BOSTON — Today, the Massachusetts Republican Party announced details for the nine congressional district caucuses that will elect Massachusetts delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The nine congressional district caucuses will take place on April 30 at 10AM, and each caucus will elect 3 delegates and 3 alternate delegates.
“After seeing record Republican turnout in the Massachusetts presidential primary, the MassGOP is excited to continue our grassroots momentum at the delegate caucuses this spring,” said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. “While Democrats bolt from their Party because of uninspiring, out-of-touch candidates, Republicans are energized to turn the page and elect a GOP President this fall, and the caucuses are an important step in that process.”
Caucuses are open to any voter registered as a Republican by February 10, 2016, the same registration deadline for the presidential primary. Voters interested in attending may pre-register for their congressional district’s caucus at www.massgop.com/caucus.
Basics: Per the rules of the Republican National Committee, Massachusetts sends 42 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. All 42 delegates were assigned to candidates based on the results of the March 1 primary. 27 of these delegates will be elected at the congressional district caucuses, while 12 delegates will be elected by the Republican State Committee, and 3 delegates are automatic (the state chairman, and the National Committeeman and Committeewoman).
Process: Republican voters who meet the above criteria may pre-register to attend their caucus so their registration status may be confirmed ahead of time. Caucus participants will arrive on April 30 and begin the process of electing 3 delegates and 3 alternate delegates from each district. The allocation of candidate-specific delegates to each caucus will be set by the Allocation Committee, a sub-committee of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee that will also include representatives of the presidential campaigns who will receive delegates. The Allocation Committee will complete its work by mid-April, at which time the delegate allotments will be assigned to each district caucus, the 12 at-large delegate slots, and the 3 RNC delegate slots.