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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
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
117 total delegate votes - 67 district / 22 at large; 13 Pledged PLEOs; 15 Unpledged PLEOs
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Source: March 1, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Qualified Candidates from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
The date of the primary has been set by the Georgia Secretary of State who has the discretion to set it between 1 December 2015 and 14 June 2016. The Georgia Democratic Party has been notified that the primary will occur on 1 March 2016.
Participation in Georgia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Georgia does not register voters by party. Voters publicly declare party preference when they request a primary ballot or Presidential Preference Primary ballot. Records showing the voters' choice are public record.
Tuesday 1 March 2016: 102 of 117 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Georgia Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Georgia Code § 21-2-193 requires the Executive Committee of both state parties to submit a list of candidates to appear on the presidential ballot.
Saturday 16 April 2016: District level delegates are elected at the Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 14 May 2016: Quorum of District Delegate Meeting in Macon or Dublin.
National Convention Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of the District-Level Delegates according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 11 June 2016: State Committee Meeting in Atlanta.
National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 15 National Convention delegates consist of
These 15 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
The 2016 Presidential Preference Primary will be held on "a date selected by the Secretary of State which shall not be later than the 2nd Tuesday in June .... The Secretary of State shall select such date no later than December 1 ...." (Official Code of GA 21-2-191)
11 November 2014: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is calling for a Southeastern Conference (SEC) Presidential Primary on Tuesday 1 March 2016 for Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.
On 3 September 2015, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (Republican) set the date of the Presidential Preference Primary to 1 March 2016.
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.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office|
|• Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Georgia General Assembly|
|• Democratic Party of Georgia|
|• Georgia House Democratic Caucus|
|• Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Athens Banner-Herald|
|• Atlanta Journal-Constitution|
|• Barnesville Herald-Gazette|
|• Georgia Politics Unfiltered|
|• Gwinnett Daily Post - Lawrenceville|
|• LaGrange Daily News|
|• Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus|
|• MainStreetNews.com - Northeast Georgia|
|• NewsLink.org - Georgia|
|• Northwest Georgia News - Rome|
|• PoliticalVine.com - Marietta|
|• Politics1.com - Georgia|
|• Savannah Morning News|
|• The Augusta Chronicle|
|• The Citizen - Fayetteville|
|• The Daily Tribune News - Cartersville|
|• The Jackson Herald|
|• The Telegraph - Macon|
|• The Telegraph - Macon|
|• The Times-Herald - Newnan|
|• WAGA TV - FOX - Atlanta|
|• Waycross Journal-Herald|
|• WGCL TV - CBS - Atlanta|
|• WSB TV - Atlanta|
|• WXIA TV - NBC - Atlanta|
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