|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
District Conventions: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Legislative District Conventions: Tuesday 1 March - Tuesday 29 March 2016
State Convention: Thursday 28 April - Saturday 30 April 2016
28 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 3 re: 1 congressional district / 3 party / 12 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: Alaska Presidential Preference Poll.
Participation is for registered Republicans only. A voter may register or re-registered as a Republican on the day of the convention. Polls are open from 3 to 8 pm. After voting in the preference poll, the Republicans are encouraged to participate in their District Conventions.
Tuesday 1 March 2016: All 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District Conventions. In addition, each District chooses delegates to the Alaska State Republican Convention. [Rules of the Alaska Republican Party, Article V. Section 15]
A Presidential Candidate must receive a 13% of vote of the total statewide vote in order to receive any delegates to the National Convention. The delegates are allocated proportionally among those candidates receiving 13% or more of the vote. Round down from 0.49% and up from 0.50%. If rounding results in too many delegates, subtract the excess delegates from the candidate entitled to delegates who received the fewest votes. If rounding results in a too few delegates, add additional delegates to the candidate who received the most votes. [Section 15: (f)(3)]
If a Qualified Presidential Candidate drops out prior to the Republican State Convention, the percentage of national delegates pledged to that candidate shall be reapportioned among the Qualified Presidential Candidates. [Section 15: (f)(9)].
Cruz: 28 delegates × 8,369 ÷ 19,597 = 11.958 delegates. Round to 12.
28 March 2016: Marco Rubio to Retain Five Alaska Delegates
Tuesday 1 March - Tuesday 29 March 2016: Legislative District Conventions. Each District chooses delegates to the Alaska State Republican Convention.
Thursday 28 April - Saturday 30 April 2016: The Alaska State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention chooses 25 of 28 delegates from Alaska to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the District Conventions.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Alaska's Republican Party, are elected at today's state convention and will attend the National Convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegates to the National Convention shall be elected from the Delegates to the State Convention ... [and] ... shall be pledged to support a Qualified Presidential Candidate ... so long as their preferred Candidate maintains an active campaign. After the second round of balloting ... if the Candidate to which the Delegate is pledged is the candidate receiving the fewest number of votes ..., the Delegate is no longer required to support that candidate. If a ... delegate ... pledged to a ... Presidential Candidate who is no longer a candidate for the Republican Nomination for President as of the date of the National Convention, that delegate ... shall be deemed non-pledged. [Rules of the Alaska Republican Party, Article V. Section 15: (f)(4)]
Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Alaska State Constitution|
|• Infobases (Statutes)|
|• Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC|
|• Alaska Division of Elections|
|• Alaska Public Offices Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Alaska Legislature|
|• Alaska State Legislature's House Majority|
|• House of Representatives|
|• State Senate|
|• House and Senate Legislative Majorities (Republican)|
|• Republican Party of Alaska|
|Media & others|
|• alaskapublic.org - APRN - Alaska Public Telecommunications -Anchorage|
|• Anchorage Daily News|
|• Homer Tribune - Homer|
|• Juneau Empire|
|• Ketchikan Daily News|
|• Kodiak Daily Mirror|
|• KTUU TV - NBC - Anchorage|
|• KUAC FM - NPR/PBS - Fairbanks|
|• Nome Nugget|
|• Petersburg Pilot|
|• Politics1.com - Alaska|
|• The Alaska Star - Eagle River|
|• The Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks|
|• The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla|
|• The Midnight Sun|
|• The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai|
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