 June 2016
*Convention - Saturday 12 March 2016
Florida*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 20161
Congressional District Caucuses - Saturday 7 May 2016
State Convention - Saturday 21 May - Sunday 22 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 2016
Congression District Caucuses and Executive Board Meeting - Tuesday 22 March - Friday 3 June 2016
Georgia*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 20161
Congressional District Caucuses - Saturday 16 April 2016
Quorum of District Delegates - Saturday 14 May 2016
State Committee Meeting - Saturday 11 June 2016
Precinct Mass Meetings [in counties with populations over 80,000] - Thursday 11 February - Saturday 20 February 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
Precinct Mass Meetings - Thursday 10 March - Saturday 19 March 2016
County Conventions - Saturday 19 March 2016
District Conventions - Saturday 16 April 2016
State Convention - Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June 2016
Guam*Caucus - Saturday 7 May 20161*Territorial Caucus - Saturday 12 March 2016
Hawaii*Precinct Caucus - Saturday 26 March 20161
State Convention - Saturday 28 May - Sunday 29 May 2016
*Precinct Caucuses - Tuesday 8 March 2016
IdahoRepublican Primary - Tuesday 8 March 2016
*County Caucus - Tuesday 22 March 20161
State Convention - Saturday 18 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 8 March 2016
Precinct Conventions - Tuesday 17 May 2016
County Conventions - Friday 20 May - Saturday 28 May 2016
State Convention - Thursday 2 June - Saturday 4 June 2016
Illinois*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 20161
National Convention delegation meeting - Monday 9 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 2016
*Convention - Friday 20 May - Sunday 22 May 2016
Indiana*Primary - Tuesday 3 May 20161
State Convention - Saturday 18 June 2016
Congressional District Caucuses - Saturday 9 April 2016
State Committee Meeting - Wednesday 13 April 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 3 May 2016
Iowa*Precinct Caucuses - Monday 1 February 20161
County Conventions - Saturday 12 March 2016
*District Conventions - Saturday 30 April 2016
*State Convention - Saturday 18 June 2016
*Precinct Caucuses - Monday 1 February 2016
County Conventions - Saturday 12 March 2016
District Statutory Caucus - Saturday 9 April 2016
State Convention - Saturday 21 May 2016
Kansas*Local Unit Conventions - Saturday 5 March 20161
District Conventions - Saturday 2 April 2016
State Convention - Saturday 30 April 2016
*Caucuses - Saturday 5 March 2016
Congressional District Conventions - Tuesday 22 March - Saturday 9 April 2016
State Convention - Saturday 14 May 2016
KentuckyCounty/Legislative Conventions - Saturday 16 April 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 17 May 20161
District and State Conventions - Saturday 4 June 2016
*Presidential Caucuses - Saturday 5 March 2016
County Meetings - Sunday 6 March - Thursday 31 March 2016
District Conventions - Friday 1 April - Tuesday 17 May 2016
State Convention - Wednesday 18 May 2016 (presumably)
Louisiana*Primary - Saturday 5 March 20161
Post Primary Congressional Caucus - Saturday 30 April 2016
State Central Committee - Saturday 28 May 2016
District Caucuses - Tuesday 1 March 2016
*Primary - Saturday 5 March 2016
State Convention - Saturday 12 March 2016
Maine*Municipal Caucuses - Sunday 6 March 20161
*State Convention. - Friday 6 May - Saturday 7 May 2016
*Municipal Caucuses - Saturday 5 March 2016
District Caucuses / State Convention - Thursday 21 April - Saturday 23 April 2016
Maryland*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Democratic Central Committee Meeting - Saturday 21 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 2016
Spring Convention - Saturday 14 May 2016
Massachusetts*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 20161
Congressional District Caucuses - Saturday 9 April 2016
State Committee and National Convention Delegate Meeting - Saturday 7 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
Congressional District Conventions - Saturday 30 April 2016
State Committee Meeting - Wednesday 25 May 2016
Michigan*Primary - Tuesday 8 March 20161
District Conventions - Saturday 21 May 2016
State Central Committee - Saturday 11 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 8 March 2016
County Conventions - Tuesday 22 March 2016
Congressional District Caucuses / State Convention - Friday 8 April - Saturday 9 April 2016
Minnesota*Precinct Caucuses - Tuesday 1 March 20161
Organizing Unit Conventions - Saturday 12 March - Sunday 17 April 2016
