State by State Primaries and Caucuses Schedule for 2016 Elections - My Time To Vote

2016 Primary Elections And Caucuses
February
New Hampshire: Presidential Preference Primary Election Day
February 9,2016
South Carolina: Republican Presidential Preference Primary - Saturday, February 20, 2016
February 20,2016
South Carolina: Democratic Presidential Preference Primary - Saturday, February 27, 2016
February 27,2016
March
Alabama: Presidential Preference Primary and Statewide Primary Election
March 1,2016
Arkansas: Preferential Primary Election and Nonpartisan Election
March 1,2016
Colorado: Republican Party and Democratic Party Precinct Caucus Day.
Notes: (In each even-numbered year, political parties hold their precinct caucus on the 1st Tuesday in March)
March 1,2016
Georgia: Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election
March 1,2016
Massachusetts: Presidential Primary
March 1,2016
Minnesota: Republican/Democratic caucus
March 1,2016
Oklahoma: Presidential Preferential Primary
March 1,2016
Tennessee: ELECTION DAY (Presidential Preference Primary and County Primary)
March 1,2016
Texas: March 1 Presidential Primary and State Primary Elections
March 1,2016
Vermont: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
March 1,2016
Virginia: Presidential Primary Election Day
March 1,2016
Wyoming: March 1, 2016 - Republican Presidential caucus
March 1,2016
Kansas: Republican Caucus day - To participate in the Republican caucus, people have to have been registered as Republicans
March 5,2016
Kentucky: Republican Party Caucus - Poll Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
March 5,2016
Louisiana: Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Primary
March 5,2016
Maine: Republican Party Caucus
March 5,2016
Nebraska: Democratic Party Caucus
March 5,2016
Maine: Democratic Party Caucus
March 6,2016
Idaho: Scheduled Elections: US President for Republican Party and US President for Constitution Party
March 8,2016
Michigan: Presidential Primary Election Day
March 8,2016
Mississippi: State Primary and Presidential Primary Election Day
March 8,2016
Florida: Presidential Preference Primary Election
March 15,2016
Illinois: Presidential Primary Election and State Primary Election Day
March 15,2016
Missouri: Presidential Preference Primary
March 15,2016
North Carolina: Presidential Primary and State Primary Election Day
March 15,2016
Ohio: Presidential Primary and State Primary Election Day
March 15,2016
Idaho: Democratic Party Caucus
March 22,2016
Utah: Democratic and Republican Presidential Caucus.
March 22,2016
Alaska: Democratic Party Caucus
March 26,2016
Hawaii: Democratic Party Caucus
March 26,2016
Washington: Democratic Party Caucus
March 26,2016
April
California: April 5, 2016 Assembly District 31, Special Primary Election (Wholly contained within Fresno County)
April 5,2016
Wisconsin: PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE & SPRING ELECTION for President of the United States, Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge, Circuit Court Judge, County Nonpartisan Offices, Municipal Offices, School District Offices, and Referenda (if required).
April 5,2016
Wyoming: Democratic Presidential Caucus
April 9,2016
New York: Presidential Primary Election Day
April 19,2016
Connecticut: Presidential Primary Election Day
April 26,2016
Delaware: Presidential Primary Election: Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only registered voters from participating parties may vote.
April 26,2016
Maryland: Presidential Primary and State Primary Elections
April 26,2016
Pennsylvania: primary election Day
April 26,2016
Rhode Island: Presidential Preference Primary Election
April 26,2016
May
Indiana: May 3,2016 Democratic and Republican Primary
May 3,2016
Tennessee: ELECTION DAY (County primaries if applicable)
May 3,2016
Nebraska: Statewide Primary Election Day
May 10,2016
West Virginia: Presidential Primary Election Day
May 10,2016
Idaho: Primary Election — 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Scheduled elections: Federal, Statewide, Legislative and Judicial Offices ;County Offices;Port District Primary ;Regional Airport Authority
May 17,2016
Kentucky: State Primary Election and Presidential Primary - Democratic
May 17,2016
Oregon: Primary Election Day
May 17,2016
Washington: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
May 24,2016
June
Puerto Rico: State Primary
June 5,2016
California: Presidential Primary Election Day (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
June 7,2016
Iowa: Primary
June 7,2016
Montana: State Primary Election and Presidential Primary Election Day
June 7,2016
New Jersey: Presidential Primary Election Day
June 7,2016
New Mexico: Primary Election Day
June 7,2016
South Dakota: Presidential Primary and State Primary Election Day
June 7,2016
Maine: State Primary Election and potential Referendum Election
June 14,2016
Nevada: Primary Election (Federal/State): Vote 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day at Your Assigned Polling Place,
A Primary Election is a preliminary (nominating) election to select, when necessary, Democratic, Republican and nonpartisan candidates who will run in the General Election contests (except candidates for special district offices because they will only appear in the General Election). The direct vote of the people selects the candidates, rather than votes of convention delegates. In State/Federal Elections, Nevada has CLOSED Primary elections.
June 14,2016
North Dakota: Primary Election Day
June 14,2016
South Carolina: State Primary Election Day
June 14,2016
Virginia: Primary Election Day
June 14,2016
Washington DC: Presidential Primary (Democratic Party only) and Local Primary Election
Qualified electors may register to vote and/or cast full ballots for their precincts at the polling places for their precincts of residence.
June 14,2016
Colorado: State Primary Election Election
Notes:(Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
June 28,2016
New York: Federal Primary Election Day
June 28,2016
Oklahoma: Primary Election Day
June 28,2016
South Carolina: Primary Runoff Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
June 28,2016
Utah: Primary Election Day
June 28,2016
August
Kansas: August 2, 2016 - Kansas State Primary Election
August 2,2016
Michigan: State Primary Election Day
August 2,2016
Missouri: State Primary Election Day
August 2,2016
Ohio: Special Primary Election Day
August 2,2016
Washington: State Primary Election Day
August 2,2016
Tennessee: Primary ELECTION DAY (State Primary and County General) August
August 4,2016
Virgin Islands: Primary Election
August 6,2016
Arkansas: Municipal Primary Election
August 9,2016
Connecticut: Primary for State District and Municipal Offices
August 9,2016
Minnesota: State Primary Election Day
August 9,2016
Vermont: STATE PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
August 9,2016
Wisconsin: 2016 Partisan Primary
August 9,2016
Hawaii: PRIMARY ELECTION
August 13,2016
Alaska: Primary Election Day - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 16,2016
Wyoming: August 16, 2016 - State Primary Election
August 16,2016
Virginia: Special Primary Election Day
August 23,2016
Guam: Primary Election @ 7:00 a.m
August 27,2016
Arizona: Primary Election
August 30,2016
Florida: State Primary Election Day
August 30,2016
September
Massachusetts: State Primary Election Day
September 8,2016
Delaware: State Primary Election
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only registered voters from participating parties may vote.
September 13,2016
New Hampshire: State Primary Election Day - Unregistered voters may register and vote this day.
September 13,2016
New York: State and Local Primary Election Day
September 13,2016
Rhode Island: Primary Election Day
September 13,2016
WHAT'S AT STAKE IN 2016?

