Nevada Republican Delegates
Nevada Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio will be elected at the Nevada State Convention on May 14th and 15th, 2016. In order to be elected as a delegate or alternate to the Republican National Convention, a nominee must be self-nominated and a delegate to the Nevada State Convention. Delegates must have previously attended and been elected as delegates at the precinct meetings during the Nevada Republican Caucus, as well as their county convention, in order to qualify as a state delegate.
- · Delegates to the State Convention will elect Nevada’s delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention. Nevada will send a total of 30 delegates to the Republican National Convention. There will be three national delegates and alternates elected for each Congressional District and an additional 15 at-large national delegates and alternates elected. The Nevada State Chairman, Republican National Committeeman and Republican National Committeewoman are automatic delegates. These three automatic delegates are also bound by the results of the presidential preference poll.
Delegates will be bound for the first-round of votes at the Republican National Convention based on the results of the presidential preference poll from the Nevada Republican Caucus on February 23, 2016. The delegate allocation following the presidential preference poll during the Nevada Republican Caucus is as follows:
If a candidate suspends or ends their campaign prior to the Nevada State Convention they may choose to affirm the binding of their delegates at the Republican National Convention, release their delegates to become unbound, or have their delegates proportionally reallocated based on the results of the presidential preference poll on February 23. The Nevada Republican Secretary contacted each Presidential Candidate or campaign 30 days prior to the Nevada Republican State Convention.
- Dr. Ben Carson chose to release the binding obligation of his two delegates. All other candidates who received delegates following the presidential preference poll on February 23, 2016 have opted to affirm the binding of their delegates.
Assignment of National Delegates and Alternates
The Nevada Republican Party Secretary will assign each National Delegate an obligation to vote for a particular Presidential Candidate (binding). Delegates will be allocated to the candidate of their choice by first allocating the three automatic delegates. The Secretary will next allocate the three delegates from each congressional district based on the percentage of the vote each delegate received among all Congressional District Delegates, beginning with the highest percentage of the votes cast. The Secretary will then allocate the remaining delegates for each candidate, beginning with the preference of the at-large national delegate with the highest votes and in descending order.