2016 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions
Chronologically

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, Florida
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
Friday 1 January - Tuesday 1 March 2016 North Dakota District Caucuses
Saturday 30 January 2016New Hampshire District Level Pre-primary Caucuses 
February 2016 North Carolina Precinct Conventions
Monday 1 February 2016*Iowa Precinct Caucuses1*Iowa Precinct Caucuses
Saturday 6 February - Monday 11 April 2016 Virginia Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, Conventions
Tuesday 9 February 2016*New Hampshire Primary1*New Hampshire Primary
Oklahoma Precinct Meetings
Thursday 11 February - Saturday 20 February 2016 Georgia Precinct Mass Meetings [in counties with populations over 80,000]
Saturday 13 February 2016Mississippi Precinct Meetings 
Tuesday 16 February - Tuesday 1 March 2016 Wyoming Precinct Caucuses
Saturday 20 February 2016*Nevada Precinct Viability Caucuses1*South Carolina Primary
Washington Precinct Caucuses
Tuesday 23 February 2016 *Nevada Precinct Caucuses
Saturday 27 February 2016*South Carolina Primary1 
March 2016 North Carolina County Conventions
South Carolina County Conventions
Tuesday 1 March 2016*Alabama Primary1
*Arkansas Primary1
*American Samoa Territorial Caucus1
*Colorado Precinct Caucus1
*Georgia Primary1
*Massachusetts Primary1
*Minnesota Precinct Caucuses1
*Oklahoma Primary1
*Tennessee Primary1
*Texas Primary1
*Virginia Primary1
*Vermont Primary1
*Alaska District Conventions
*Alabama Primary
*Arkansas Primary
Colorado Precinct Caucuses
*Georgia Primary
Louisiana District Caucuses
*Massachusetts Primary
*Minnesota Precinct Caucuses
*Oklahoma Primary
*Tennessee Primary
*Texas Primary
*Virginia Primary
*Vermont Primary
Tuesday 1 March - Tuesday 8 March 2016*Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary1 
Tuesday 1 March - Thursday 10 March 2016 South Dakota County/Regional/State National Delegate Selection Meetings
Tuesday 1 March - Saturday 26 March 2016 Colorado County Assemblies
Tuesday 1 March - Tuesday 29 March 2016 Alaska Legislative District Conventions
Wednesday 2 March - Saturday 26 March 2016Colorado County Assemblies/Conventions 
Wednesday 2 March - Saturday 21 May 2016 Virginia District Conventions
Saturday 5 March 2016*Kansas Local Unit Conventions1
*Louisiana Primary1
*Nebraska Precinct Caucuses1
Tennessee County Conventions
*Kansas Caucuses
*Kentucky Presidential Caucuses
*Louisiana Primary
*Maine Municipal Caucuses
Sunday 6 March 2016*Maine Municipal Caucuses1*Puerto Rico Primary
Sunday 6 March - Thursday 31 March 2016 Kentucky County Meetings
Monday 7 March - Friday 25 March 2016 Arkansas Special Meeting of the County Conventions
Tuesday 8 March 2016Idaho Republican Primary
*Michigan Primary1
*Mississippi Primary1
North Carolina Precinct Meetings
*Hawaii Precinct Caucuses
*Idaho Primary
*Michigan Primary
*Mississippi Primary
Thursday 10 March 2016 *Virgin Islands Territorial Caucus
Thursday 10 March - Saturday 19 March 2016 Georgia Precinct Mass Meetings
Saturday 12 March 2016Iowa County Conventions
*Northern Marianas Convention1
Mississippi County Conventions
South Carolina Precinct Reorganization Meeting
South Dakota State Legislative District Caucuses
*District of Columbia Convention
*Guam Territorial Caucus
Iowa County Conventions
Louisiana State Convention
Oklahoma County Conventions
*Wyoming County Conventions
Saturday 12 March - Saturday 2 April 2016 Nevada County Conventions (presumably)
Saturday 12 March - Monday 11 April 2016 Minnesota BPOU Conventions
Saturday 12 March - Saturday 16 April 2016 Washington County Conventions / Legislative District Caucus
Saturday 12 March - Sunday 17 April 2016Minnesota Organizing Unit Conventions 
Tuesday 15 March 2016*Florida Primary1
*Illinois Primary1
*Missouri Primary1
*North Carolina Primary1
*Ohio Primary1
*Florida Primary
*Illinois Primary
*Missouri Primary
*Northern Marianas Commonwealth Convention
*North Carolina Primary
*Ohio Primary
Saturday 19 March 2016South Dakota Congressional District Caucuses
Tennessee District Conventions
Texas Precinct/County/Senatorial District Conventions
Georgia County Conventions
South Dakota State National Delegate Selection meeting
Texas County and Senatorial District Conventions
Saturday 19 March - Monday 28 March 2016South Carolina County Democratic Conventions 
Tuesday 22 March 2016*Arizona Primary1
*Idaho County Caucus1
*Utah Neighborhood Caucuses1
*American Samoa Territorial Caucus
*Arizona Primary
Michigan County Conventions
*Utah Precinct Caucuses
Tuesday 22 March - Saturday 9 April 2016 Kansas Congressional District Conventions
Tuesday 22 March - Thursday 14 April 2016Utah County Conventions 
Tuesday 22 March - Friday 3 June 2016 Florida Congression District Caucuses and Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday 23 March - Sunday 3 April 2016Democrats Abroad First-Tier and Country Caucuses 
Saturday 26 March 2016*Alaska Precinct / House District Caucuses1
*Hawaii Precinct Caucus1
Vermont Town Caucuses
*Washington Precinct Caucuses1
 
