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    Mississippi Delegate and Convention Process Update 2008
    Tuesday 11 March 2008: 36 of 39 of Mississippi's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Mississippi Presidential Primary.
    • 12 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 4 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district will receive all 3 of that district's National Convention delegates. (Rule 3)
    • 24 at-large delegates (10 base at-large delegates plus 14 bonus delegates) are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide primary vote. (Rule 4)
    • If one candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 24 of the at-large delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote, each presidential candidate receiving 15% or more of the vote statewide shall be allocated delegates accordingly based on their percentage of the vote total of those candidates who met the 15% threshold. Round fractional proportions of a delegate to the nearest whole number.
    In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Mississippi's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position. (Rule 5)
    The State Convention will be held Friday 9 to Saturday 10 May 2008
    National Convention delegates are bound until released by their candidate. (Rules 8 and 9)
    Reference: Resolution Of The State Executive Committee Of The Mississippi Republican Party (June 21, 2007)


    Everything bleow is from 2004 - The process is the same but dates will change.

    **********From 2004**********Dates are not valid*********
    Becoming A Delegate
    Republican National Convention


    Serving as a delegate to the Republican National
    Convention is one of the most exciting and
    rewarding privileges for a Mississippi Republican.
    It allows you to experience firsthand perhaps the
    most thrilling part of the presidential election
    process — electing the Republican nominee!
    If you would like to join Republicans from across
    this great nation in New York, New York August 30
    – September 2, 2004, study this brochure closely.
    It gives you detailed information on becoming a
    delegate to the Republican National Convention.
    We hope to see you in New York!
    TM

