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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
State Committee Meeting: Tuesday 26 May 2020
Primary: Tuesday 11 August 2020
28 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 15 re: 5 congressional districts / 3 party
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13 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill has asked Governor Ned Lamont to order that the state permit voters to request absentee ballots.
20 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont in coordination with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced that the Presidential Primaries are rescheduled again from 2 June to 11 August. This date is outside the RNC's window, second Saturday in June (13 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.
Rules and Bylaws from the Connecticut Republican State Central Committee.
April 28, 2020 Presidential Preference Calendar from the Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State.
Tuesday 26 May 2020: State Committee Meeting. Presidential candidates submit slates of registered Republicans to serve as National Convention Delegates according to the results of the primary. The slates require the approval of the State Committee [Section 17. (d)]. If delegates are awarded to uncommitted, the delegates are chosen by the state party chairman. [Section 17(h)]
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Any elector enrolled as a member of the Republican Party shall be eligible to vote in primaries ... [Connecticut Republican State Central Committee Rules and Bylaws. Article V, Section 1. (a)]
25 of Connecticut's 28 delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Connecticut Presidential Primary. [Article I, Section 17]
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Connecticut's Republican Party, will by virtue of their position, attend the convention as pledged delegates.
The delegates ... shall be committed ... unless released by the candidate, shall vote for the candidate on the first ballot, and shall not change their vote during the course of that ballot. [Article I, Section 17 (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|
|• Secretary of State of Connecticut|
|• State Elections Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Connecticut General Assembly|
|• Connecticut House Republicans|
|• Connecticut State Senate Democrats|
|• Connecticut Republicans|
|• Connecticut Senate Republicans|
|Media & others|
|• Bristol Press|
|• Capitol Report - Connecticut|
|• Connecticut Journal - Moodus|
|• Connecticut Political Watch|
|• Darien News-Review|
|• Fairfield Citizen|
|• Greenwich Time|
|• Hartford Courant|
|• Journal Inquirer - Manchester|
|• New Britain Herald|
|• New Haven Register|
|• Norwich Bulletin|
|• Politics1.com - Connecticut|
|• Republican-American - Waterbury|
|• The Advocate - Stamford|
|• The Connecticut Post - Bridgeport|
|• The Day - New London|
|• The Middletown Press|
|• The News-Times - Danbury|
|• The Record-Journal - Meriden|
|• The Register Citizen - Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield|
|• WFSB TV - CBS - Hartford|
|• WTIC TV - FOX - Hartford|
|• WTNH TV - UPN - New Haven|
|• WVIT TV - NBC - New Haven|
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