Voting in 2024

This year, DC Republicans will be going to the ballot box THREE times in 2024:

Why is the DC Republican Presidential Primary in March?
The DC GOP has scheduled the presidential primary to give voters the most vital voice in
selecting our next President.
At its own expense, the DC GOP is organizing the DC Republican Presidential Primary for March
1-3, 2024, the earliest possible time under party rules.
A June primary would have violated National Republican Party Rule 16(c)(1) – prohibit primaries
to elect, select, allocate, or bind delegates to the national convention from occurring after the
second Saturday in June or less than forty-five days before the national convention is scheduled
to begin, whichever is earlier.
The 2024 Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin on July 15, 2024;
this deadline will fall on May 31, 2024.

What is Rule 16(c)(1)?
“No primary, caucus, convention, or other process to elect, select, allocate, or bind delegates to
the national convention shall occur prior to March 1, nor shall any such process occur after the
second Saturday in June in the year in which a national convention is held or less than forty-five
(45) days before the national convention is scheduled to begin. Neither of these provisions, nor
those in paragraph (c)(2) of this rule, shall apply to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and
Nevada, which may conduct their processes no earlier than one month before the next earliest
state in the year in which a national convention is held.”

What would happen if DC GOP violated Rule 16(c)(1)?
We would lose delegates to the national convention according to Rule 17(a)

What is Rule 17(a)?
“If any state or state Republican Party violates Rule No. 16(c)(1) of these rules, the number of
delegates to the national convention shall be reduced for those states with thirty (30) or more
total delegates to nine (9) plus the members of the Republican National Committee from that
state, and for those states with twenty-nine (29) or fewer total delegates to six (6) plus the
members of the Republican National Committee from that state. If any state or state Republican
Party violates Rule No. 16(c)(2), the number of delegates and the number of alternate delegates
to the national convention from that state shall each be reduced by fifty percent (50%). Any sum
presenting a fraction shall be decreased to the next whole number. No delegation shall be
reduced to less than two (2) delegates and a corresponding number of alternate delegates. The
corresponding alternate delegates shall also be reduced accordingly.”

PRIMARY FAQ:

Can anyone vote in the presidential primary?
No – ONLY legal, registered District Republicans can vote March 1-3, 2024. A voter MUST be
registered to vote as a Republican by 4:45pm EST, Friday, February 16, 2024.

Do I need to be registered with a party to vote in my primary election?
Yes – a voter must be registered as Republican by Friday, February 16, 2024, at 4:45pm.
For a voter to ensure their registration is complete, their personal information updated, or have
their party affiliation changes processed by the DC BOE, the DC GOP
strongly advises a voter to
register, update, or make changes
IN PERSON at the DC BOE located at 1015 Half St SE, Suite
750
A voter can register, update personal information, or change their party affiliation online by
4:45pm EST, Friday, January 26, 2024.

https://www.dcboe.org/voters/register-to-vote/register-update-voter-registration

Registrations, updates, or changes MUST be made IN PERSON at the DC BOE from January 27- February 16, 2024. DC BOE is located at 1015 Half St SE, Suite 750

The DC GOP cannot guarantee the DC BOE will process voter information on time for the
February 16, 2024 deadline. The Party strongly advises registering, updating personal
information, or changing their party affiliations IN PERSON at the DC BOE.

Can I register to vote during the primary weekend of March 1-3, 2024?
No – all voters must be registered Republican by 4:45pm EST, Friday, February 16, 2024
For a voter to ensure their registration is complete, their personal information updated, or have
their party affiliation changes processed by the DC BOE, the DC GOP
strongly advises a voter to
register, update, or make changes
IN PERSON at the DC BOE located at 1015 Half St SE, Suite
750

Is online voter registration available?
Yes – voters can register online with the DC BOE but must be registered by 4:45pm EST, Friday,
January 26, 2024.
For a voter to ensure their registration is complete, their personal information updated, or have
their party affiliation changes processed by the DC BOE, the DC GOP
strongly advises a voter to
register, update, or make changes
IN PERSON at the DC BOE located at 1015 Half St SE, Suite
750

