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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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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
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.16  40.00%25  62.50%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"15  37.50%15  37.50%
Rubio, Marco A.9  22.50% 
Total40 100.00%40 100.00%

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Arkansas Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Arkansas State and Local Government

 
 

Source: Party Rules.

Source: Delegate Selection Process.

Source: The Official Guide to the 2016 Republican Nominating Process.


2016 Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan General Election.


Results from
Election Results: Preferential Primary & Nonpartisan General Election from the Arkansas Secretary of State.
New York Times (Presidential)
AP (Presidential and state).


   

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Arkansas Primary. Polling hours 7:30a CST (1330 UTC) to 7:30p CST (0130 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Arkansas Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Friday 29 July 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.134,74432.79%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz125,34030.50%
Marco A. Rubio101,91024.80%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.23,5215.72%
John Richard Kasich15,3053.72%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee4,7921.17%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush2,4020.58%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul1,1510.28%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie6310.15%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina4110.10%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum2920.07%
Lindsey Olin Graham2520.06%
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal1690.04%
Total410,920100.00%
 

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.

  • 12 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 4 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates. These delegates are allocated to the presidential contenders as follows:
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the candidate with the plurality (most votes) is allocated 2 delegates and the candidate with the next highest number of votes is allocated 1 delegate.
  • 28 (10 at-large, 15 bonus, 3 RNC) at-large delegates are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the statewide primary results.
    • Each presidential candidate receiving 15% of the statewide vote is allocated 1 delegate.
    • If a presidential candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote, that candidate is allocated the remaining at-large delegates.
    • If no presidential candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote, the remaining at-large delegates are proportionally allocated among those candidates receiving 15% or more of the vote. Round fractions to the nearest whole number. If too many delegates are allocated, subtract the delegate(s) from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold. If too few delegates are allocated, add the delegate(s) to the candidate closest to the rounding threshold.

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.

Primary
Source: Email from Secretary of State.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Thursday 28 April 2016.

ContestTrumpCruzRubio
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD190,95890,958334,04537.429%227,56430.304%118,43720.270% 
CD2107,358107,358330,45128.364% 33,22130.944%232,11429.913%1
CD3119,261119,261336,37030.496%234,97129.323%132,29727.081% 
CD492,24492,244333,53736.357%229,25131.710%118,78420.363% 
Statewide409,821361,04228134,40337.226%10125,00734.624%10101,63228.150%8
Total
Delegates
  40  16  15  9

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.

  • Voting members of the State Committee, who will elect the National Convention At-Large Delegates, cannot be delegates to the Special District Convention.
 

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.]

 

 

SB 389, introduced 17 February 2015 by state Senator Gary Stubblefield (Republican), would establish a Presidential Primary on the 1st Tuesday in March. The Presidential Primary is now held 3 weeks prior to the 2nd Tuesday in June (concurrently with the state's partisan primary). This bill was withdraw circa 27 March 2015.

SB 765, introduced on 4 March 2015 by state Senator Gary Stubblefield (Republican), would move the (1) state's partisan and Presidential primaries from "3 weeks prior to the 2nd Tuesday in June" to the 1st Tuesday in March and (2) would change the runoff election from the 2nd Tuesday in June to the 2nd Tuesday in April. 22 April 2015: Died in Senate Committee at Sine Die adjournment.


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)].

  • The Arkansas "Preferential Primary Election" is what most states call a "Presidential" and "partisan" primary.
  • General Primary Election is what most states call a runoff.

This moves the 2016 Presidential and partisan primaries to Tuesday 1 March 2016 and the runoff election to 22 March 2016.

 

Notes

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

Election Authority
  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
Republican
  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

 


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