Kentucky's Republican presidential caucus fast approaching!
The Republican Party of Kentucky’s governing body decided in August, 2015 to select its preference for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination through a caucus instead of the usual presidential primary.
On March 5, 2016 Republican voters will come to caucus locations anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to vote for their Republican nominee for president by secret paper ballot. The caucus will give Kentucky Republicans an earlier say and possibly more influence in choosing the next president.
“Kentucky is getting more attention from presidential candidates and seeing more campaign activity here than ever before,” said state party Chairman Mac Brown. “The decision to hold our first ever presidential caucus has given Kentucky Republicans a greater role in selecting our nominee for president.”
To date, several candidates have filed to be on the caucus ballot. The filing deadline for candidates is January 7, 2016. Kentucky's delegates to the Republican National Convention will be awarded proportionally to candidates based on the results of the caucus.
Brown urged Democratic and Independent voters to switch their party registration to Republican before the December 31, 2015 deadline.
“Thousands of Democrats and Independents supported Matt Bevin as he won 106 out of 120 counties in his successful bid for governor. I invite them to join the Republican Party, vote in the March 5 presidential caucus, and work with us to move Kentucky forward,” stated Brown.
Since November 2008, Republican voter registration in Kentucky has grown by nearly 207,000 voters, while Democratic registration has grown by just over 20,000.
Republican voters can learn more about the caucus by visiting the state party’s caucus website at . www.rpk.org/caucus
Caucus locations have now been announced by the state party.