BECOME A NATIONAL DELEGATE
, or on the “Become a National Delegate” button above, to become a delegate candidate for the National Convention. When you register, you must declare who you’re supporting as the Republican nominee for President and Vice President or note that you will be running as a “No Preference” delegate. This is an important declaration, as we’ll be publishing your selection on the delegate ballot. Once the delegate nomination period is closed, candidates are not allowed to change who they support for the Party’s nominees. Importantly, running as a National Convention delegate is a separate election from running to become a delegate to the State Convention.
When filling out and submitting your delegate nomination form, you will be asked to attach a copy of your Arizona Driver's License or Government-issued ID. We encourage you to submit a photocopy of your ID to avoid long credentialing lines at the Convention. If you choose not to supply us with your ID, staff from the Republican Party of Arizona will contact you to verify your identity, and to make sure that you are a registered Republican at the address provided on your form.
You can run to be a delegate in either election, or both, but you must remember to register separately as a candidate for each. Again, anyone who is registered as a Republican can run for delegate, but only PCs can vote in the local elections, while elected delegates vote at the State and National conventions.
The Arizona Republican Party will post lists of National Convention delegate candidates on our website.
Some folks will be running to represent their Congressional District and others will be running as At-Large delegate candidates. We vote twice at the State Convention; on the first ballot, we break up into nine different Congressional District caucuses and elect CD delegates. Approximately, one-half of the delegates are elected to represent their CD. Then we reconvene to elect the other half of the National Convention delegates as At-Large delegates.
The Rules set for the State Convention require a delegate candidate to choose whether they wish to run as a CD or an At-Large candidate. Each candidate must choose one or the other – candidates are not allowed to appear on both the CD and At-Large ballots. Moreover, there are no floor nominations. You will know who all the candidates are before you arrive at the State Convention in Phoenix.
Woo-hoo! You’ve been elected as a delegate to the National Convention. Now what?
The State Party will help coordinate travel and accommodations to and from Charlotte.
This is a four-day meeting that includes lots of activities, important meetings, and fun social events. You should plan on arriving in Charlotte on Sunday, August 23, and returning to Phoenix on Friday, August 28. Please know that this is not an inexpensive trip. Each person will be responsible for the cost of transportation and five nights in a hotel.
As a point of reference, most members of the Arizona delegation to the 2016 National Convention in Cleveland spent $4,000 to $5,000 per attendee.
Joining with thousands of your fellow Republicans to nominate our candidates for President and Vice President is a once in a lifetime experience! You’ll make great memories while doing important work on behalf of all Arizona Republicans.
No matter what happens, the most important part is that you come home to Arizona and help our nominee keep this state RED!
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