Registrations, updates, or changes MUST be made in person at the DC BOE from January 27-
February 16, 2024. DC BOE is located at 1015 Half St SE, Suite 750

What is the deadline to register to vote in person?
4:45pm EST, Friday, February 16, 2024 -there will be no on-site registration

What is the deadline to register to vote by mail?
For the DC Republican Presidential Primary, March 1-3, 2024, there will be no vote by mail. The
DC GOP Executive Committee will establish a voting process to accommodate active-duty
military personnel, overseas voters, and individuals unable to vote in person due to injuries
suffered in military service. Ballots received after the close of the polls on March 3, 2024, will
not be accepted or counted.

What is the link to register online?
https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Register-to-Vote/

Can I change my party registration to be able to vote in the DC Republican Presidential
Primary?

Yes – an individual can change their party registration to be able to vote in the DC Republican
Presidential Primary. The change must be made by 4:45pm, Friday, February 16, 2024.

What is the link to change my party registration?
https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Register-to-Vote/

Can I vote by mail for the DC Republican Presidential Primary?
No – For the Republican Presidential Primary only -DC registered voters cannot vote by mail.
The DC GOP Executive Committee will establish a voting process to accommodate active-duty
military personnel, overseas voters, and individuals unable to vote in person due to injuries
suffered in military service. Ballots received after the close of the polls on March 3, 2024, will
not be accepted or counted.

Suppose I am active-duty military personnel, an overseas voter, or an individual unable to vote in person due to injuries suffered in military service. What is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot in person?
The DC GOP Executive Committee will establish a voting process to accommodate active-duty
military personnel, overseas voters, and individuals unable to vote in person due to injuries
suffered in military service. The deadline date to request is Friday, February 16, 2024, at
4:45pm.

What is the deadline for mail ballot returns?
Under no circumstances shall any ballot be accepted and counted after the close of the polls on
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Can I vote early (before Election Day) in person?
No – for the DC Republican Presidential Primary March 1-3, 2024, there will be no early voting.
The primary will span over three days at The Madison Hotel.

Is there an ID requirement to vote on election day? If so, what is an acceptable form of ID?
Yes – a state-issued photo ID matching current DC Board of Elections voter registration rolls for
name and date of birth or, if not on the voter rolls, evidence of current voter registration from
the appropriate elections office and a state-issued photo IS with a matching name and date of
birth

Where will the DC Republican Presidential Primary be held?
The DC Republican Presidential Primary will be held March 1-3, 2024, at the Madison Hotel –
1177 15th St. NW.

What times will the polls be open?
TBD

Do I need to bring anything with me to vote?
All voters will need to bring a state-issued ID. The information on your state-issued ID must
match the information the DC Board of Elections provided. If a voter does have a voter
registration card, we suggest bringing it with your voter ID. A voter registration card is NOT
required. A voter registration card assists in processing the voter registration.

We suggest all voters take the time to review the information the DC BOE has on file. You can
view and update your voter registration at:
https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Register-to-Vote/

Delegate FAQ:

How many delegates does the DC GOP have for the national convention?
DC GOP is given nineteen delegates, which includes the three (3) RNC Members (Chairman,
Committeewoman & Committeewoman) and nineteen (19) alternate delegates.

How many delegates would the DC GOP have if the Party violated rule 16(c)(1)?
According to rule 17(a), the DC GOP would be allocated a total of six (6) plus the members of
the Republican National Committee. DC GOP would lose 68% of our delegates.

Why is the DC GOP primary happening Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 3rd?
It’s the earliest date available for DC under Republican Party rules. Party rule 16(c)(1)
Specifically: No primary, caucus, convention, or other process to elect, select, allocate, or bind
delegates to the national convention shall occur prior to March 1, nor shall any such process
occur after the second Saturday in June….”

How will DC GOP delegates be allocated?
According to rule 16(c)(2), the allocation of our delegates will be on a proportional basis
because our primary dates are March 1st-3rd

What does it mean “allocation of delegates on a proportional basis?”
DC GOP will allocate our delegates proportionally to the candidates based on the District-wide
vote.