2016 US Senate Elections

In 2016, there will be 2016 US Senate Elections races in 34 States including US territories. Of the 34 US Senate seats up for election this election cycle, 24 seats are currently held by Republicans, and 10 are held by Democrats. It is important to note that 28 incumbents are running for re-election and the rest (6 seats) are open races with no incumbent running.

2016 Gubernatorial Elections

In 2016, there will be 2016 Gubernatorial Elections races in 13 States including US territories. Of the 13 Gubernatorial seats up for election this election cycle, 4 seats are currently held by Republicans, and 9 are held by Democrats. It is important to note that 6 incumbents are running for re-election and the rest (7 seats) are open races with no incumbent running.

2016 Lieutenant Gubernatorial Elections

In 2016, there will be 2016 Lieutenant Gubernatorial Elections races in 9 States including US territories. Of the 9 Lieutenant Gubernatorial seats up for election this election cycle, 6 seats are currently held by Republicans, and 3 are held by Democrats. It is important to note that 7 incumbents are running for re-election and the rest (2 seats) are open races with no incumbent running.

2016 Attorney General Elections

In 2016, there will be 2016 Attorney General Elections races in 10 States including US territories. Of the 10 Attorney General seats up for election this election cycle, 4 seats are currently held by Republicans, and 6 are held by Democrats. It is important to note that 6 incumbents are running for re-election and the rest (4 seats) are open races with no incumbent running.

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Note

Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections. Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

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