Congressional District Conventions - Saturday 30 April - Sunday 29 May 2016
State Convention - Saturday 4 June 2016
*Precinct Caucuses - Tuesday 1 March 2016
BPOU Conventions - Saturday 12 March - Monday 11 April 2016
District Conventions - Friday 22 April - Saturday 7 May 2016
State Convention - Friday 20 May - Saturday 21 May 2016
MississippiPrecinct Meetings - Saturday 13 February 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 8 March 20161
County Conventions - Saturday 12 March 2016
Congressional District Conventions - Saturday 2 April - Saturday 23 April 2016
State Convention - Saturday 21 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 8 March 2016
Precinct Caucuses / County Presidential Conventions - Saturday 23 April 2016
State Convention - Friday 13 May - Saturday 14 May 2016
Missouri*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 20161
Mass Meeting - Thursday 31 March 2016
Congressional District Conventions - Thursday 28 April 2016
State Committee - Saturday 7 May 2016
State Convention - Saturday 18 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 2016
Local Caucuses - Saturday 9 April 2016
Congressional District Conventions - Saturday 30 April 2016
State Convention - Friday 20 May - Saturday 21 May 2016
Montana*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 20161
County Caucuses - Thursday 9 June 2016
State Convention - Saturday 11 June 2016
State Convention - Saturday 14 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 2016
Nebraska*Precinct Caucuses - Saturday 5 March 20161
Advisory Primary - Tuesday 10 May 2016
County Conventions - Thursday 19 May - Sunday 29 May 2016
State Convention - Saturday 18 June 2016
County Conventions - Friday 1 April - Sunday 10 April 2016
*Presidential Primary - Tuesday 10 May 2016
State Convention - Saturday 14 May 2016
Nevada*Precinct Viability Caucuses - Saturday 20 February 20161
County Conventions - Saturday 2 April 2016
*State Convention - Saturday 14 May - Sunday 15 May 2016
*Precinct Caucuses - Tuesday 23 February 2016
County Conventions - Saturday 12 March - Saturday 2 April 2016 (presumably)
State Convention - Friday 13 May - Sunday 15 May 2016
New HampshireDistrict Level Pre-primary Caucuses - Saturday 30 January 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 9 February 20161
Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting - Saturday 16 April 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 9 February 2016
New Jersey*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 20161
State Convention - Wednesday 15 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 2016
New Mexico*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 20161
District Conventions - Saturday 18 June 2016
State Post Primary Election Convention - Saturday 25 June 2016
Precinct Meetings - April 2016
County Conventions - Saturday 16 April - Saturday 30 April 2016
State Republican Convention - Saturday 21 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 2016
New York*Primary - Tuesday 19 April 20161
State Committee - Tuesday 24 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 19 April 2016
State Committee - Wednesday 25 May - Thursday 26 May 2016 (presumably)
North CarolinaPrecinct Meetings - Tuesday 8 March 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 20161
County Conventions - Saturday 16 April 2016
Congressional District Conventions - Saturday 21 May 2016
State Convention - Saturday 11 June 2016
Precinct Conventions - February 2016
County Conventions - March 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 2016
District Conventions - April 2016
State Convention - Thursday 5 May - Sunday 8 May 2016
North Dakota*Legislative District Caucuses - Tuesday 7 June 20161
State Delegate Selection Meeting - Saturday 18 June 2016
District Caucuses - Friday 1 January - Tuesday 1 March 2016
*State Convention - Friday 1 April - Sunday 3 April 2016
Northern Marianas*Convention - Saturday 12 March 20161*Commonwealth Convention - Tuesday 15 March 2016
Ohio*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 20161
Post Primary Caucus - Saturday 16 April 2016
State Executive Committee - Saturday 14 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 15 March 2016
Oklahoma*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 20161
State Convention - Saturday 9 April 2016
Precinct Meetings - Tuesday 9 February 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
County Conventions - Saturday 12 March 2016
District Conventions - Saturday 16 April 2016
State Convention - Friday 13 May - Saturday 14 May 2016
Oregon*Primary - Tuesday 17 May 20161