How will the delegates and alternate delegates be bound?
Delegates and alternate delegates shall be bound on a proportional basis through the National
Convention to candidates receiving the threshold amount or more.

What is the threshold amount?
DC GOP has determined the threshold shall be 15% of the certified district-wide vote. If no
Presidential Candidate reaches 15% of the district-wide vote, the threshold becomes 10% for a
candidate to receive delegates and alternate delegates. If no Presidential Candidate reaches the
10% threshold, then all delegates shall be allocated proportionately amongst those candidates
receiving enough votes to be allocated at least one delegate.

Are the DC GOP delegates bound or unbound?
DC GOP delegates and alternate delegates are bound. They will be bound through the first
ballot.

Is there a scenario where a candidate can “take all” delegates?
If a candidate receives an EXCESS of 50% of the certified district-wide vote, the candidate will
receive all of DC’s delegates.

What is the formula for allocating delegates?
The votes received by each presidential candidate in EXCESS of the threshold, without
rounding, shall be divided by the total number of valid votes cast for all presidential candidates
receiving in excess of that threshold amount.
Starting with the candidate receiving the highest number of district-wide votes, the percentage
shall be multiplied by the total number of delegates, rounding up to the next whole number to
produce the delegate allotment for each candidate.
This allocation process will be repeated with each of the remaining presidential candidates in
descending order for their district-wide totals until all available delegates are allotted.

What is the process to become a delegate for the DC GOP?
This election cycle, anyone interested in becoming a delegate for the DC GOP will have to
complete an application form and submit their resume by 5pm EST on Friday, March 8, 2024.
No applications will be accepted after 5pm. If your application is time-stamped at 5:01pm, it
will not be accepted.

Where do I obtain the application?
Applications can be obtained by emailing Nicole at nicole@dcgop.com or on the DC GOP
website
https://dcgop.com/run-for-local-office/
Applications MUST be submitted by 5pm EST on Friday, March 8, 2024

Are there any requirements to become a DC GOP delegate or alternate?
Yes. Below are the requirements for becoming a DC GOP delegate:

  • The individual MUST be a legally registered Republican in the District of Columbia
  • The individual MUST be a District tax paying resident
    If you are registered in another state or pay income tax in another state, you are NOT eligible to
    be a DC GOP delegate or alternate.
    For example, if you work in a congressional office and pay taxes in your home state of Michigan,
    you are NOT eligible to be a delegate. OR if you are retired and pay taxes in the state of Florida
    but have a home in the District, you are NOT eligible to be a delegate. You are NOT eligible if
    you live in Virginia or Maryland but work in the District. If you have questions about your
    eligibility, please contact Nicole at nicole@dcgop.com

    What is the process once my application has been submitted?
  • All applications will be reviewed and compiled by the Executive Director after the 5pm
    EST, Friday, March 8th
    deadline to ensure all applications.
  • If an application lacks information, it will be considered incomplete and invalid.
    Disqualifying the applicant.
  • All applicants will be given until the official 5pm EST deadline on Friday, March 8th, to
    complete their application. There will be no time or date extensions on the application.
  • Presidential candidates must submit to the DC GOP a list of proposed delegates and
    alternates by 5pm EST, Friday, March 22, 2024
  • The Executive Director will compile all applications to present to the Chairman and the
    Executive Committee.
  • All applicants and presidential candidate proposed list of delegates and alternates will
    be reviewed and elected by the DC GOP Executive Committee no later than Friday, April
    5, 2024
  • All delegates and alternate delegates will be bound to a presidential candidate as
    elected by the DC GOP Executive Committee no later than Friday, April 5, 2024
  • All applicants will be contacted via email about their status and next steps no later
    than Tuesday, April 9, 2024
    Should you require any further information about the DC Republican Presidential primary or
    delegate process, please contact Nicole at nicole@dcgop.com

Should you require any further information about the DC Republican Presidential primary or
delegate process, please contact Nicole at nicole@dcgop.com.