Kentucky Republicans will cast their votes for Republican candidates for president at a caucus this Saturday, March 5. The caucus, which is run by the state Republican party and county parties, replaces the usual presidential primary in May.
By holding a caucus on March 5, Republican voters in Kentucky could have more influence on the presidential race, at a time when candidates are still competing to win more states and their delegates to secure the presidential nomination.
"This is an exciting time for Kentucky Republicans, as the caucus has made us more relevant in choosing our nominee for president." said state party Chairman Mac Brown.
On March 5, Republican voters will come to caucus at the Brownsville Community Center anytime between 10a.m. and 4 p.m. to vote for a Republican candidate for president by secret paper ballot. The voting process will be similar to a Kentucky election--voters will show identification, sign in, and vote by secret ballot--but the voting locations are different.
Eleven presidential candidates filed to participate in the caucus, all of whom will remain on the ballot. Voters will be notified at caucus locations about which candidates have dropped out of the race.
The Republican presidential nomination is the only race that will be voted on at the caucus. Primary elections for local, state and Congressional races will still occur in May.
Voters who were registered as Republicans by December 31, 2015, are eligible to vote in the caucus.
3/5/2016 12:24:49 pm
I want to point out that voting at the Brownsville community center today for the Republican caucus was extremely frustrating as there was no organization! A small piece of paper hanging at the bottom of the table giving alphabetical names of what line to vote in was (not visible to the voters) and persons with party official stickers on their shirts, did not direct voters to this fact, they just talked to people they knew in line. Having to stand in 3 different lines before getting to the correct one shows there was no "common sense" or orginazional thought to the entire set up! After half way through the first line I was in, heard an "official" tell the lady in front of me that A-C needed to be in the first line; upon reaching the table to check in that line (now the second line I stood in) was told C was split and I had to get in another line (my my third separate line to stand in to make my vote) REALLY? Why not label lines in a visible manner & officials direct voters to appropriate lines and lastly space the tables out so once voters get their ballot they can exit the table and proceed to voting booths without trying to squeeze through all the other lines to cast their vote. I guess common sense is too much to ask for! I sure hope this was the first and last caucus in Kentucky, as I would skip any others for the utter lack of organization shown today!
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