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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Hampshire Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 9 February 2016
23 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 3 party / 4 bonus
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22 February 2016: NHGOP Announces Certified Delegate Allocations.
Tuesday 9 February 2016: New Hampshire Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM EDT by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection. Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
Tuesday 9 February 2016: All 23 of New Hampshire's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire Primary.
Trump: 35.232% of 23 = 8.103. Rounds to 8 delegates. Remaining 15.
Prior to the primary, each Presidential candidate submits a list of delegate candidates to the New Hampshire Secretary of State. After the primary, the Secretary of State notifies each Presidential candidate indicating the number of delegates he/she has won. Each candidate has 10 days to designate which delegate candidates will become National Convention delegates [659.93].
Each presidential candidate ... shall file with the secretary of state ... the names and addresses ... of the delegates ... who shall represent the candidate as his or her delegation to the national convention. [RSA 655:50]
If a presidential candidate has received a share of the delegates as a result of the presidential primary but withdraws as a presidential candidate at any time prior to the convention, his pledged delegates shall be released by the candidate and each delegate is free to support any candidate of his political party who may be his choice as a candidate for president. [RSA 659:93 VI]
"...I pledge myself, if selected as delegate or alternate delegate to said convention, whenever I shall vote, to vote for the nomination of ________________________ as candidate for said party for president so long as he shall be a candidate before said convention." [Certificate of Delegate/Alternate Delegate Selected for the National Convention]
In addition, the 3 party leader delegates, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the New Hampshire's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
National Committeeman and Committeewoman [Bylaws of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, Article III]
Date of Presidential Primary [RSA 653:9]:
On 17 December 2015, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner set the state's Presidential Primary for Tuesday 9 February 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.|
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• State Constitution|
|• New Hampshire Secretary of State|
|• Secretary of State's Election Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• New Hampshire General Court|
|• New Hampshire Republican State Committee|
|Media & others|
|• Concord Monitor - Concord|
|• Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover|
|• Granite State News|
|• New Hampshire Business Review|
|• New Hampshire Gazette|
|• New Hampshire Public Radio|
|• New Hampshire Public Television|
|• Newhampsire.com (The Union Leader)|
|• NH Journal|
|• NH1 - Concord|
|• Politics1.com - New Hampshire|
|• Seacoastonline.com - Seacoast Newspapers|
|• The Cabinet Press - Bedford - Hollis - Merrimack - Milford|
|• The Telegraph - Nashua|
|• The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News|
|• WMUR TV - ABC - Manchester - Portsmouth|
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