Congressional District Conventions - Saturday 4 June 2016
State Convention - Saturday 18 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 17 May 2016
District and State Conventions - Saturday 4 June 2016
Pennsylvania*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Convention - Saturday 11 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 2016
*Summer Meeting - Saturday 21 May 2016
Puerto Rico*Primary - Sunday 5 June 20161
Democratic Assembly - Tuesday 21 June 2016
*Primary - Sunday 6 March 2016
Rhode Island*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 20161
State Democratic Committee - Wednesday 25 May 2016
Special Post Primary Caucus - Friday 10 June 2016
National Convention delegation meeting - Monday 13 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 26 April 2016
South Carolina*Primary - Saturday 27 February 20161
Precinct Reorganization Meeting - Saturday 12 March 2016
County Democratic Conventions - Saturday 19 March - Monday 28 March 2016
State Convention - Saturday 30 April 2016
*Primary - Saturday 20 February 2016
County Conventions - March 2016
District Conventions - April 2016
State Convention - Saturday 7 May 2016
South DakotaState Legislative District Caucuses - Saturday 12 March 2016
Congressional District Caucuses - Saturday 19 March 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 20161
State Convention / State Party Central Committee - Friday 24 June - Saturday 25 June 2016
County/Regional/State National Delegate Selection Meetings - Tuesday 1 March - Thursday 10 March 2016
State National Delegate Selection meeting - Saturday 19 March 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 7 June 2016
State Convention - Friday 24 June - Saturday 25 June 2016
Tennessee*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 20161
County Conventions - Saturday 5 March 2016
District Conventions - Saturday 19 March 2016
State Executive Committee - Saturday 9 April 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
State Executive Committee - Saturday 2 April 2016
Texas*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 20161
Precinct/County/Senatorial District Conventions - Saturday 19 March 2016
*State Convention - Thursday 16 June - Saturday 18 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
County and Senatorial District Conventions - Saturday 19 March 2016
State Convention - Thursday 12 May - Saturday 14 May 2016
UnassignedTo be determined - July 2016 
Utah*Neighborhood Caucuses - Tuesday 22 March 20161
County Conventions - Tuesday 22 March - Thursday 14 April 2016
State Convention - Friday 22 April - Saturday 23 April 2016
*Precinct Caucuses - Tuesday 22 March 2016
State Convention - Saturday 23 April 2016
Vermont*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
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
Town Caucuses - April 2016 (presumably)
State Convention - Saturday 21 May 2016
Virgin Islands*District Caucuses - Saturday 4 June 20161*Territorial Caucus - Thursday 10 March 2016
Virginia*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 20161
Congressional District Conventions - Saturday 7 May - Saturday 21 May 2016
State Convention - Saturday 18 June 2016
Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, Conventions - Saturday 6 February - Monday 11 April 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 1 March 2016
District Conventions - Wednesday 2 March - Saturday 21 May 2016
State Convention - Saturday 30 April 2016
Washington*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
Precinct Caucuses - Saturday 20 February 2016
County Conventions / Legislative District Caucus - Saturday 12 March - Saturday 16 April 2016
State Convention - Thursday 19 May - Saturday 21 May 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 24 May 2016
West Virginia*Primary - Tuesday 10 May 20161
State Convention & Executive Committee - Friday 10 June - Saturday 11 June 2016
*Primary - Tuesday 10 May 2016
Wisconsin*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
*Primary - Tuesday 5 April 2016
District Caucuses - Wednesday 6 April - Sunday 17 April 2016
State Convention - Saturday 14 May 2016
Wyoming*County Caucuses - Saturday 9 April 20161
State Convention - Saturday 28 May 2016
Precinct Caucuses - Tuesday 16 February - Tuesday 1 March 2016
*County Conventions - Saturday 12 March 2016
*State Convention - Thursday 14 April - Saturday 16 April 2016
 

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Notes: Tuesday 1 March 2016: Democratic unpledged delegates are automatically selected.

 


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