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April 25, 2016

Election 2016: Five Primaries Set For This Week

With neither the Republican or Democratic nominations for president wrapped up, this Tuesday, April 26, voters from both parties will go to the polls to vote in primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Together, these races offer 172 delegates for Republican candidates and 384 for Democratic candidates. 

As a reminder, voters from these states—and all other—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 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 1,428 delegates and 513 superdelegates while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has 1,153 delegates and 38 superdelegates. (The first Democrat to secure 2,387 delegates will win the nomination.) 

For Republicans, Donald Trump leads with 845 delegates. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 559 and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) has 148. (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.)