|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates and delegate counts associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.
Presidential Nominating Process
Special Meeting of the County Conventions: Monday 2 March - Friday 27 March 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)
Special District Convention: Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 9 May 2020 (presumably)
40 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 15 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: Party Rules.
Source: Delegate Selection Process.
21 March 2019: Governor Asa Hutchinson (Republican) signed SB 445 which moves the regular and Presidential primaries to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March in Presidential election years.
Monday 2 March - Friday 27 March 2020 (presumably): Each county holds a Special Meeting of the County Convention to elect delegates to the Special District Conventions. The Special Meeting is attended by qualified voters from that county who filed to be a Special Meeting delegate. The qualifying period is TBD.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout. The Arkansas "Preferential Primary Election" is what most states call a "Presidential" and "partisan" primary. The General Primary Election is what most states call a runoff.
Arkansas does not require voters to state their party preference -- the designation is optional. Voters can cast a ballot in the primary of their choice.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): All 40 of Arkansas's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Arkansas Presidential Primary.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Arkansas's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
National Convention Delegates shall remain committed to the Presidential Candidate designated on their filing form through the first ballot unless they are released by their designated Presidential Candidate or their Candidate withdraws.
Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably) - Special District Convention. District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 9 May 2020 (presumably) - State Committee Meeting. At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman shall be elected by the State Committee at the State Committee Meeting called to select delegates ... to the National Convention. [Republican Party of Arkansas Rules Section 7 A.]
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|
|• Arkansas Election Results Website|
|• Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Arkansas General Assembly|
|• Arkansas House of Representatives|
|• Arkansas Senate|
|• The Republican Party of Arkansas|
|Media & others|
|• Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas News Bureau|
|• Arkansas Times - Little Rock|
|• Batesville Daily Guard|
|• Evening Times - West Memphis|
|• KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro|
|• KARK TV - NBC - ArkansasMatters - Little Rock|
|• KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock|
|• KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock|
|• KTHV - CBS - Little Rock|
|• Lynch at Large|
|• Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia|
|• NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville|
|• Pine Bluff Commercial|
|• Politics1.com - Arkansas|
|• Talk Business River Rock Communications|
|• The Arkansas Project|
|• The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home|
|• The Jonesboro Sun|
|• The Leader - Jacksonville|
|• The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville|
|• The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs|
|• The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County|
|• The Times Record - Fort Smith|
|• TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway|
|• Van Buren Press Argus|
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