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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Caucuses: Tuesday 23 February 2016
County Conventions: Saturday 12 March - Saturday 2 April 2016 (presumably)
State Convention: Friday 13 May - Sunday 15 May 2016
30 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 5 bonus
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Source: Nevada 2016 Presidential Caucus.
On 30 April 2016, Ben Carson released his 2 Nevada delegates. The delegates are now being shown as "Uncommitted" in our soft count. Source: 3 May 2016 Carson releases Nevada delegates from The Hill.
Only registered Republicans in Nevada are already eligible to participate in the caucuses [Section 1.3]. Neither "write-in" ballots nor a "none of the above" option shall be permitted [Section 2.1 b].
Tuesday 23 February 2016: Republican Party Precinct Caucuses meet. Each Precinct Caucus casts votes for Presidential candidates by secret ballot and chooses the precinct's delegates to the County Conventions. Caucuses will take place between 5p and 9p PST. Absentee ballots are permitted [Section 4]. The delegates to the County Conventions are not bound by the Presidential vote.
Trump: 30 × 34,531 ÷ 74,878 = 13.835 delegates. Round down to 13 delegates. 17 delegates remain.
Nevada's delegates are bound for the 1st ballot at the National Convention [Standing Rules 5.1]. National Delegates bound to any candidate who withdraws, suspends, or otherwise discontinues their campaign at any time following the Nevada Republican Convention but prior to the Republican National Convention are released from their commitment [Standing Rules 5.4]. Presidential candidates may elect to either affirm the binding of their delegates, release the binding obligation, or proportionally reallocate their delegates to the remaining candidates based on the results of the Presidential Preference Poll [Standing Rules 5.3].
If one candidate wins all of the National Delegates, the chairman will attend the National Convention unbound [Standing Rules 5.2].
Saturday 12 March - Saturday 2 April 2016 (presumably): Republican Party County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Republican Convention.
Friday 13 May - Sunday 15 May 2016: The Nevada State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention meets to choose delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses. National Convention District Delegates are elected by the Convention Delegates from each such congressional district [Standing Rules 3.2]. National Convention At-Large Delegates are elected by the Convention delegates as a whole [Standing Rules 3.3]. Note: The bindings are recalculated to exclude candidates who suspended their campaigns.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Nevada's Republican Party, will attend the convention by virtue of their position bound to their preferred presidential candidate [Standing Rules 4.2]. If one candidate wins all of the National Delegates, the chairman will attend the National Convention unbound [Standing Rules 5.2].
National Convention Delegates:
AB 302, introduced by Assemblymen John Hambrick (Republican) and Stephen Silberkraus (Republican) on 13 March 2015, would move the parisan primary and create a concurrent state Presidential primary on the Tuesday immediately preceding the last Tuesday in January (19 January 2016). The partisan primary is currently scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday in June (14 June 2016).
SB 421, introduced on 22 March 2015 by the Legislative Operations and Elections, is similar to AB302 but would set the primary date to the last Tuesday in February. 1 June 2015: The legislature adjourns without acting on this bill.
On 29 August 2015 the Nevada Republican Central Committee set the date for the Presidential Caucus to 23 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|
|• Clark County Election Department|
|• Nevada Secretary of State|
|• Nevada Secretary of State - Silver State Election|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
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|• KTNV TV - ABC - Las Vegas|
|• KTVN TV - CBS - Reno|
|• Las Vegas Sun|
|• Muth's Truths - Las Vegas|
|• Politics1.com - Nevada|
|• Reno Gazette-Journal|
|• The Nevada Independent - Las Vegas|
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