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May 31, 2016

Election 2016: Five Primaries This Week

Voting in the 2016 presidential primaries is nearly complete. This week voters in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota will cast ballots in their primaries while North Dakota Democrats will hold their caucus. After this week, residents of District of Columbia will be the only ones who have not yet cast ballots. Voters in DC will go to the polls on June 14. 

On the Republican side, businessman Donald Trump last week finally earned enough delegates to officially clinch the GOP nomination while, for the Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is still pledging to take his fight against former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the party’s nominating convention in July. 

As Connecting the Dots said last week, according to RealClearPolitics delegate count, Sen. Sanders’ quest is almost impossible. He has 1,499 delegates and 43 superdelegates to Hillary Clinton’s 1,769 delegates and 541 superdelegates. That count puts Clinton just 72 delegates shy of the 2,382 she needs to become the party’s nominee. 

As a reminder, voters who haven’t yet cast their ballot 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 which states haven’t voted yet? Check out The New York Times’ Election 2016 calendar below.

  • 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. Check your inbox and stay tuned to Connecting the Dots next week for more information about that effort.