May 2, 2016

Election 2016: Hoosier State Goes To The Polls This Week

There only a handful of states that still need to vote in the 2016 primary season, but neither party has a nominee yet. 

This week, voters in Indiana will go to their polls to cast their ballots. Hoosiers can check their registration status at the state’s voter registration system website. 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.

  • 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 1,645 delegates and 520 superdelegates while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has 1,318 delegates and 39 superdelegates. (The first Democrat to secure 2,387 delegates will win the nomination.) 

For Republicans, Donald Trump leads with 996 delegates. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 565 and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) has 153. (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.)