This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Tuesday 7 June 2016: New Jersey Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-All Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
Tuesday 7 June 2016: All of New Jersey's 51 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to a presidential contender in today's New Jersey Presidential Primary.
- 51 delegates are bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide. [Rules Governing the selection and allocation of delegates to the Republican National Convention. Rule 5(B)(3)]
- The delegate candidates appear on the ballot as a slate on the same ballot line, column or row as that of their respective presidential candidate.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the New Jersey's Republican Party, will by virtue of their position, attend the convention pledged to the winner of the primary. [Rule 5(B)(3)]
"All delegates ... committed to a particular candidates ... shall be obligated and required to cast their vote for the candidates at the first vote ... at the Republican National Convention. In the event any candidates ... declines to participate ... or makes known publically that he/she no longer seeks the nomination ... New Jersey's delegates ... shall no longer be ... committed to any candidate. ... Any delegates ... who fails or refused to act in accordance with their ... commitment ... shall to subject to censure ...." [Rules 6 and 7]