2016 Boone County GOP Caucus

The 2016 Boone County Republican Caucus will take place Saturday, April 9, starting at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The caucus is open to any self-declared strong and faithful Republican. You must be a registered voter of Boone County to participate in the Boone County caucus. If you are registered to vote in another county, you must go to that county’s caucus – you will not be allowed to vote in the Boone County caucus.

Changes for the 2016 caucuses versus previous caucuses include recording devices will be allowed. For an overview of the caucus system, changes and more, you can download and view this PDF.

You must be in line by 10 a.m. to ensure your spot at the caucus. You will need to present a photo ID to ensure you are able to gain entry. We will be using the county’s voter registration file and database to confirm you are a registered Boone County voter.

Boone County Republican Caucus Credentials Committee:
Sonia Potts, Susan Taylor, Lynn Acton, Dale Acton, Cheri Reisch, Sara Walsh, Steve Walsh, Peggy Askew

Boone County is allocated 45 delegates to the 4th Congressional Convention, to be held April 30 in Sedalia, and 45 delegates to the state convention in Branson, to be held May 21. An additional 45 alternate delegates for each convention are required as well, for a total of 90 delegates to complete a slate for each convention. Only a slate of delegates will be considered for nomination to become delegates to the later conventions, per Missouri Republican Party rules.

As a delegate, you will need to pay your expenses for hotels, food, travel, etc. to these locations.

At both conventions, delegates for the national convention are selected. National delegates were determined by the outcome of the March 15 presidential primary. Per Missouri GOP rules, delegates to the national convention are bound by the result of the primary on the first ballot. If there is no majority on the first ballot for president, then the delegates are free to vote for their favorite candidate. As of this posting, Donald Trump won 37 delegates, and Sen. Ted Cruz won 15 delegates.

The state of Missouri is allocated 52 delegates to the national convention July 18-21 in Cleveland, OH. If you intend to be a national delegate, please keep in mind that you will need to pay for your own expenses as well. This will include five nights lodging, food and more.

For more information, please call County Chair Mike Zweifel at 573-443-3876 or email to boonecountyrepublicans@gmail.com.

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