April 11, 2016

Election 2016: All Eyes Turn To New York

After Republicans and Democrats held primary contests in Wisconsin and Democrats held a caucus in Wyoming last week, there is still no clear nominee for either party. 

This week the candidates will descend on New York, where both parties will hold their nominating contests next Tuesday, April 19. As a reminder, voters from all states can visit CanIVote.Org to check to see if they are registered to vote. That link will take individuals to their Secretary of State’s webpage, which will also have information about polling times and locations. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission also provides resources for individuals who want to check their registration status. 

Wondering when it will be your turn to go to the polls? Check out The New York Times’ Election 2016 calendar below.

  • April 19, 2016: New York primary
  • April 26, 2016: Primary elections in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island
  • May 3, 2016: Indiana primary
  • May 10, 2016: West Virginia primary and Nebraska Republican primary
  • May 17, 2016: Oregon primary and Kentucky Democratic primary
  • May 24, 2016: Washington Republican primary
  • June 7, 2016: Primary elections in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota and the North Dakota Democratic caucus
  • June 14, 2016: District of Columbia primary
  • July 18-21, 2016, Cleveland, OH: Republican National Convention
  • July 25-28, 2016, Philadelphia, PA: Democratic National Convention
  • November 8, 2016, Election day!

After primary/caucus season, MSCI will work with its members to set up voter registration events for industry employees. Stay tuned to Connecting the Dots in the coming weeks for more information about that effort. 

In the meantime, interested in learning which candidates have the most delegates? RealClearPolitics is keeping track. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has 1,287 delegates and 469 superdelegates while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has 1,037 delegates and 31 superdelegates. (The first Democrat to secure 2,387 delegates will win the nomination.) 

For Republicans, Donald Trump leads with 743 delegates. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 545 and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) has 143. (Among the candidates who have dropped out of the GOP race, Sen. Marco Rubio has 171 delegates, Carly Fiorina and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky each have one delegate, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) has four and Ben Carson has eight.)