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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Rhode Island Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 26 April 2016
19 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 3 party
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Polling hours from the Rhode Island Secretary of State.
Participation in Rhode Island's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Republicans. Registered Republicans and unaffiliated voters may participate in the primary election. Unaffiliated voters become affiliated with the Republican Party by voting in the Republican Primary. [RI Delegate Selection Plan Section 1. B.3.]
Tuesday 26 April 2016: Rhode Island Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to as late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries. Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
Tuesday 26 April 2016: All 19 Rhode Island delegates to the Republican National Convention are proportionally bound to the presidential contenders in today's Rhode Island primary. A mandatory 10% threshold of the statewide vote is required in order for a presidential contender to receive delegates. [Article III Rule 3.02]
This is what we are doing: For the CD delegates-- If only 1 candidate receives 10%+, 3 delegates to the winner; if only 2 candidates receive 10%+, 2 for the 1st place, 1 for 2nd place; if more than 2 receive 10%+, 1 each for the top 3. For the 13 statewide delegates-- For the candidates receiving 10%+ of the total statewide vote, multiply 10 by the candidate's vote and divide by the statewide vote for those candidates receiving 10%+. Round to the nearest whole number. If too few statewide delegates are allocated, assign the remaining delegates to the highest vote getter. If too many statewide delegates are allocated, subtract them from the candidate who met the threshold but had the fewest of votes.
CD1: 3 candidates @ 10%+. 1 delegate each for Trump, Kasich, Cruz.
The name of each delegate along with their Presidential preference is listed on the primary ballot. The highest vote-getters become National Convention Delegates and alternates (up to the number won by the Presidential candidate) [Article III Rule 3.04 and 3.05].
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Rhode Island's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
All Delegates elected under a Presidential candidate shall be required to vote for such Presidential candidate at the National Convention. Pledged Delegates may only be released ... By act of the Presidential candidate ... or ... After the first ballot .... [Article IV Rules 4.02, 4.02A, 4.02B]
House Bill 6054 introduced Representative Brian C. Newberry (Republican) on 9 April 2015, would move the Presidential Primary from the 4th Tuesday in April to the 4th Tuesday in March.
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|
|• Office of the Secretary of State|
|• Rhode Island Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly|
|• Rhode Island Republicans|
|Media & others|
|• Anchor Rising|
|• College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence|
|• East Bay Newspapers|
|• Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence|
|• Politics1.com - Rhode Island|
|• Providence Business News|
|• Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence|
|• Rhode Island's Future|
|• RICentral - Wakefield|
|• The Newport Daily News|
|• The Pawtucket Times|
|• The Providence Journal|
|• The Valley Breeze - Cumberland|
|• The Westerly Sun|
|• Warren Times Gazette|
|• Warwick Beacon|
|• WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence|
|• WJAR TV - NBC - Providence|
|• Woonsocket Call|
|• WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence|
|• WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence|
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