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Presidential Nominating Process
Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, Conventions: Saturday 6 February - Monday 11 April 2016
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
District Conventions: Wednesday 2 March - Saturday 21 May 2016
State Convention: Saturday 30 April 2016
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor
Trump, Donald John, Sr.17  34.69%17  34.69%
Rubio, Marco A.16  32.65%16  32.65%
Cruz, Rafael Edward "Ted"8  16.33%8  16.33%
Kasich, John Richard5  10.20%5  10.20%
Carson, Benjamin Solomon "Ben", Sr.3   6.12%3   6.12%
Total49 100.00%49 100.00%

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Source: 2016 Virginia Quadrennial Convention.

Source: The Official Guide to the 2016 Republican Nominating Process.


Presidential Primary Information.


If only one candidates meets the filing requirements, that candidate is declared the winner and the primary will not be held. Write-in votes are not allowed in primaries.


Results from
2016 March Republican Presidential Primary Official Results from the Virginia Department of Elections.
New York Times.


   

Saturday 6 February - Monday 11 April 2016: Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, and Conventions:

The election of the actual National Convention delegates (who will be formally pledged according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary) begins with local meetings held in each independent city and county of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The State Party Plan requires each independent city and county Republican Party to hold a Mass Meeting, Party Canvass or Convention to select delegates to the congressional district conventions and state convention and to elect local Party officials.

 

Virgina does not register voters by party. Voters will publicly declare their Party preference and that preference will be publicly recorded.

Tuesday 1 March 2016: Virginia Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p EST (1100-0000 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary
Source: Virginia Department of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Wednesday 27 April 2016.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump, Sr.356,84034.80%
Marco A. Rubio327,91831.98%
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz171,15016.69%
John Richard Kasich97,7849.54%
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.60,2285.87%
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush3,6450.36%
Randal H. "Rand" Paul2,9170.28%
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee1,4580.14%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie1,1020.11%
Carleton Sneed "Carly" Fiorina9140.09%
James Stuart "Jim" Gilmore, III6530.06%
Lindsey Olin Graham4440.04%
Richard John "Rick" Santorum3990.04%
Total1,025,452100.00%
 

Tuesday 1 March 2016: All 49 of Virginia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Virginia Presidential Primary.

  • For each candidate, multiply 49 by the number of votes received by that candidate and divide by the total primary vote. Round to the nearest whole number.
  • In the event that a to few delegates are allocated, the candidate closest to the rounding threshold receives a delegate. In the event that are too many delegates allocated, the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold looses a delegate.

Primary
Source: Virginia Department of Elections.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Wednesday 27 April 2016.

ContestTrumpRubioCruzKasichCarson
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
Statewide1,025,4521,025,45249356,84034.798%17327,91831.978%16171,15016.690%897,7849.536%560,2285.873%3
Total
Delegates
  49  17  16  8  5  3

Trump: 49 delegates × 356,840 ÷ 1,025,452 = 17.051 delegates. Round to 17.
Rubio: 49 delegates × 327,918 ÷ 1,025,452 = 15.669 delegates. Round to 16.
Cruz: 49 delegates × 171,150 ÷ 1,025,452 = 8.178 delegates. Round to 8.
Kasich: 49 delegates × 97,784 ÷ 1,025,452 = 4.672 delegates. Round to 5.
Carson: 49 delegates × 60,228 ÷ 1,025,452 = 2.878 delegates. Round to 3.

All Congressional and At-Large National Convention delegates to are bound for the first ballot at the Republican National Convention.

 

Wednesday 2 March - Saturday 21 May 2016: Congressional District Conventions.

Following the local elections, each of the 11 Congressional Districts will hold a convention and elect three Delegates to the Republican National Convention (who will be pledged according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary).

  • The district convention also nominates a Presidential Elector who would represent the district in the Electoral College if the Republican Presidential nominee carries Virginia on Tuesday 8 November 2016. Only duly elected Delegates representing the independent cities and counties of the congressional district may vote at the congressional district convention.

1st District: 7 May
2nd District: 21 May
3rd District: 7 May
4th District: 21 May
5th District: 14 May
6th District: 21 May
7th District: 21 May
8th District: 7 May
9th District: 9 April
10th District: 16 April
11th District: 14 May

 

Saturday 30 April 2016: The State Convention convenes in Richmond.

13 At-Large National Convention Delegates (all of whom are bound according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary) are elected.

The State Convention chooses 3 party leader delegates (a State Party Chairman is elected; and a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman are nominated) all of whom will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.

  • The State Convention nominates two At-Large Presidential Electors to serve in the Electoral College if the Republican Presidential nominee carries Virginia. Only duly elected Delegates representing the each of the independent cities and counties in Virginia may vote at the State Convention.
 

 

On 27 June 2015, the Virginia Republican Party leadership voted 42-39 with 1 abstention to nominate their delegates by proportional Primary in 2016.

 

Notes

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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