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2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
 
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Presidential Nominating Process
Candidate filing deadline with Party: Saturday 6 January 2024
Deadline for political parties to submit candidate names to Secretary of State: Tuesday 9 January 2024
Precinct Caucuses: Saturday 13 January 2024
County Conventions / Legislative District Caucus: Saturday 20 January - Saturday 16 March 2024
Primary: Tuesday 12 March 2024
State Convention: Friday 19 April - Saturday 20 April 2024
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)43 100.00%43 100.00%43 100.00%
Total43 100.00%43 100.00%43 100.00%

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Washington Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Washington State and Local Government

 
 

WSRP By-Laws and 2024 State Convention from the Washington State Republican Party.

2024 Elections Calendar from the Washington Secretary of State.

Presidential Primary Candidates from the Washington Secretary of State.

1 November 2023: Tim Newcomb filed a suit to disqualify former President Donald Trump and Senator Cynthia Lummis from the 2024 ballot.


   

Saturday 13 January 2024: Precinct Caucuses. Republican Party Caucuses meet in each precinct to elect delegates to the County Convention or Legislative District Caucuses [WSRP rules 14, 15, 16]. The County Conventions will, in turn, choose delegates to the State Convention.

 

Saturday 20 January - Saturday 16 March 2024: Republican Party County Conventions and Legislative District Caucuses convene to elect delegates to the State Convention. [WSRP rule 19].

 

Voters must sign a political party declaration on the ballot return envelope and that declaration must match the voted candidate's political party. Participation will be by mail in ballot. "I declare that I am a Republican and I have not participated and will not participate in the 2024 precinct caucus or convention system of any other party." Washington has same day voter registration and does not have party registration.

Tuesday 12 March 2024: Washington Primary. Hours reportedly end at 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day. Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Christopher James "Chris" Christie  
Ronald Dion "Ron" DeSantis  
Nimarata Randhaw "Nikki" Haley  
Vivek Ganapathy Ramaswamy  
Donald John Trump  
Total 100.00%
 

All 43 of Washington's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.

  • Each of the state's 10 congressional districts is allocated 3 delegates.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote or only 1 candidate receives 20% of the vote, that candidate receives all 3 delegates.
    • If there are 2 candidates who receive at least 20% of the primary vote, then the top vote getter will be allocated 2 delegates and the other candidate will be allocated 1 delegate.
    • If no candidate receives at least 20% of the vote or more than 2 candidates receive at least 20% of the vote, then the top three vote getters each receive 1 delegate.
  • 13 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 0 bonus delegates plus 3 RNC delegates) are allocated based on the statewide vote. At-Large candidates must receive at least 20% of the total statewide vote in order to be allocated delegates.
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote, that candidate receives all 13 delegates.
    • Otherwise, allocation is in proportion to the total statewide vote NOT the total vote of those candidates receiving 20% or more of statewide vote.
      • Compute the number of delegates allocated to each Presidential candidate: 13 delegates × candidate's vote ÷ total statewide vote. Round to the nearest whole number.
      • If more than 13 delegates are allocated, subtract 1 delegate from the candidate or candidates furthest from the rounding threshold until 13 delegates have been allocated.
      • If fewer than 13 delegates are allocated (due to the 20% threshold or rounding), those delegates become unbound.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Del
CD1 3
CD2 3
CD3 3
CD4 3
CD5 3
CD6 3
CD7 3
CD8 3
CD9 3
CD10 3
Statewide 13
Total
Delegates
 43

Delegates are bound by the primary results only on the first ballot. If no candidate receives the majority ... on the first ballot, ... delegates will vote as they choose on successive ballots.

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

 

Friday 19 April - Saturday 20 April 2024: The Washington Republican State Convention (consisting of 1,500 delegates, 1,500 alternates, and the automatic delegates) convenes [WSRP rule 36]. National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

 

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
  Public Disclosure Commission
  Register to vote - Secretary of State
  Washington Secretary of State
  Washington Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Washington Senate Democrats
  Washington State Legislature
  Washington State Legislature - House of Representatives
  Washington State Senate
Republican
  Washington State Republican Party
Media & others
  KING TV - Seattle
  KREM TV - Spokane
  Northwest Daily Marker - Redmond
  Politics1.com - Washington
  Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  The Bellingham Herald
  The Chronicle - Centralia
  The Daily Herald - Everett
  The Daily News - Longview
  The News Tribune - Tacoma
  The Olympian - Olympia
  The Seattle Times
  The Spokesman-Review - Spokane
  Tri-City Herald - Kennewick - Pasco - Richland
  Yakima Herald-Republic
 


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Commentary: THE TIES THAT BIND-- OR DO THEY? or, Politicus Unbound
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
  Democratic Timing Penalties and Bonuses   --   Republican Timing Penalties  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Selection and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retrieved  
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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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