    **********From 2004**********Dates are not valid*********

    Statement of Candidacy
    Any registered Mississippi voter, who considers himself to
    be a Republican, is eligible to run for Republican National
    Convention Delegate. Each such candidate must file a
    Statement of Candidacy with the State Republican Party by
    May 5, 2004. The purpose of the Statement of Candidacy is
    for the candidate for Delegate to pledge to support the presidential
    candidate entitled to that support by the outcome of
    the March 9 primary. No one may be elected Delegate (or
    Alternate Delegate) to the Republican National Convention
    without meeting this filing requirement. The Mississippi
    Republican Party is determined to take every step possible to
    insure that the primary voters’ mandate is carried forth at the
    Republican National Convention and that every Delegate
    pledges to carry out that mandate, prior to seeking a
    Delegate position in May.
    Delegate “Statement of Candidacy” forms may be secured
    through your County Republican Chairman or from
    Mississippi Republican Party Headquarters, P.O. Box 60,
    Jackson, Mississippi 39215-0060. Telephone: 948-5191.
    The delegate selection process for the Republican
    National Convention is open, and every Republican is not
    only welcome but urged to participate. This is your Party,
    and we want and need your participation.
    If you have any questions or problems concerning any of
    this information, please feel free to contact your Republican
    County Chairman or Mississippi Republican Party
    Headquarters.
    Delegate Apportionment to State Convention by County
    First Congressional District
    Alcorn 3 Marshall 3
    Benton 1 Monroe 3.5
    Calhoun 1.5 Panola 3
    Chickasaw 1.5 Pontotoc 2.5
    Choctaw 1 Prentiss 2.5
    Clay 2 Tate 2.5
    Desoto 10 Tippah 2
    Grenada 2 Tishomingo 1.5
    Itawamba 2 Union 2.5
    Lafayette 3.5 Webster* 1
    Lee 7.5 Winston* 1
    Lowndes 6 Yalobusha 1
    Total 67
    Second Congressional District
    Attala 1.5 Leflore 3.5
    Bolivar 4 Madison* 2.5
    Carroll 1 Montgomery 1
    Claiborne 1 Quitman 1
    Coahoma 3 Sharkey 1
    Copiah 2.5 Sunflower 3
    Hinds* 21.5 Tallahatchie 1
    Holmes 2 Tunica 1
    Humphreys 1 Warren 4.5
    Issaquena 1 Washington 6
    Jefferson 1 Yazoo 2.5
    Leake* 1
    Total 67.5
    Third Congressional District
    Adams 3 Marion 1
    Amite 1 Neshoba 2.5
    Covington 1.5 Newton 1
    Franklin 1 Noxubee 1
    Hinds* 3 Oktibbeha 4
    Jasper* 1 Pike 3.5
    Jeff Davis 1 Rankin 11.5
    Jones* 1 Scott 2.5
    Kemper 1 Simpson 2.5
    Lauderdale 7.5 Smith 1.5
    Lawrence 1 Walthall 1.5
    Leake* 1 Webster* 1
    Lincoln 3 Wilkinson 1
    Madison 4.5 Winston 2
    Total 67
    Fourth Congressional District
    Clarke 1.5 Jones* 6
    Forrest 7 Lamar 3.5
    George 1.5 Marion* 1.5
    Greene 1 Pearl River 4.5
    Hancock 4 Perry 1
    Harrison 18.5 Stone 1
    Jackson 13 Wayne 2
    Jasper 1
    Total 67
    Grand Total 268.5
    * A delegate from one of these counties must reside in that portion
    of the county lying within the appropriate congressional district.
    Please check with MRP Headquarters for counties
    split by Congressional Districts.
    Mississippi Republican Party
    Jim Herring, Chairman
    P.O. Box 60 Jackson, MS 39205-0060
    Phone: 948-5191 Facsimile: 354-0972
    Delegate Selection
    Mississippi will have 38 Delegates and 35 Alternate
    Delegates to the 2004 Republican National Convention,
    which will be held in New York, New York, August 30-
    September 2, 2004. All 73 will be chosen this Spring at
    a series of meetings and conventions to be held April 24
    and May 15. The process is determined by a
    combination of State law and Party rules.
    This brochure explains how to become a delegate to
    the State and National Conventions. If you have any
    questions about the information in this brochure, please
    call the Mississippi Republican Party headquarters at
    (601) 948-5191.
    Who Can Be a Delegate?
    Any registered Mississippi voter who considers himself a
    Republican is eligible to run for Delegate. (The rules are
    exactly the same for Alternate Delegates to the National
    Convention, and throughout this brochure, all matters
    applicable to Delegates are also applicable to Alternate
    Delegates unless otherwise noted.) There is no party
    registration in our state, so no voter is registered as a
    Republican or a Democrat. There are no automatic
    Delegates to the Republican National Convention, and all
    38 will be selected in the convention process.
    Delegate Apportionment
    Of the 38 Delegates, the Rules of the Republican
    National Convention provide that 12 are apportioned to
    and selected during the convention process by the
    Congressional District (CD) in the manner set out below
    for “District Caucus.” Each of Mississippi’s four CDs has
    three Delegates and three Alternate Delegates. The
    remaining 23 Delegates are elected from the state atlarge
    during the convention process in the manner set
    out below for At Large (AL) Delegates.
    The Convention Process
    Mississippi Republicans choose their Delegates, as
    well as County and State Party officials, during a
    four-part process. Precinct meetings and county
    conventions will be held on April 24. Congressional
    District Caucuses and the State Convention will be held
    on Saturday, May 15, 2004.
    Precinct Meetings
    By Mississippi Law, the first step of the selection
    process is the precinct meeting. At 10 a.m. on Saturday,
    April 24, 2004, there will be a public meeting, open to all
    Republicans, at every precinct in the state. Each will be
    held at the regular voting place for that precinct, and
    every registered voter in that precinct who considers
    himself a Republican may attend and participate. The
    precinct meetings elect delegates to the County
    Convention (see below). Every Republican voter
    present at the precinct meeting has one vote, and each
    precinct has at least one delegate to the County
    Convention. Depending on past vote history and county
    apportionment, some precincts may choose more than
    one delegate to the County Convention. The
    delegate(s) chosen to represent the precinct must be
    registered voters in that precinct, but it is not required
    that they be present to be elected.
    County Conventions
    At 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2004, the precinct
    delegates chosen that morning will gather at the County
    Courthouse (unless another site is designated). Only
    delegates duly elected at the precinct meetings have a
    vote in the County Convention. The County Convention
    chooses a Republican County Executive Committee to
    manage the Party’s affairs in the county as well as the
    county’s delegates to the State Convention. Each county
    is allotted a certain number of delegates (and an equal
    number of alternate delegates) to the State Convention
    (see back panel for County Delegate Apportionment).
    The number is based on population and is equivalent to
    one delegate for each 10,000 citizens residing in the
    county at the time of the last Census.
    District Caucus
    The Congressional District Caucus is part of the
    Republican State Convention to be held in Jackson on
    Saturday, May 15, 2004. The State Convention
    delegates elected by each county in a CD will meet
    during the State Convention to choose members of the
    Republican State Executive Committee for that district,
    as well as three Delegates and three Alternate
    Delegates to the Republican National Convention.
    Each Delegate to the National Convention chosen in a
    CD will be bound to support and vote for the
    Presidential candidate who won the most votes in that
    CD in the March 9 Republican Primary. (See Delegates
    Bound to Support Candidates.) Only duly elected State
    Convention Delegates for the counties in the CD have a
    vote in the District Caucus. Republican National
    Convention Delegates chosen by the District Caucus
    must be registered voters in the CD, but they need not
    be present, nor be elected to serve as county delegates
    to the State Convention. Each candidate for Delegate
    and Alternate Delegate to the Republican National
    Convention, whether from a CD or At Large, must file a
    statement of candidacy with the State Republican
    Executive Committee no later than May 5, 2004.
    State Convention
    On May 15, 2004, all delegates selected by the 82
    counties will gather in Jackson at the 2004 Republican
    State Convention. After the District Caucuses have
    elected their Delegates, the State Convention will elect
    23 At Large (AL) Delegates to the Republican National
    Convention and an equal number of AL Alternate
    Delegates. These AL Delegates will be bound by the
    outcome of the March 9 Republican Primary (See
    Delegates Bound to Support Candidate). All delegates
    to the State Convention have a vote on the AL
    Delegates. Any registered voter is eligible to be an AL
    Delegate, whether that person is a delegate to the State
    Convention or not. Each candidate for AL Delegate and
    AL Alternate Delegate must file a Statement of
    Candidacy with the State Republican Headquarters no
    later than May 5, 2004.
    Delegates Bound to Support Candidate
    The 38 Delegates and 35 Alternate Delegates chosen at
    the District Caucuses and the State Convention will be
    bound by the outcome of the March 9 primary. The winner
    of each of the 4 CDs in the primary will be entitled to
    receive all three Delegate votes from the CD at the
    Republican National Convention in New York in August.
    The 23 AL Delegates will also be bound to the presidential
    candidate who wins a plurality of the vote in the statewide
    primary. All candidates for CD and AL delegate must
    pledge to support the candidates entitled to their vote by
    the outcome of the March 9 primary.
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