|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates 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.
North Carolina Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Conventions: February 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: April 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Thursday 7 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably)
71 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 39 re: 13 congressional districts / 3 party / 19 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
SB 655 would move the date of the Presidential and Statewide Primaries from 15 March 2016 to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March. In 2016, the Legislature specified the exact date.
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 2020 (presumably): County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the state District and State conventions [Article III (A)(2)(b)(iii))].
April 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.
In 2016, the state Legislature passed a law setting the primary date to Tuesday 15 March 2016. As of this writing, we are using the "Tuesday after the first Monday in May" from NCGA General Statutes - Chapter § 163‑213.2.
Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably): North Carolina Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m. Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably): 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.
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 first ballot at the National Convention. After that, they are officially unbound.
Thursday 7 May - Sunday 10 May 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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