Saturday 26 March - Saturday 9 April 2016 Arizona County and Legislative District Meetings
Thursday 31 March 2016Missouri Mass Meeting 
April 2016 North Carolina District Conventions
New Mexico Precinct Meetings
South Carolina District Conventions
Vermont Town Caucuses (presumably)
Friday 1 April - Sunday 3 April 2016 *North Dakota State Convention
Friday 1 April - Sunday 10 April 2016 Nebraska County Conventions
Friday 1 April - Friday 15 April 2016*Colorado District Assemblies/Conventions 
Friday 1 April - Tuesday 17 May 2016 Kentucky District Conventions
Saturday 2 April 2016Alabama State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting
Kansas District Conventions
Nevada County Conventions
*Colorado District Conventions: CDs 1,6
Tennessee State Executive Committee
Saturday 2 April - Saturday 23 April 2016Mississippi Congressional District Conventions 
Tuesday 5 April 2016*Wisconsin Primary1*Wisconsin Primary
Wednesday 6 April - Sunday 17 April 2016 Wisconsin District Caucuses
Thursday 7 April 2016 *Colorado District Convention: CDs 7
Friday 8 April 2016 *Colorado District Conventions: CDs 2,3,4,5
Friday 8 April - Saturday 9 April 2016 Michigan Congressional District Caucuses / State Convention
Saturday 9 April 2016Massachusetts Congressional District Caucuses
Oklahoma State Convention
Tennessee State Executive Committee
*Wyoming County Caucuses1
*Colorado State Convention
Iowa District Statutory Caucus
Indiana Congressional District Caucuses
Missouri Local Caucuses
Wednesday 13 April 2016 Indiana State Committee Meeting
Thursday 14 April - Saturday 16 April 2016 *Wyoming State Convention
Saturday 16 April 2016Arizona Congressional District Caucuses
*Colorado State Assembly/Convention
Georgia Congressional District Caucuses
Kentucky County/Legislative Conventions
North Carolina County Conventions
New Hampshire Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting
Ohio Post Primary Caucus
Georgia District Conventions
Oklahoma District Conventions
Saturday 16 April - Saturday 30 April 2016 New Mexico County Conventions
Sunday 17 April 2016Washington Legislative District Caucuses
Wisconsin County Caucuses
 
Tuesday 19 April 2016*New York Primary1*New York Primary
Thursday 21 April - Saturday 23 April 2016 Maine District Caucuses / State Convention
Friday 22 April - Saturday 23 April 2016Utah State Convention 
Friday 22 April - Saturday 7 May 2016 Minnesota District Conventions
Saturday 23 April 2016 Mississippi Precinct Caucuses / County Presidential Conventions
Utah State Convention
Tuesday 26 April 2016*Connecticut Primary1
*Delaware Primary1
*Maryland Primary1
*Pennsylvania Primary1
*Rhode Island Primary1
*Connecticut Primary
*Delaware Primary
*Maryland Primary
*Pennsylvania Primary
*Rhode Island Primary
Thursday 28 April 2016Missouri Congressional District Conventions 
Thursday 28 April - Saturday 30 April 2016 Alaska State Convention
Thursday 28 April - Friday 13 May 2016Democrats Abroad Regional Caucuses 
Friday 29 April - Saturday 30 April 2016 Delaware State Convention
Saturday 30 April 2016*Iowa District Conventions
Kansas State Convention
Louisiana Post Primary Congressional Caucus
South Carolina State Convention
Arkansas Special District Convention
Arizona State Convention and Congressional District Caucus
Massachusetts Congressional District Conventions
Missouri Congressional District Conventions
Virginia State Convention
Saturday 30 April - Sunday 29 May 2016Minnesota Congressional District Conventions 
Sunday 1 May 2016California Pre-primary Caucus
Washington County Conventions
Wisconsin Congressional District Caucuses
 
