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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing deadline: Friday 5 January 2024
County Meetings: Circa March 2024 (date not set)
District Conventions: Monday 1 April - Tuesday 30 April 2024 (presumably)
State Convention: Wednesday 1 May - Friday 31 May 2024 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 21 May 2024
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)46 100.00%46 100.00%46 100.00%
Total46 100.00%46 100.00%46 100.00%

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RPK Rules from the Republican Party of Kentucky.

3 October 2023: The dates of the meetings and conventions will be set in January 2024.

5 January 2024: Presidential candidate filing deadline. The Kentucky Board of Elections will meet on 18 December 2023 for the purpose of nominating those candidates who have qualified for matching federal campaign funds.


   

Circa March 2024 (date not set): Kentucky County Meetings. The County Meetings elect delegates to the District and State Conventions. [Republican Party of Kentucky Rules 7.02]

 

Monday 1 April - Tuesday 30 April 2024 (presumably): Congressional District Conventions. 3 National Convention District Delegates are elected in each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts.

  • CD 1: TBD.
  • CD 2: TBD.
  • CD 3: TBD.
  • CD 4: TBD.
  • CD 5: TBD.
  • CD 6: TBD.
 

Wednesday 1 May - Friday 31 May 2024 (presumably): State Convention in TBD. Hours reportedly begin at 2:00p EDT (1800 UTC). . The 25 At-Large National Convention Delegates are according to the results of the Presidential Primary.

The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Kentucky's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.

 

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.

Kentucky holds closed party primaries. Voters must identify party preference at the time of registration (at least 29 days before the election) to be eligible to vote in the primary election.

... No candidate's name shall appear on any voting machine or absentee ballot more than once, except that a candidate's name may appear twice if he is a candidate for a primary or a regular election and also a candidate to fill a vacancy in the same office required .... [Kentucky Revised Statutes 118.405]

Tuesday 21 May 2024: Kentucky Primary. Hours reportedly 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Ryan L. Binkley  
Ronald Dion "Ron" DeSantis  
Nimarata Randhaw "Nikki" Haley  
Donald John Trump  
Uncommitted  
Total 100.00%
 

All 46 of Kentucky's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky Primary.

  • 46 delegates to the National Convention are to be allocated proportionally among those candidates receiving 15% or more of the statewide Primary vote [Kentucky Revised Statutes 118.641(1)(a)].
    • The proportional delegate allocation shall be rounded to the nearest whole delegate. In the event that a delegate is unallocated due to mathematical rounding, the unallocated delegate vote shall be cast in favor of the candidate closest to the rounding threshold. In the event that delegates are over-allocated due to mathematical rounding, the over-allocated delegate shall be removed from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold. [Official Rules of the Republican Party of Kentucky 9.03(a)]

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
Statewide  46
Total
Delegates
  46

Delegates to the national convention are bound for the first ballot. If a candidate dies or withdraws, any delegates bound to that candidate become uncommitted. "Withdrawal shall mean notice in writing by the candidate to the chairman of the Kentucky delegation prior to the first ballot." [KRS 118.641(2)]

 

Notes

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
  Kentucky Constitution.
Election Authority
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  Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections
  State Board of Elections
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Media & others
  Bowling Green Daily News
  Central Kentucky News-Journal - Campbellsville
  Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro
  Page One - Politics in Kentucky
  Politics1.com - Kentucky
  State Journal - Frankfort
  The Advocate Messenger - Danville
  The Kentucky Post - Covington
  The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The Paducah Sun - Paducah
  The Times Leader - Princeton
  The Vermont Cynic
  The Winchester Sun
  WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville
  WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green
  WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville
  WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington
  WTVQ - ABC - Lexington
 


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  Estimating the Delegate Count  
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Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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