March 28, 2016

Election 2016: Wisconsin Gets Ready To Vote April 5

This week there is a brief break in the 2016 primary season—no states will hold primaries or caucuses. 

That means all eyes are on Wisconsin, where voters from both parties will participate in primaries on Tuesday, April 5. To help voters prepare, WisconsinVote.Org has links to information about the candidates, as well as information about how to register to vote and where to vote. 

The next contest after Wisconsin will happen on Saturday, April 9 when Democrats in Wyoming will participate in their party’s caucus. 

Wisconsin and Wyoming voters can also visit CanIVote.Org to check to see if you are registered. 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.

  • 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 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 1,243 delegates and 469 superdelegates while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has 975 delegates and 29 superdelegates. (The first Democrat to secure 2,387 delegates will win the nomination.) For Republicans, Donald Trump leads with 739 delegates. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has 465 and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) has 143. (Among the candidates who have dropped out of the GOP race, Sen. Marco Rubio has 164 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.)