|The Green Papers|
2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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
49 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 33 re: 11 congressional districts / 3 party / 3 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: 2016 Virginia Quadrennial Convention.
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.
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: All 49 of Virginia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Virginia Presidential Primary.
Trump: 49 delegates × 356,840 ÷ 1,025,452 = 17.051 delegates. Round to 17.
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).
1st District: 7 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.
On 27 June 2015, the Virginia Republican Party leadership voted 42-39 with 1 abstention to nominate their delegates by proportional Primary in 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.|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters|
|• Virginia State Board of Elections|
|• Republican Party of Virginia|
|Media & others|
|• Blue Virginia - Arlington|
|• Bristol Herald Courier|
|• Culpeper Star-Exponent|
|• Daily Press: Hampton Roads Daily Press|
|• Danville Register & Bee - Dan River Region|
|• Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville / Henry County|
|• News & Advance - Lynchburg|
|• Politics1.com - Virginia|
|• Richmond Times-Dispatch|
|• Southside Sentinel - Urbanna|
|• Staunton News Leader|
|• The Daily Progress - Charlottesville|
|• The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg|
|• The News Virginian - Waynesboro|
|• The Roanoke Times|
|• The Virginia Public Access Project|
|• The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk|
|• The Winchester Star|
|• Times Community Media (Loudoun Times-Mirror, Fauquier Times-Democrat, Culpeper Times, Gainesville Times)|
|• WWBT - NBC - Richmond|
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