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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing on or before - $20,000 fee: Saturday 30 September 2023
Candidate filing - $50,000 fee: Sunday 1 October 2023 - Monday 1 January 2024
Territorial Caucus: Thursday 8 February 2024
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
Trump, Donald John1 100.00%3 100.00%4 100.00%4 100.00%
Total1 100.00%3 100.00%4 100.00%4 100.00%

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2024 Virgin Islands Republican Caucus from the Republican Party of the USVI.

Presidential filing: On or before 30 September 2023 ($20,000 fee), 1 October 2023 - 1 January 2024 ($50,000 fee).

8 November 2023: V.I. Republicans Oust Party Leaders in Fight Over Caucus Plans from The St. Thomas Source.

"Because the caucus will be held prior to March 15, the Virgin Islands is required to allocate delegates to presidential candidates proportionally. RNC Rule No. 16(c)(2). Proportional allocation must be based on the number of votes cast in proportion to the number of votes received by each candidate. RNC Rule No. 16(c)(3). A ranked-choice voting scheme in which votes are redistributed until a candidate is awarded over 50% does not qualify as proportional..."
"As submitted, the Virgin Islands Rule No. 16(f) filing will result in the size of the delegation being reduced from 9 delegates to 4 delegates.... At the national convention, the 4 delegate votes will be allocated in accordance with RNC Rule No. 17(b)...."
"It is in the best interest of the Republican Party as a whole for state parties to fully comply with the RNC Rules, and we anticipate that the Executive Committee will grant a waiver only if the caucus will be held on a compliant date between March 1 and May 31 and utilize a compliant method of delegate allocation based on the votes as cast, not those reallocated under ranked-choice tabulation..." --Chief Counsel Matt Raymer

Results from a media source.

Results from the Republican Party of the USVI.


   

The date of the caucus can be no earlier than the Nevada primary election or caucus (6 February 2024) and no later than 2 March 2024. [Rules of the Virgin Islands Republican Caucus - Rule 2(b)]

To cast a ballot a person must be registered ... in the United States Virgin Islands and ... a person not registered ... who presents ... proof of their intent to register prior to the general election ... shall be issued a ballot.. An acceptable form of proof of their intent to register is an affidavit affirming said person's desired Republican affiliation signed under the penalty of perjury ... [Rules of the Virgin Islands Republican Caucus - Rule 3.] ... No absentee, provisional, or proxy ballots shall be allowed ... [except for] ... active-duty military personnel outside the Virgin Islands.... [Rules of the Virgin Islands Republican Caucus - Rule 5]

Penalty: The Virgin Islands is allocating delegates in a non-proportional manner prior to 15 March 2024, and the size of its delegation will be reduced by half pursuant to RNC Rule No. 17(a). Any sum presenting a fraction shall be decreased to the next whole number. The state is reduced from 9 total delegates-- 6 base at-large and 3 party delegates to 9 ÷ 2 = 4.5 round down to 4 delegates-- 1 at-large plus 3 party delegates.

Thursday 8 February 2024: Virgin Islands Territorial Caucus. Hours 7:00a-6:00p AST (1100-2200 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-All Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus/Convention. Voting is 10am - 4pm Atlantic Standard Time on the island of St. John, 7am - 6pm Atlantic Standard Time on the island of St. Croix, and 7am - 6pm Atlantic Standard Time on the island of St. Thomas.

Territorial Caucus
Source: The Republican Party in the Virgin Islands.
Status: Official. Retrieved: Monday 12 February 2024.
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Donald John Trump18774.21%
Nimarata Randhaw "Nikki" Haley6525.79%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie  
Ronald Dion "Ron" DeSantis  
Perry Johnson  
Vivek Ganapathy Ramaswamy  
Total252100.00%
 

All 4 of the Virgin Islands delegates to the National Convention delegates are allocated in today's Presidential caucus. A ranked-choice voting scheme is used-- this will elevate one of the candidates to 50% and trigger the winner take all clause. The 1 at-large delegate is elected by the Delegate Selection Committee and 3 party leaders are elected at the Presidential caucus.

  • If a candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the candidate is allocated all 4 delegates.
  • Otherwise, multiply the total number of delegates (4) by the total number of votes for each candidate and divide by the total number of votes for all candidates. Round any fraction to the nearest whole number. [The 2024 Virgin Islands Delegate Selection Plan - Rule 3.]
    • If the rounding allocates too few delegates, add a delegate to the candidate closest to the rounding threshold.
    • If the rounding allocates too many delegates, remove a delegate from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold.

Territorial Caucus

ContestAvailable
Del
DelegatePreferencePop
Vote
%Elected
At-Large4     
Grand Total
Available: 4 delegates.

The delegates are bound for the first round of voting at the National Convention. The delegates are automatically released if the Presidential candidate withdraws or suspends their candidacy. [The 2024 Virgin Islands Delegate Selection Plan - Rule 3.]

RULES, POLICES, AND PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS, Amended June 1, 2002, Article XIII Sec.1. states "The method of selecting delegates to the Republican National Convention shall be determined by the Territorial Committee."

 

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

Election Authority
  Election System of the Virgin Islands
  Elections System of the Virgin Islands - facebook
  VI Elections System - twitter
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Legislature of the Virgin Islands
  US Code - Virgin Islands Cornell University Law School - Legal Information Institute
  Virgin Islands Code Unannotated LexisNexis
Republican
  The Republican Party of the Virgin Islands; P.O. Box 1532; St. Thomas, VI 00804; 340-776-0583
  Virgin Islands Republican Party (Facebook)
Media & others
  Politics1.com - Virgin Islands
  St. Croix Source
  St. John Source
  St. John Tradewinds
  St. Thomas Source
  The Virgin Islands Daily News
  WSTA AM - St. Thomas
  WTJX TV - Virgin Islands Public Television
 


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