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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
North Carolina Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Conventions: February 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: March - April 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020
District Conventions: April - May 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Thursday 4 June - Sunday 7 June 2020 (presumably)
71 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 39 re: 13 congressional districts / 3 party / 19 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
SB 655, signed by Governor Roy Cooper (Democratic) on 22 June 2018, moves the Presidential and Statewide Primaries from May to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.
February 2020 (presumably): Precinct Conventions. The precinct conventions elect delegates to the county conventions [North Carolina Republican Party Plan of Organization. Article II(A)(3)].
March - April 2020 (presumably): County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the state District and State conventions [Article III (A)(2)(b)(iii))].
Tuesday 3 March 2020: North Carolina Primary. Hours 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Binding: Combined Selection Statewide: Proportional, District: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
All 71 of North Carolina's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.
39 district delegates, 3 from each of the 13 congressional districts, are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district [ByLaws of the North Carolina Republican Party. Article VIII].
32 (10 at-large, 19 bonus, 3 RNC) delegates are bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide [Article VIII].
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the North Carolina's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegates are bound for the 1st and 2nd ballot at the National Convention. After that, they are officially unbound. However, the delegates shall be bound by the will of the North Carolina Delegation who shall determine how the North Carolina Delegation shall vote. [Article VIII .D.]
April - May 2020 (presumably): District Conventions. The 39 National Convention district delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
"In every Presidential Election Year the Congressional District Convention shall elect 3 Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention [Article V (A)(2)(d)].
CD 1: TBD.
Thursday 4 June - Sunday 7 June 2020 (presumably): The State Convention. The State Convention elects the 29 National Convention statewide Delegates according to the results of the primary.
In addition, the convention elects the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. The party Chairman, who will also attend the national convention, may be elected at a different time.
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|
|• North Carolina State Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• North Carolina General Assembly|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - House|
|• North Carolina General Assembly - Senate|
|• North Carolina General Statutes|
|• North Carolina House Republicans|
|• North Carolina Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Asheville Citizen-Times|
|• Chapel Hill News|
|• Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune|
|• Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids|
|• Goldsboro News-Argus|
|• Hickory Daily Record|
|• Mooresville Tribune|
|• Mount Olive Tribune|
|• News & Record - Greensboro|
|• NewsLink.org - North Carolina|
|• newsobserver.com - Raleigh - Durham - Cary - Chapel Hill|
|• Politics1.com - North Carolina|
|• Star-News - Wilmington|
|• Statesville Record and Landmark|
|• The Charlotte Observer|
|• The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro|
|• The Daily News - Jacksonville|
|• The Herald-Sun - Durham|
|• The McDowell News|
|• The Morganton News Herald|
|• The New Bern Sun Journal|
|• The Pilot - Southern Pines|
|• The Star - Shelby|
|• Winston-Salem Journal|
|• WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh|
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