|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Special Meeting of the County Conventions: Monday 7 March - Friday 25 March 2016
Special District Convention: Saturday 30 April 2016
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 14 May 2016
40 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 15 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: Party Rules.
Source: Delegate Selection Process.
Tuesday 1 March 2016: All 40 of Arkansas's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Arkansas Presidential Primary.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Arkansas's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
National Convention Delegates shall remain committed to the Presidential Candidate designated on their filing form through the first ballot unless they are released by their designated Presidential Candidate or their Candidate withdraws.
Monday 7 March - Friday 25 March 2016: Each county holds a Special Meeting of the County Convention to elect delegates to the Special District Conventions. The Special Meeting is attended by qualified voters from that county who filed to be a Special Meeting delegate. The qualifying period is from 15 to 29 February 2016.
Saturday 30 April 2016 - Special District Convention. District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 14 May 2016 - State Committee Meeting. At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman shall be elected by the State Committee at the State Committee Meeting called to select delegates ... to the National Convention. [Republican Party of Arkansas Rules Section 7 A.]
On 29 May 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (Republican) signed SB 8. The bill moves the 2016 Presidential and partisan primary from 3 weeks prior to the 2nd Tuesday in June to 3 weeks prior to the 4th Tuesday in March. [Arkansas Code § 7-7-203(a)]. The provisions of this act are temporary and expire on 31 December 2016. [Arkansas Code Title 21, Chapter 8, Subchapter 7, Section 7 (b)].
This moves the 2016 Presidential and partisan primaries to Tuesday 1 March 2016 and the runoff election to 22 March 2016.
|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|
|• Arkansas Election Results Website|
|• Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Arkansas General Assembly|
|• Arkansas House of Representatives|
|• Arkansas Senate|
|• The Republican Party of Arkansas|
|Media & others|
|• Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas News Bureau|
|• Arkansas Times - Little Rock|
|• Batesville Daily Guard|
|• Evening Times - West Memphis|
|• KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro|
|• KARK TV - NBC - ArkansasMatters - Little Rock|
|• KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock|
|• KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock|
|• KTHV - CBS - Little Rock|
|• Lynch at Large|
|• Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia|
|• NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville|
|• Pine Bluff Commercial|
|• Politics1.com - Arkansas|
|• Talk Business River Rock Communications|
|• The Arkansas Project|
|• The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home|
|• The Jonesboro Sun|
|• The Leader - Jacksonville|
|• The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville|
|• The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs|
|• The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County|
|• The Times Record - Fort Smith|
|• TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway|
|• Van Buren Press Argus|
Election 2016 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home