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2024 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 2020 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2024 and labeled "(presumably)" or "Circa".
Presidential Nominating Process
Deadline for political parties to certify participation in primary: Friday 1 December 2023
Candidate filing deadline: Friday 19 January 2024
Primary: Tuesday 19 March 2024 (presumably)
Congressional District Conventions: Circa March - April 2024 (date not set)
State Convention: Circa May 2024 (date not set)
39 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 14 bonus
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New Laws Affecting Political Parties from the Kansas Secretary of State.
Constitution and Bylaws from the Kansas Republican Party.
THE CAUCUS HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE PRIMARY. THE REMAINDER OF THIS DESCRIPTION IS FROM THE 2020 CAUCUS AND WILL BE UPDATED AS THE KANSAS REPUBLICAN PARTY MAKES IT AVAILABLE.
21 April 2023: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (Democratic) signed HB 2053 which states "On March 19, 2024, for each political party that is a recognized political party ... there shall be held a presidential preference primary ... this subsection shall not apply to any ... party ... that has submitted written notice ... on ... December 1, 2023, that such political party has elected to not participate ... [K.S.A. 25-4501a, Sec. 4., (b) (1) (2)]." [HB 2053 page 6].
5 May 2023: The party is considering making this a winner-take-all primary. "Your KSGOP leadership team is working hard to execute this process with precision. Moving the state of Kansas to a winner takes all Presidential Preference Primary has created the interest I desired from folks across America. While Kansas is a relatively low population state, this change has elevated our profile such that national news outlets and candidates are taking notice. " [Friday File, kansas.gop]
Tuesday 19 March 2024 (presumably): Kansas Primary. Hours reportedly 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC). For practical purposes, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM local time on Election Day. Technically, in the Central time zone, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 6 AM local time and close them no later than 8 PM. In the Mountain time zone, polling places open at 6 AM and close at 6 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 5 AM local time and close them no later than 7 PM. Delegate Binding: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary..
On 21 April 2023, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (Democratic) signed HB 2053 which states "On March 19, 2024, for each political party that is a recognized political party ... there shall be held a presidential preference primary ... [K.S.A. 25-4501a, Sec. 4., (b) (1) (2)]." [HB 2053 page 6].
For a candidate to gain access to the KSGOP caucus ballot a Republican Presidential candidate must be registered as Republican Presidential candidate with the Federal Election Commission, file a declaration of candidacy with the Kansas Republican Party, and pay a filing fee of $15,000. "Uncommitted" appears on the ballot. Write ins are not allowed. [KANSAS GOP PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE CAUCUS AND DELEGATE SELECTION PLAN for the 2016 Republican National Convention Section III. 1. and 2.]
Participation in the Presidential Preference Caucus is open to registered Republicans. [Section II. 2. A.] Participants may vote in the caucus of their choosing held in the Congressional district in which they reside. [Section II. 2. D.]
Tuesday 19 March 2024 (presumably): All 39 of Kansas' delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Precinct Caucuses. [Section II. 1.] Each voter casts 1 ballot for the candidate of his or her choice. [Section IV. 2. B.]
National Convention Delegates are bound unless released by the candidate. [Section VI. 1., 2.D., and 3.]
3 National Convention District Delegates are elected in each of the state's 4 Congressional Districts according to the results of the Caucuses.
CD 1: TBD
Circa May 2024 (date not set): State Convention and State Party Committee Meeting. 24 At-Large National Convention Delegates are elected according to the results of the Caucuses. [Section V. 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.
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