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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Rhode Island Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2020
19 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 3 party
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15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials have reminded voters that they may vote by absentee ballot.
23 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Gina Raimondo issued an Executive Order moving Rhode Island's Presidential Preference Primary from 28 April to 2 June.
Upcoming Elections from the Rhode Island Board of Elections.
Participation in Rhode Island's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Republicans. Registered Republicans and unaffiliated voters may participate in the primary election. Unaffiliated voters become affiliated with the Republican Party by voting in the Republican Primary. [RI Delegate Selection Plan Section 1. B.3.]
Tuesday 2 June 2020: Rhode Island Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to as late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.
All 19 Rhode Island delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to the presidential contenders in today's Rhode Island primary. If a candidate receives 50% or more of the statewide vote, that candidate receives all 19 delegates. Otherwise, the 19 delegates are bound proportionally to those candidates receiving 20% or more of the statewide vote. We do not have the rounding rules.
The name of each delegate along with their Presidential preference is listed on the primary ballot. The highest vote-getters become National Convention Delegates and alternates (up to the number won by the Presidential candidate) [Article III Rule 3.04 and 3.05].
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Rhode Island's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
All Delegates elected under a Presidential candidate shall be required to vote for such Presidential candidate at the National Convention. Pledged Delegates may only be released ... By act of the Presidential candidate ... or ... After the first ballot .... [Article IV Rules 4.02, 4.02A, 4.02B]
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|
|• Office of the Secretary of State|
|• Rhode Island Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly|
|• Rhode Island Republicans|
|Media & others|
|• Anchor Rising|
|• College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence|
|• East Bay Newspapers|
|• Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence|
|• Politics1.com - Rhode Island|
|• Providence Business News|
|• Providence Daily Dose|
|• Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence|
|• Rhode Island's Future|
|• RICentral - Wakefield|
|• The Newport Daily News|
|• The Pawtucket Times|
|• The Providence Journal|
|• The Valley Breeze - Cumberland|
|• The Westerly Sun|
|• Warren Times Gazette|
|• Warwick Beacon|
|• WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence|
|• WJAR TV - NBC - Providence|
|• WLNE TV - ABC - Providence|
|• Woonsocket Call|
|• WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence|
|• WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence|
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