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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
50 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 21 re: 7 congressional districts / 3 party / 16 bonus
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Source: 2016 RNC Delegate Information Sheet.
2016 Election Information from the Alabama Secretary of State.
Primary elections for the purpose of determining the preferred candidates for President of the United States shall be held the first Tuesday in March each year in which a President is to be elected beginning in the year 2016. [§17-13-100a] [2016 Presidential Preference Primary Resolution. 2.]
This is an open primary. Voters may request a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.
Tuesday 1 March 2016: All 50 of Alabama's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Alabama Presidential Primary.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Alabama's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegates must file a Declaration of Candidacy on or before 6 November 2015. Delegate candidates may run in either the CD where he/she votes or for the statewide (at-large) positions, but not both. Delegates bind themselves to Presidential contenders on the Declaration.
There are 47 National Convention delegate "place numbers" on the primary ballot-- 3 for each of the 7 Congressional districts and 26 statewide. Delegates run for each "place number". A delegate's name and "place number" appears on the ballot below the Presidential candidate's name unless the delegate is unopposed for that "place number". If there is more than one candidate for a place number, the delegate receiving the most votes for that "place number" is elected. Should candidate withdraw, delegates for that candidate may either withdraw or become uncommitted.
Voters cast ballots for no more than one Presidential candidate and that candidates delegates. The voter cannot vote for one Presidential candidate and the delegates for another.
National Convention District Alternate delegates are elected by the Congressional District Committee. Statewide alternates are elected by the Republican Executive Committee.
No person named as a delegate or alternate delegate pledged to a person as the Republican nominee for President of the United States shall cast a contrary vote at such convention unless first released by (a) public statement or in writing by such presidential candidate or (b) two-thirds vote of all members of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention similarly pledged; and the vote of any person who attempts to violate the provisions hereof shall not be allowed, but such vote may instead be cast for the person to whom such delegate or alternate delegate is pledged either by the Chairman of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention or by the Secretary of such Convention.
SB 240, introduced by state Senator Quinton Ross (Democratic) on 17 March 2015, would in Presidential election years, move the partisan and Presidential primaries, from the 2nd Tuesday in March to the 1st Tuesday in March. The bill was signed by Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) on 27 May 2015.
|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|
|• Alabama Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Alabama Legislature|
|• Alabama Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• al.com - Everything Alabama|
|• Alabama Political Reporter|
|• Andalusia Star News|
|• Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper|
|• Hartselle Enquirer|
|• Montgomery Advertiser|
|• Politics1.com - Alabama|
|• The Cullman Times|
|• The Daily Home - Talladega|
|• The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro|
|• The Decatur Daily|
|• The Demopolis Times|
|• The Dothan Eagle|
|• The Gadsden Times|
|• The Messinger - Troy|
|• The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika|
|• The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin|
|• The Star - Anniston|
|• The Times-Journal - Fort Payne|
|• The Valley Times-News - Lanett|
|• Times Daily - Florence|
|• Tuscaloosa News|
|• WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville|
|• WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville|
|• WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery|
|• WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)|
|• WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham|
|• WHNT TV - Huntsville|
|• WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery|
|• WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)|
|• WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery|
|• Yellowhammer - Montgomery|
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