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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Presidential Caucuses: Saturday 5 March 2016
County Meetings: Sunday 6 March - Thursday 31 March 2016
District Conventions: Friday 1 April - Tuesday 17 May 2016
State Convention: Wednesday 18 May 2016 (presumably)
Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.
46 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 18 re: 6 congressional districts / 3 party / 15 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 Republican Presidential Caucus.
Source: The Official Guide to the 2016 Republican Nominating Process.
Saturday 5 March 2016: Kentucky Presidential Caucuses. Hours 10:00a-4:00p EST (1500-2100 UTC) / 10:00a-4:00p CST (1600-2200 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention.
Saturday 5 March 2016: All 46 of Kentucky's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky Presidential Caucuses.
Trump: 46 delegates × 82,493 ÷ 225,709 = 16.812 delegates. Round to 17.
Delegates to the national convention are bound for the first ballot. If a candidate dies or withdraws, any delegates bound to that candidate become uncommitted. "Withdrawal shall mean notice in writing by the candidate to the chairman of the Kentucky delegation prior to the first ballot." [KRS 118.641(2)]
Sunday 6 March - Thursday 31 March 2016: Kentucky County Meetings. The County Meetings elect delegates to the District and State Conventions.
Friday 1 April - Tuesday 17 May 2016: Congressional District Conventions. 3 National Convention District Delegates are elected, according to the results of the Presidential Caucuses, in each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts.
Before Wednesday 18 May 2016 (presumably): State Convention. The 25 At-Large National Convention Delegates are according to the results of the Presidential Caucuses.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Kentucky's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
On 9 February 2015, Senator Rand Paul (Republican, Kentucky) asked the Republican Party of Kentucky to hold a Presidential Caucus prior to the May partisan and Presidential primary election. Kentucky does not allow a candidate to appear on the ballot twice and Senator Paul may want to run for President and for re-election in the May primary.
Name of candidate to appear on ballot but once ... No candidate's name shall appear on any voting machine or absentee ballot more than once, except that a candidate's name may appear twice if he is a candidate for a primary or a regular election and also a candidate to fill a vacancy in the same office required .... [Kentucky Revised Statutes 118.405]
7 March 2015: The Republican Party of Kentucky Executive Committee voted unanimously by voice vote to nominate their national convention delegates by Presidential Caucus in 2016. Changing to a caucus would let Rand Paul run for re-election to the U.S. Senate in the Primary and President in the caucus. Such caucuses would be held in March.
... In the year in which the President of the United States shall be elected, all precincts shall hold elections for Party office not earlier than March 1 and not later than March 31. ... [OFFICIAL RULES OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF KENTUCKY ... SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 - 5.03 (a)]
The State Central Committee will meet on 22 August 2015 to formally vote on the proposal.
22 August 2015: The Republican Central Committee votes 111 to 36, to nominate the state's delegates by Caucus in 2016. Rand Paul must provide $250K funding for the caucus in 3 weeks. The change allows Senator Rand Paul (R) to run for President while seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate. Kentucky law forbids a candidate from running for 2 offices in the primary.
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|
|• Kentucky Constitution.|
|• Kentucky Registry of Election Finance|
|• Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections|
|• State Board of Elections|
|• Republican Party of Kentucky|
|Media & others|
|• Bowling Green Daily News|
|• Central Kentucky News-Journal - Campbellsville|
|• Jefferson Review - Louisville|
|• Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro|
|• Page One - Politics in Kentucky|
|• Politics1.com - Kentucky|
|• State Journal - Frankfort|
|• The Advocate Messenger - Danville|
|• The Courier-Journal - Louisville|
|• The Evansville Courier & Press|
|• The Gleaner - Henderson|
|• The Kentucky Post - Covington|
|• The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown|
|• The Ledger Independent - Maysville|
|• The Ledger Independent - Maysville|
|• The News-Enterprise - Elizabethtown|
|• The Paducah Sun - Paducah|
|• The Times Leader - Princeton|
|• The Vermont Cynic|
|• The Winchester Sun|
|• WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville|
|• WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green|
|• WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville|
|• WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington|
|• WTVQ - ABC - Lexington|
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