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2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Mass Meetings [in counties with populations over 80,000]: Thursday 11 February - Saturday 20 February 2016
Primary: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Precinct Mass Meetings: Thursday 10 March - Saturday 19 March 2016
County Conventions: Saturday 19 March 2016
District Conventions: Saturday 16 April 2016
State Convention: Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June 2016
76 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 42 re: 14 congressional districts / 3 party / 21 bonus
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Source: March 1, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Qualified Candidates from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Thursday 11 February - Saturday 20 February 2016: 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 from Thursday 11 February to Saturday 20 February on which to hold these Mass Meetings throughout said county).
Tuesday 1 March 2016: All 76 of Georgia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.
Allocate the statewide delegates to those candidates meeting the 20% threshold:
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 ..."
Thursday 10 March - Saturday 19 March 2016: Precinct Mass Meetings are held to elect delegates to the County Conventions, County Conventions which- in turn- are held on the same date. The date indicated is the default date (see below).
These Mass Meetings are for counties with populations 80,000 and under (Such counties operating under Rule 9.2[B] of the Rules of the Georgia Republican Party may choose one day from Thursday 10 March to Saturday 19 March 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).
Saturday 19 March 2016: 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 16 April 2016. Congressional District Conventions meet in each Congressional Districts to elect the National Convention District Delegates according to the results of the Presidential Preference Primary.
Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June 2016. The State Convention meet to elect 31 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]
The 2016 Presidential Preference Primary will be held on "a date selected by the Secretary of State which shall not be later than the 2nd Tuesday in June .... The Secretary of State shall select such date no later than December 1 ...." (Official Code of GA 21-2-191)
On 3 September 2015, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (Republican) set the date of the Presidential Preference Primary to 1 March 2016.
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|
|• State Constitution of Georgia|
|• Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office|
|• Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Georgia General Assembly|
|• Georgia House Republican Caucus|
|• Georgia Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Athens Banner-Herald|
|• Atlanta Journal-Constitution|
|• Barnesville Herald-Gazette|
|• Georgia Politics Unfiltered|
|• Gwinnett Daily Post - Lawrenceville|
|• LaGrange Daily News|
|• MainStreetNews.com - Northeast Georgia|
|• NewsLink.org - Georgia|
|• Northwest Georgia News - Rome|
|• PoliticalVine.com - Marietta|
|• Politics1.com - Georgia|
|• Savannah Morning News|
|• The Augusta Chronicle|
|• The Citizen - Fayetteville|
|• The Daily Tribune News - Cartersville|
|• The Times-Herald - Newnan|
|• WAGA TV - FOX - Atlanta|
|• Waycross Journal-Herald|
|• WGCL TV - CBS - Atlanta|
|• WSB TV - Atlanta|
|• WXIA TV - NBC - Atlanta|
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