March 14, 2016

Election 2016: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina And Ohio Go To The Polls This Week

Voters in five states – Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio – will cast ballots this week in the 2016 primary races. 

Together these states represent hundreds of delegates and, as the delegate count provided below indicates, the outcome of race on both sides of the aisle is still very much undecided. If you are in one of these states, your voice matters. To check to see if you are registered, click here. That link will take you to your state’s Secretary of State 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 our Election 2016 calendar below.

  • March 15, 2016: Primary elections in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio
  • March 22, 2016: Arizona and Utah primaries and Idaho Democratic caucus
  • March 26, 2016: Democratic caucuses in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington
  • April 5, 2016: Wisconsin primary
  • April 9, 2016: Wyoming Democratic caucus
  • 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. 

In the meantime, interested in learning which candidates have the most delegates? RealClearPolitics is keeping track. With nominating contests in three states decided, Hillary Clinton has 748 delegates and 465 superdelegates on the Democratic side while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has 542 delegates and 25 superdelegates. (The first Democrat to secure 2,387 delegates will win the nomination.) For Republicans, Donald Trump leads with 460 delegates. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 370, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has 163 and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) has 63. (Carly Fiorina and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky also each have one delegate, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) has four and Ben Carson has eight, but these three candidates have suspended their campaigns.) A GOP candidate needs 1,237 delegates to secure the nomination.