2016 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions
Major Events
Chronologically

Donkey and Elephant Democratic
Convention

*Monday 25 July - Thursday 28 July 2016: 47th Democratic National Convention
Republican
Convention

*Monday 18 July - Thursday 21 July 2016: 41st Republican National Convention
Monday 1 February 2016*Iowa Precinct Caucuses1*Iowa Precinct Caucuses
Tuesday 9 February 2016*New Hampshire Primary1*New Hampshire Primary
Saturday 20 February 2016*Nevada Precinct Viability Caucuses1*South Carolina Primary
Tuesday 23 February 2016 *Nevada Precinct Caucuses
Saturday 27 February 2016*South Carolina Primary1 
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
*Georgia Primary
*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 
Saturday 5 March 2016*Kansas Local Unit Conventions1
*Louisiana Primary1
*Nebraska Precinct Caucuses1
*Kansas Caucuses
*Kentucky Presidential Caucuses
*Louisiana Primary
*Maine Municipal Caucuses
Sunday 6 March 2016*Maine Municipal Caucuses1*Puerto Rico Primary
Tuesday 8 March 2016*Michigan Primary1
*Mississippi Primary1
*Hawaii Precinct Caucuses
*Idaho Primary
*Michigan Primary
*Mississippi Primary
Thursday 10 March 2016 *Virgin Islands Territorial Caucus
Saturday 12 March 2016*Northern Marianas Convention1*District of Columbia Convention
*Guam Territorial Caucus
*Wyoming County 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
Tuesday 22 March 2016*Arizona Primary1
*Idaho County Caucus1
*Utah Neighborhood Caucuses1
*American Samoa Territorial Caucus
*Arizona Primary
*Utah Precinct Caucuses
Saturday 26 March 2016*Alaska Precinct / House District Caucuses1
*Hawaii Precinct Caucus1
*Washington Precinct Caucuses1
 
Friday 1 April - Sunday 3 April 2016 *North Dakota State Convention
Friday 1 April - Friday 15 April 2016*Colorado District Assemblies/Conventions 
Saturday 2 April 2016 *Colorado District Conventions: CDs 1,6
Tuesday 5 April 2016*Wisconsin Primary1*Wisconsin Primary
Thursday 7 April 2016 *Colorado District Convention: CDs 7
Friday 8 April 2016 *Colorado District Conventions: CDs 2,3,4,5
Saturday 9 April 2016*Wyoming County Caucuses1*Colorado State Convention
Thursday 14 April - Saturday 16 April 2016 *Wyoming State Convention
Saturday 16 April 2016*Colorado State Assembly/Convention 
Tuesday 19 April 2016*New York Primary1*New York Primary
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
Saturday 30 April 2016*Iowa District Conventions 
Tuesday 3 May 2016*Indiana Primary1*Indiana Primary
Friday 6 May - Saturday 7 May 2016*Maine State Convention. 
Saturday 7 May 2016*Guam Caucus1 
Tuesday 10 May 2016*West Virginia Primary1*Nebraska Presidential Primary
*West Virginia Primary
Saturday 14 May - Sunday 15 May 2016*Alaska State Party Convention
*Nevada State Convention
 
Tuesday 17 May 2016*Kentucky Primary1
*Oregon Primary1
*Oregon Primary
Friday 20 May - Sunday 22 May 2016 *Illinois Convention
Saturday 21 May 2016*Washington Congressional District Caucuses*Pennsylvania Summer Meeting
Tuesday 24 May 2016 *Washington Primary
Saturday 4 June 2016*Virgin Islands District Caucuses1 
Sunday 5 June 2016*Puerto Rico Primary1 
Tuesday 7 June 2016*California Primary1
*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
Tuesday 14 June 2016*District of Columbia Primary1 
Thursday 16 June - Saturday 18 June 2016*Texas State Convention 
Saturday 18 June 2016*Iowa State Convention 
 

* 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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