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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
North Carolina Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Conventions: February 2016
County Conventions: March 2016
Primary: Tuesday 15 March 2016
District Conventions: April 2016
State Convention: Thursday 5 May - Sunday 8 May 2016
72 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 39 re: 13 congressional districts / 3 party / 20 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: Primary Sample Ballots from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
15 March 2016 Primary Candidate Listing from the North Carolina Board of Election.
Uncommitted is listed as "No Preference" on the North Carolina ballot.
19 February 2016: Today, the state Legislature voted in a new Congressional map and changed the date of the U.S. House Primaries to Tuesday 7 June 2016. All other primaries will continue to be on Tuesday 15 March. Tbe revised filing period is 16 to 25 March. The Democrats plan to contest the latest map. We are not sure if this will affect the delegate selection plan.
February 2016: Precinct Conventions. The precinct conventions elect delegates to the county conventions [North Carolina Republican Party Plan of Organization. Article II(A)(3)].
March 2016: County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the state District and State conventions [Article III (A)(2)(b)(iii))].
Tuesday 15 March 2016: North Carolina Primary. Polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
Tuesday 15 March 2016: All 72 of North Carolina's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the North Carolina's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegates are bound for the first ballot at the National Convention. After that, they are officially unbound.
April 2016: District Conventions. The 39 National Convention district delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
"In every Presidential Election Year the Congressional District Convention shall elect 3 Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention [Article V (A)(2)(d)].
CD 1: 2 April.
Thursday 5 May - Sunday 8 May 2016: The State Convention. The State Convention elects the 30 National Convention statewide Delegates according to the results of the primary.
In addition, the convention elects the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. The party Chairman, who will also attend the national convention, may be elected at a different time.
HB 373, introduced by state Representatives Riddell, Whitmire, Brockman, and Iler on 26 March 2015, would move the 2016 Partisan and Presidential Primaries to 15 March 2016. The Partisan run-off would be 24 May 2016 (if a run-off is needed for either the United States Senate or the United States House of Representatives) otherwise the run-off would be 3 May 2016. Signed in law by Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory (Republican) on 30 September 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|
|• North Carolina State Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• North Carolina General Assembly|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - House|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - Senate|
|• North Carolina General Statutes|
|• North Carolina House Republicans|
|• North Carolina Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Asheville Citizen-Times|
|• Chapel Hill News|
|• Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune|
|• Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids|
|• Goldsboro News-Argus|
|• Hickory Daily Record|
|• Mooresville Tribune|
|• Mount Olive Tribune|
|• News & Record - Greensboro|
|• NewsLink.org - North Carolina|
|• newsobserver.com - Raleigh - Durham - Cary - Chapel Hill|
|• Politics1.com - North Carolina|
|• Star-News - Wilmington|
|• Statesville Record and Landmark|
|• The Charlotte Observer|
|• The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro|
|• The Daily News - Jacksonville|
|• The Herald-Sun - Durham|
|• The McDowell News|
|• The Morganton News Herald|
|• The New Bern Sun Journal|
|• The Pilot - Southern Pines|
|• The Star - Shelby|
|• Winston-Salem Journal|
|• WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh|
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