2016 Party Nomination Overview

Per Democratic Party rules, primary and caucus events are allowed between February 1st and June 14th, 2016. Delegate allocations are proportional between candidates earning at least 15% vote. 2,383 delegates will be needed for the nomination.

Per Republican Party rules, primary and caucus events are allowed between February 1st and June 11th, 2016. Other than SC, allocations are proportional prior to March 15th, 2016, can be proportional or all-or-none thereafter. For proportional events, states can set a minimum vote threshold of up to 20% to receive any delegates. 1,237 delegates will be needed for the nomination.

2016 Election Calendar

Key dates for the 2016 presidential election. Includes dates for state primary and caucus events, party conventions and presidential debates. See the table below the calendar for more detail. Purple indicates both parties holding an event on that date. Some dates still tentative.
Calendar Detail: Select an event for polling as well as delegate counts and allocation.
Date State Democrat Republican
February 1
Iowa
CaucusCaucus
February 9
New Hampshire
PrimaryPrimary
February 20
Nevada
South Carolina
Caucus
Primary
February 23
Nevada
Caucus
February 27
South Carolina
Primary
March 1
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arkansas
Colorado
Georgia
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
PrimaryPrimary
Caucus
Caucus
PrimaryPrimary
Caucus
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
CaucusCaucus
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
March 5
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Nebraska
CaucusCaucus
Caucus
PrimaryPrimary
Caucus
Caucus
March 6
Maine
Puerto Rico
Caucus
Primary
March 8
Hawaii
Idaho
Michigan
Mississippi
Caucus
Primary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
March 10
Virgin Islands
Caucus
March 12
District of Columbia
Guam
Northern Marianas
Wyoming
Caucus
Caucus
Caucus
Caucus
March 15
Florida
Illinois
Missouri
North Carolina
Northern Marianas
Ohio
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
Caucus
PrimaryPrimary
Date State Democrat Republican
March 22
American Samoa
Arizona
Idaho
Utah
Caucus
PrimaryPrimary
Caucus
CaucusCaucus
March 26
Alaska
Hawaii
Washington
Caucus
Caucus
Caucus
April 1
North Dakota
Caucus
April 5
Wisconsin
PrimaryPrimary
April 9
Colorado
Wyoming
Caucus
Caucus
April 19
New York
PrimaryPrimary
April 26
Connecticut
Delaware
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
May 3
Indiana
PrimaryPrimary
May 7
Guam
Caucus
May 10
Nebraska
West Virginia
Primary
PrimaryPrimary
May 17
Kentucky
Oregon
Primary
PrimaryPrimary
May 24
Washington
Primary
June 4
Virgin Islands
Caucus
June 5
Puerto Rico
Caucus
June 7
California
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Dakota
South Dakota
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
PrimaryPrimary
Caucus
PrimaryPrimary
June 14
District of Columbia
Primary
February 4Democratic Debate (NH, MSNBC)
February 6Republican Debate (NH, ABC)
February 11Democratic Debate (WI, PBS)
February 13Republican Debate (SC, CBS)
February 25Republican Debate (TX, CNN)
March 3Republican Debate (MI, Fox)
March 6Democratic Debate (MI, CNN )
March 9Democratic Debate (FL, Univision)
March 10Republican Debate (FL, CNN)
April 14Democratic Debate (NY, CNN)
July 18 - 21Republican Convention (Cleveland, OH)
July 25 - 28Democratic Convention (Philadelphia, PA)
September 26First presidential debate (Hempstead, NY)
October 4Vice presidential debate (Farmville, VA)
October 9Second presidential debate (St. Louis, MO)
October 19Third presidential debate (Las Vegas, NV)
November 82016 presidential election

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