Tuesday 3 May 2016*Indiana Primary1*Indiana Primary
Thursday 5 May - Sunday 8 May 2016 North Carolina State Convention
Friday 6 May - Saturday 7 May 2016*Maine State Convention. 
Saturday 7 May 2016Delaware State Convention
Florida Congressional District Caucuses
*Guam Caucus1
Massachusetts State Committee and National Convention Delegate Meeting
Missouri State Committee
South Carolina State Convention
Saturday 7 May - Saturday 21 May 2016Virginia Congressional District Conventions 
Monday 9 May 2016Illinois National Convention delegation meeting 
Tuesday 10 May 2016Nebraska Advisory Primary
*West Virginia Primary1
*Nebraska Presidential Primary
*West Virginia Primary
Thursday 12 May - Saturday 14 May 2016 Texas State Convention
Friday 13 May - Saturday 14 May 2016 Mississippi State Convention
Oklahoma State Convention
Friday 13 May - Sunday 15 May 2016 Nevada State Convention
Saturday 14 May 2016Arizona State Convention
Democrats Abroad Global Convention
Georgia Quorum of District Delegates
Ohio State Executive Committee
Arkansas State Committee Meeting
Kansas State Convention
Maryland Spring Convention
Montana State Convention
Nebraska State Convention
Wisconsin State Convention
Saturday 14 May - Sunday 15 May 2016*Alaska State Party Convention
*Nevada State Convention
 
Tuesday 17 May 2016*Kentucky Primary1
*Oregon Primary1
Idaho Precinct Conventions
*Oregon Primary
Wednesday 18 May 2016 Kentucky State Convention (presumably)
Thursday 19 May - Saturday 21 May 2016 Washington State Convention
Thursday 19 May - Sunday 29 May 2016Nebraska County Conventions 
Friday 20 May - Saturday 21 May 2016 Minnesota State Convention
Missouri State Convention
Friday 20 May - Sunday 22 May 2016 *Illinois Convention
Friday 20 May - Saturday 28 May 2016 Idaho County Conventions
Friday 20 May 2016 Connecticut State Committee Meeting (presumably)
Saturday 21 May 2016District of Columbia Pre-primary Caucus
Maryland State Democratic Central Committee Meeting
Michigan District Conventions
Mississippi State Convention
North Carolina Congressional District Conventions
*Washington Congressional District Caucuses
Iowa State Convention
New Mexico State Republican Convention
*Pennsylvania Summer Meeting
Vermont State Convention
Saturday 21 May - Sunday 22 May 2016Florida State Convention 
Sunday 22 May 2016Vermont State Convention 
Tuesday 24 May 2016New York State Committee
Washington Advisory Primary
*Washington Primary
Wednesday 25 May 2016Rhode Island State Democratic CommitteeMassachusetts State Committee Meeting
Wednesday 25 May - Thursday 26 May 2016 New York State Committee (presumably)
Saturday 28 May 2016Louisiana State Central Committee
Wyoming State Convention
 
Saturday 28 May - Sunday 29 May 2016Hawaii State Convention 
Monday 30 May 2016Connecticut Congressional District Caucuses 
Thursday 2 June - Saturday 4 June 2016 Idaho State Convention
Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June 2016Wisconsin Administrative Committee Meeting and State ConventionGeorgia State Convention
Saturday 4 June 2016Kentucky District and State Conventions
Minnesota State Convention
Oregon Congressional District Conventions
*Virgin Islands District Caucuses1
Oregon District and State Conventions
Sunday 5 June 2016*Puerto Rico Primary1 
Tuesday 7 June 2016*California Primary1
Connecticut The State Party Committee
*Montana Primary1
*North Dakota Legislative District Caucuses1
*New Jersey Primary1
*New Mexico Primary1
*South Dakota Primary1
*California Primary
*Montana Primary
*New Jersey Primary
*New Mexico Primary
*South Dakota Primary
Thursday 9 June 2016Montana County Caucuses 
Friday 10 June 2016Rhode Island Special Post Primary Caucus 
Friday 10 June - Saturday 11 June 2016West Virginia State Convention & Executive Committee 
Saturday 11 June 2016Arkansas Congressional District and State Conventions
Georgia State Committee Meeting
Michigan State Central Committee
Montana State Convention
North Carolina State Convention
Pennsylvania State Convention
Vermont National Convention Delegate Meeting
 
Monday 13 June 2016Rhode Island National Convention delegation meeting 
Tuesday 14 June 2016*District of Columbia Primary1 
Wednesday 15 June 2016New Jersey State Convention 
Thursday 16 June - Saturday 18 June 2016*Texas State Convention 
Saturday 18 June 2016*Iowa State Convention
Idaho State Convention
Indiana State Convention
Missouri State Convention
North Dakota State Delegate Selection Meeting
Nebraska State Convention
New Mexico District Conventions
Oregon State Convention
Virginia State Convention
 
Sunday 19 June 2016California Delegation Meeting
Washington State Convention
 
Tuesday 21 June 2016District of Columbia State Party Committee
Puerto Rico Democratic Assembly
 
Friday 24 June - Saturday 25 June 2016South Dakota State Convention / State Party Central CommitteeSouth Dakota State Convention
Saturday 25 June 2016New Mexico State Post Primary Election Convention 
July 2016Unassigned To be determined 
 

* Major event or National Convention delegates allocated.
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

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

 


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