|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 8 March 2016
County Conventions: Tuesday 22 March 2016
Congressional District Caucuses / State Convention: Friday 8 April - Saturday 9 April 2016
59 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 42 re: 14 congressional districts / 3 party / 4 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Any Michigan Republican is eligible to participate in the primary. A registered voter declares her or his party designation by selecting a Republican ballot at the polls. The voter's choice becomes public information.
Tuesday 8 March 2016: Michigan Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) / 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC) / 8:00p CST (0200 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET, when the networks feel they can project. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Tuesday 8 March 2016: All 59 of Michigan's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Michigan Presidential Primary.
Trump: 59 delegates × 483,753 ÷ 1,131,485 = 25.225 delegates. Round to 25.
Delegate binding: Delegates are bound to their Presidential preference through the first ballot at the Republican National Convention. Delegates may not amend their Preference unless released from that commitment. Delegates become officially uncommitted if their Presidential candidate withdraws from contention as a Republican candidate for President of the United States, suspends his or her campaign, endorses another candidate for President of the United States, seeks the nomination of a political party other than the Republican Party for any political office.
Tuesday 22 March 2016: County Conventions
Precinct delegates elected to the County Conventions elect delegates to the State Convention. This step is not formally related to Presidential Preference.
Friday 8 April - Saturday 9 April 2016: Congressional District Caucuses and State Convention. The primary determines the binding of the Michigan's delegates. The State Convention elects individuals to fill the delegates positions.
National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary. State Convention delegates meet in Congressional District caucuses at 7p EDT on Friday. Each of the 14 Congressional District caucuses elects 3 National Convention delegates according to the results of the primary. The procedure for distributing Congressional District delegates in each CD is as follows:
The State Convention delegates vote on a slate of 14 at-large delegates as proposed by the Credentials Committee. Note: The Presidential preferences or binding of the (CD plus at-large) delegates must add up to the statewide Presidential preferences or binding as determined by the 8 March primary.
In addition, the State Convention elects the National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman. These individuals, along with the chairman of the Michigan's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
22 September 2014: The Michigan Republican Party's Policy Committee recommends 15 March 2016 as the date of the primary. The delegate allocation are changed too. If a candidate receives more that 50% of the vote statewide, that candidate receives all of the state's delegates. Otherwise, the district allocation is winner take all by CD and the at-large statewide delegates are allocated proportionally. 1 October 2015 update: Michigan decided not to use the 50% threshold to win all the delegates. [We made a phone call to the party].
SB 44 and SB 45 were introduced on 28 January 2015 by state Senator David B. Robertson (Republican) and signed by Governor Rick Snyder (Republican) on 20 February 2015. The bill changes the date of the Michigan Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in February (23 February 2016) to the 2nd Tuesday in March (8 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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OF 1963|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1835|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1850|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1908|
|• Michigan Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Michigan House of Representatives|
|• Michigan Legislature|
|• Michigan Senate|
|• Michigan House Republicans|
|• The Michigan Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Ann Arbor News|
|• Battle Creek Enquirer|
|• C & G Newspapers - Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties|
|• Cheboygan Daily Tribune|
|• Deadline Detroit|
|• Detroit Free Press|
|• Detroit News|
|• Gongwer News Service|
|• Grand Rapids Press|
|• Grassroots in Michigan|
|• Hometown Newspapers - Oakland, Livingston, Wayne, and Macomb Counties|
|• Huron Daily Tribune - Bad Axe|
|• Kalamazoo Gazette|
|• Lansing State Journal|
|• Leader Publications - Dowagiac - Niles|
|• Macomb Daily|
|• MichiganVotes.org - Mackinac Center Michigan Legislature|
|• Midland Daily News|
|• Monroe Evening News|
|• Muskegon Chronicle|
|• Politics1.com - Michigan|
|• Right Michigan|
|• Sentinel-Standard - Ionia|
|• Sturgis Journal|
|• The Alpena News|
|• The Bay City Times|
|• The Daily Telegram - Adrian|
|• The Flint Journal|
|• The Herald-Palladium - St. Joseph - Benton Harbor|
|• The Independent - Dundee|
|• The Jackson Citizen Patriot|
|• The News-Herald-Heritage - Wayne County|
|• The Oakland Press - Pontiac|
|• The Saginaw News|
|• The Voice - New Baltimore|
|• WDIV TV - NBC - Detroit|
|• WJBK TV - FOX - Detroit|
|• WLNS TV - CBS - Lansing|
|• WNEM - Bay City - Saginaw - Midland - Flint|
|• WOOD AM - Grand Rapids|
|• WOOD TV - NBC - Grand Rapids|
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