2016 Primary Elections by State and territory

This chart lists the 2016 State primary election dates in all the States, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories. This chart also lists primary runoff dates (if applicable); States with U.S. Senate races; the number of House Districts for each State/Territory and those States with Gubernatorial races.

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State Presidential Primary State Primary State Primary Runoff General Election
U.S. Senate U.S. Representative Governor
Alabama March 1
March 1 April 12 Yes 7 No
Alaska August 16 - Yes 1 Yes
American Samoa - - - 1 delegate No
Arizona March 22
August 30 - Yes 9 No
Arkansas March 1
March 1 March 22 Yes 4 No
California June 7
June 7 - Yes 53 No
Colorado June 28 - Yes 7 No
Connecticut April 26
August 9 - Yes 5 No
Delaware April 26
September 13 - No 1 Yes
District of Columbia June 14
June 14 - - 1 delegate No
Florida March 15
August 30 - Yes 27 No
Georgia March 1
May 24 July 26 Yes 14 No
Guam August 27 - - 1 delegate No
Hawaii August 13 - Yes 2 No
Idaho March 8
May 17 - Yes 2 No
Illinois March 15
March 15 - Yes 18 No
Indiana May 3
May 3 - Yes 9 Yes
Iowa June 7 - Yes 4 No
Kansas August 2 - Yes 4 No
Kentucky Democratic: May 17 May 17 - Yes 6 No
Louisiana March 5
November 8 December 10 Yes 6 No
Maine June 14 - No 2 No
Maryland April 26
April 26 - Yes 8 No
Massachusetts March 1
September 8 - No 9 No
Michigan March 8
August 2 - No 14 No
Minnesota August 9 - No 8 No
Mississippi March 8
March 8 March 29 No 4 No
Missouri March 15
August 2 - Yes 8 Yes
Montana June 7
June 7 - Yes 1 Yes
Nebraska May 10
May 10 - Yes 3 No
Nevada June 14 - Yes 4 No
New Hampshire February 9
September 13 - Yes 2 No
New Jersey June 7
June 7 - No 12 No
New Mexico June 7
June 7 - No 3 No
New York April 19
June 28 - Yes 27 No
North Carolina March 15
March 15 May 24 Yes 13 Yes
North Dakota June 14 - Yes 1 Yes
Ohio March 15
March 15 - Yes 16 No
Oklahoma March 1
June 28 August 23 Yes 5 No
Oregon May 17
May 17 - Yes 5 Yes
Pennsylvania April 26
April 26 - Yes 18 No
Puerto Rico Republican: March 6
June 5 - - 1 resident Yes
Rhode Island April 26
September 13 - No 2 No
South Carolina Republican: February 20
Democratic: February 27
June 14 June 28 Yes 7 No
South Dakota June 7
June 7 August 16 Yes 1 No
Tennessee March 1
August 4 - No 9 No
Texas March 1
March 1 May 24 No 36 No
Utah June 28 - Yes 4 Yes
Vermont March 1
August 9 - Yes 1 Yes
Virgin Islands August 6 - - 1 delegate No
Virginia March 1
June 14 - No 11 No
Washington May 24
August 2 - Yes 10 Yes
West Virginia May 10
May 10 - No 3 Yes
Wisconsin April 5
August 9 - Yes 8 No
Wyoming August 16 - No 1 No