Summary of the Delegate & Alternate Delegate Selection Process

  • Each Congressional District committee will elect 3 delegates and 3 alternate delegates. (The Congressional District committee is composed of those people elected by their county precinct people to serve at the district level.) The district level delegates and alternate delegates are required to vote for the winner of the overall total of their Congressional District caucus. This meeting will be held prior to March 31, 2008.
  • The state committee will elect 24 at-large delegates and 24 at-large alternates during the summer meeting of 2008. Each Congressional District is required to have equal representation from the at-large selections.
  • In order to be eligible to be a delegate or alternate delegate, a person must be a registered Republican and submit a self-nomination form to the state party. These forms will be available from the state party by December 1, 2007.

The 2008 National Convention Steering Committee has oversight of all these activities. This committee is composed of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the State Party, the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of each Congressional District, and one at-large member appointed by the State Party Chairman.