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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates and delegate counts associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2020 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2024 and labeled "(presumably)" or "Circa".
Rhode Island Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate Statement of Intent: Thursday 28 December - Saturday 30 December 2023
Candidate petition deadline: Thursday 11 January 2024
Primary: Tuesday 2 April 2024 (presumably)
19 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 3 party
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Preliminary: 7 January to 10 January 2024: Presidential candidate filing with the Secretary of State.
HB 6309 / S 1010 moves the Presidential Primary from the last Tuesday in April, 23 April 2024, to 2 April 2024 for 2024 only. On 14 June 2023, the bill was transmitted to the Governor and signed on 19 June.
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. To return to unaffiliated, the voter must sign a disaffiliation form. [RI Delegate Selection Plan Section 1. B.3.]
Tuesday 2 April 2024 (presumably): Rhode Island Primary. Hours reportedly 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% (10%?) 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|
|• Rhode Island State Constitution|
|• Office of the Secretary of State|
|• Rhode Island Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly - House of Representatives|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly - Senate|
|• The State of Rhode Island House of Representatives|
|• The State of Rhode Island Senate|
|• 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 Pawtucket Times|
|• The Westerly Sun|
|• Warren Times Gazette|
|• Warwick Beacon|
|• WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence|
|• WJAR TV - NBC - Providence|
|• WLNE TV - ABC - Providence|
|• Woonsocket Call|
|• WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence|
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