|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Special Meeting of the County Conventions: Monday 9 March - Friday 10 April 2020
Special District Convention: Saturday 2 May 2020
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 30 May 2020
40 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 15 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Source: Party Rules from The Republican Party of Arkansas.
Source: Delegate Selection Process from The Republican Party of Arkansas.
2020 Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan General Election from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.
3 March 2020 Preferential Primary Returns from the Arkansas State Board of Elections.
21 March 2019: Governor Asa Hutchinson (Republican) signed SB 445 which moves the regular and Presidential primaries to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March in Presidential election years.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout. The Arkansas "Preferential Primary Election" is what most states call a "Presidential" and "partisan" primary. The General Primary Election is what most states call a runoff.
Arkansas does not require voters to state their party preference -- the designation is optional. Voters can cast a ballot in the primary of their choice.
All 40 of Arkansas's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Arkansas Presidential Primary.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Arkansas's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.
National Convention Delegates shall remain committed to the Presidential Candidate designated on their filing form through the first ballot unless they are released by their designated Presidential Candidate or their Candidate withdraws.
Monday 9 March - Friday 10 April 2020: Each county holds a Special Meeting of the County Convention to elect delegates to the Special District Conventions. The Special Meeting is attended by qualified voters from that county who filed to be a Special Meeting delegate. The qualifying period ends 11 November 2019.
Saturday 2 May 2020 - Special District Convention. District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 30 May 2020 - State Committee Meeting. At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman shall be elected by the State Committee at the State Committee Meeting called to select delegates ... to the National Convention. [Republican Party of Arkansas Rules Section 7 A.]
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|
|• The Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874|
|• Arkansas Election Results Website|
|• Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Arkansas General Assembly|
|• Arkansas House of Representatives|
|• Arkansas Senate|
|• The Republican Party of Arkansas|
|Media & others|
|• Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas News Bureau|
|• Arkansas Times - Little Rock|
|• Batesville Daily Guard|
|• Evening Times - West Memphis|
|• KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro|
|• KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock|
|• KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock|
|• KTHV - CBS - Little Rock|
|• Lynch at Large|
|• Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia|
|• Pine Bluff Commercial|
|• Politics1.com - Arkansas|
|• Talk Business River Rock Communications|
|• The Arkansas Project|
|• The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home|
|• The Jonesboro Sun|
|• The Leader - Jacksonville|
|• The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville|
|• The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs|
|• The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County|
|• The Times Record - Fort Smith|
|• TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway|
|• Van Buren Press Argus|
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