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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate informs party's Executive Committee of intent to run: Wednesday 1 November - Sunday 12 November 2023
Party provides list of generally recognized candidates to Secretary of State: Monday 8 January - Friday 12 January 2024 (presumably)
Precinct Mass Meetings [in counties with populations over 80,000]: Circa February 2024 (date not set)
Primary: Tuesday 12 March 2024
Precinct Mass Meetings: Circa March 2024 (date not set)
County Conventions: Circa March 2024 (date not set)
District Conventions: Saturday 20 April 2024
State Convention: Friday 17 May - Saturday 18 May 2024
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Trump, Donald John59 100.00% 59 100.00%59 100.00%
Total59 100.00% 59 100.00%59 100.00%

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Georgia Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Georgia State and Local Government

 
 

State Party Rules from the Georgia Republican Party.

15 November 2023: Georgia Republican Party Announces Presidential Primary Candidates for 2024 Election.

List of Names to Appear on the Presidential Preference Primary from the Georgia Secretary of State's Office


   

Circa February 2024 (date not set): Precinct Mass Meetings are held to elect delegates to the County Conventions.

These Mass Meetings are for counties with populations over 80,000 (Such counties operating under Rule 9.2[A] of the Rules of the Georgia Republican Party may choose one day on which to hold these Mass Meetings throughout said county.

 

The date of the primary will be set by the Georgia Secretary of State who has the discretion to set it between 1 December 2023 and 11 June 2024. The decision must be made no later than 1 December 2023.

Georgia does not register voters by party. Voters publicly declare party preference when they request a primary ballot or Presidential Preference Primary ballot. Records showing the voters' choice are public record.

Tuesday 12 March 2024: Georgia Primary. Hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC). Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.
Estimate updated 16 March 2024 01:15p EDT with about 100% of the vote in.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump497,72084.49%
Nimarata Randhaw "Nikki" Haley77,88313.22%
Ronald Dion "Ron" DeSantis7,4531.27%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie2,0540.35%
Timothy E. "Tim" Scott1,4020.24%
Vivek Ganapathy Ramaswamy1,2460.21%
William Asa "Asa" Hutchinson, II3850.07%
Ryan L. Binkley3810.06%
David James Stuckenberg2470.04%
Douglas James "Doug" Burgum1640.03%
Perry Johnson1370.02%
Total589,072100.00%
 

All 59 of Georgia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary. There are 2 possible formulas used to allocate Georgia delegates-- if the Presidential Primary is prior to 15 March use the math described in Rules of the Georgia Republican Party 7.3(C), as it is in 2024; if the Primary is on or after 15 March, as it is in 2020, use 7.3(B).

  • 42 district delegates bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 14 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the candidate with the most votes (plurality) receives 2 delegates and the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes receives 1 delegate. [Rules of the Georgia Republican Party. 7.3(C)(3)]
  • 17 statewide delegates (10 base at-large, 4 bonus, plus 3 RNC delegates) are bound to presidential contenders according to the statewide vote. A mandatory 20% threshold is required for a presidential contender to receive National Convention delegates. No State at large Delegate shall be allocated to any candidate who receives 20% or less of the vote in the Primary. [Rules of the Georgia Republican Party. 7.3(C)(1)]
    • For each candidate receiving the threshold or more of the vote, delegates = [the number of votes received by that candidate] × [14 statewide delegates] ÷ [the statewide vote for those candidates receiving the threshold or more]. Each candidate receives the whole number of delegates (that is, round down to the whole number). If delegates remain, award the slots to the candidate(s) (who received the threshold or more) proportionally. [Rules of the Georgia Republican Party. 7.3(B)(4)]
    • The 3 RNC party leader delegates, the National Committeeman, National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Georgia's Republican Party are allocated with the At-Large delegates. They are, however, bound to the candidate receiving the most votes statewide. [Rules of the Georgia Republican Party. 7.3(C)(4)]
 

Primary
Estimate updated 16 March 2024 01:15p EDT with about 100% of the vote in.

ContestTrumpHaley
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
DelPop
Vote
%DelPop
Vote
%Del
CD143,37043,370337,19885.769%35,34812.331% 
CD235,23935,239331,87890.462%32,6757.591% 
CD358,97858,978352,05588.262%35,7119.683% 
CD416,25116,251311,10268.316%34,58028.183% 
CD517,51917,519310,33959.016%36,54737.371% 
CD643,42343,423333,52677.208%38,66719.959% 
CD722,79522,795317,64577.407%34,45219.531% 
CD847,94447,944343,92591.617%33,1616.593% 
CD965,17265,172356,40186.542%37,53611.563% 
CD1055,64555,645348,43187.036%35,98710.759% 
CD1155,71355,713345,34081.381%38,85715.898% 
CD1245,28445,284339,89288.093%34,62010.202% 
CD1321,99421,994316,99877.285%34,33419.705% 
CD1459,16759,167352,47688.691%35,4219.162% 
Statewide588,494497,20614497,206100.000%1477,896  
RNC588,494588,4943497,20684.488%377,89613.236% 
Total
Delegates
  59  59   

Allocate the statewide delegates to those candidates meeting the 20% threshold.
Trump: 100.000% of 14 delegates = 14.000 round down to 14. Carry forward: 0.

Georgia Code § 21-2-193 requires the Executive Committee of both state parties to submit a list of candidates to appear on the presidential ballot.

Georgia Code § 21-2-196: "... a delegate or ... shall file a qualification oath ... pledging support ... to the candidate ... for the office of President ... for whom they are selected to support. The oath shall state that the delegate ... affirms to support such candidate until the candidate is either nominated ... or receives less than 35 percent of the votes for nomination ..., or until the candidate releases the delegates.... No delegate shall be required to vote for such candidate after two convention nominating ballots..."

Georgia Code § 21-2-197: "Any delegate to a national convention whose presidential candidate withdraws ... shall be an unpledged delegate ..."

 

Circa March 2024 (date not set): Precinct Mass Meetings are held to elect delegates to the County Conventions, County Conventions which- in turn- are held on the same date.

These Mass Meetings are for counties with populations 80,000 and under (Such counties operating under Rule 9.2[A] of the Rules of the Georgia Republican Party may choose one day on which to hold these Mass Meetings throughout said county; in addition, the County Convention may be held on the same day as these Mass Meetings in such counties).

 

Circa March 2024 (date not set): County Conventions meet to elect Delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions (in Counties with a population over 80,000 [see below re: Precinct Mass Meetings and County Conventions in Counties with populations 80,000 and under]).

 

Saturday 20 April 2024. Congressional District Conventions meet in each Congressional Districts to elect the National Convention District Delegates according to the results of the Presidential Preference Primary. Hours reportedly begin at 10:00a EDT (1400 UTC).

 

Friday 17 May - Saturday 18 May 2024. The State Convention meets in Cobb County to elect 14 At-Large Delegates to National Convention plus the National Commiteeman and National Committeewoman according to the results of the Presidential Preference Primary.

In Presidential Election Years, the State Convention shall elect the National Commiteeman and National Committeewoman and Delegates at Large ... to the Republican National Convention in accordance with Rule 7.3. [Rules 7.1]

 

2 December 2022: The Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee recommended a "pre-window" start date of Tuesday 13 February 2024. This date conflicts with Republican Party rules.

4 May 2023: Media reports state Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger plans to announce his decision to hold the Georgia presidential primary on 12 March 2024.

 

Notes

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.

 

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