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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
County Meetings: Monday 16 March - Saturday 28 March 2020
District Conventions: Saturday 4 April - Saturday 25 April 2020
State Convention: Saturday 6 June 2020
Primary (results delayed until 30 June): Tuesday 23 June 2020
46 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 18 re: 6 congressional districts / 3 party / 15 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
16 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, state officials have moved the primaries from 19 May to 23 June. This date is outside the RNC's window, second Saturday in June (13 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.
The deadline for the State Central Committee to decide on a March caucus or a Tuesday 19 May primary was in September. Since the committee did not vote to hold a caucus, the party will participate in the primary.
Official Republican Party of Kentucky Rules Ratified by the RSCC on 2019-6-15. from the Republican Party of Kentucky.
2020 Call To Convention from the Republican Party of Kentucky.
2020 Primary Candidate Filings from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections.
Primary results from a media source.
Primary returns from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections.
Monday 16 March - Saturday 28 March 2020: Kentucky County Meetings. The County Meetings elect delegates to the District and State Conventions.
Saturday 4 April - Saturday 25 April 2020: Congressional District Conventions. 3 National Convention District Delegates are elected in each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts.
Saturday 6 June 2020: State Convention in Somerset. Hours begin at 2:00p EDT (1800 UTC). . The 25 At-Large National Convention Delegates are according to the results of the Presidential Primary.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Kentucky's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
... No candidate's name shall appear on any voting machine or absentee ballot more than once, except that a candidate's name may appear twice if he is a candidate for a primary or a regular election and also a candidate to fill a vacancy in the same office required .... [Kentucky Revised Statutes 118.405]
Tuesday 23 June 2020: Kentucky Primary (results delayed until 30 June). Hours 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.
All 46 of Kentucky's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky Primary (results delayed until 30 June).
Trump: 46 delegates × 371,723 ÷ 371,723 = 46.000 delegates. Round to 46.
Delegates to the national convention are bound for the first ballot. If a candidate dies or withdraws, any delegates bound to that candidate become uncommitted. "Withdrawal shall mean notice in writing by the candidate to the chairman of the Kentucky delegation prior to the first ballot." [KRS 118.641(2)]
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|
|• Kentucky Constitution.|
|• Kentucky Registry of Election Finance|
|• Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections|
|• State Board of Elections|
|• Republican Party of Kentucky|
|Media & others|
|• Bowling Green Daily News|
|• Central Kentucky News-Journal - Campbellsville|
|• Jefferson Review - Louisville|
|• Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro|
|• Page One - Politics in Kentucky|
|• Politics1.com - Kentucky|
|• State Journal - Frankfort|
|• The Advocate Messenger - Danville|
|• The Courier-Journal - Louisville|
|• The Evansville Courier & Press|
|• The Gleaner - Henderson|
|• The Kentucky Post - Covington|
|• The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown|
|• The Ledger Independent - Maysville|
|• The Ledger Independent - Maysville|
|• The News-Enterprise - Elizabethtown|
|• The Paducah Sun - Paducah|
|• The Times Leader - Princeton|
|• The Vermont Cynic|
|• The Winchester Sun|
|• WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville|
|• WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green|
|• WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville|
|• WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington|
|• WTVQ - ABC - Lexington|
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