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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Hampshire Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
District Level Pre-primary Caucuses: Saturday 30 January 2016
Primary: Tuesday 9 February 20161
Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting: Saturday 16 April 2016
32 total delegate votes - 16 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
Saturday 30 January 2016: District Level Pre-primary Caucuses. National Convention District-level delegates are slated by Presidential Preference.
Participation in New Hampshire's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Only Democrats and independents can request a Democratic ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary
Tuesday 9 February 2016: New Hampshire Primary. Hours 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM EDT by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
Tuesday 9 February 2016: 24 of 32 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire 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.
Date of Presidential Primary [RSA 653:9]:
Saturday 16 April 2016: Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting in Concord.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a committee consisting of a quorum of district-level delegates.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
On 17 December 2015, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner set the state's Presidential Primary for Tuesday 9 February 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.
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
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|• New Hampshire Secretary of State|
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|Media & others|
|• Concord Monitor - Concord|
|• Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover|
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|• New Hampshire Business Review|
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|• New Hampshire Public Radio|
|• New Hampshire Public Television|
|• Newhampsire.com (The Union Leader)|
|• NH Journal|
|• NH1 - Concord|
|• Politics1.com - New Hampshire|
|• Seacoastonline.com - Seacoast Newspapers|
|• The Cabinet Press - Bedford - Hollis - Merrimack - Milford|
|• The Telegraph - Nashua|
|• The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News|
|• WMUR TV - ABC - Manchester - Portsmouth|
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