ORP National Delegate Information & Instructions

UPDATED - all links from the ORP now working: 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

From July 18-21, 2016, an anticipated 45,000 delegates, alternate delegates, party officials, volunteers, members of the media, and convention guests will gather in Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2016 Republican National Convention.  The host city will be showcased on an international level as the Republican Party highlights its strong principles and nominates the next president of the United States.  Click Here for more information about the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

Elected Precinct Committee Persons, or PCPs, from Oregon’s five Congressional Districts will meet in one location for the Delegate Selection Convention and the Congressional District Conventions on June 4, 2016, in Salem, to vote on who will be Oregon’s 25 Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention.   At the national convention theses delegates will cast their vote for the presidential nominee and experience the excitement of participating in the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Are you interested in becoming a Republican National Convention Delegate or Alternate Delegate for Oregon?  If you are a Registered Republican and have been registered as a Republican for at least 180 days prior to the May 17, 2016, Primary you are eligible to run for National Delegate or Alternate Delegate.  Click Here to Register Online or download a printable form here.

OREGON’S REPUBLICAN ELECTORS

At the Delegates Selection Convention on June 4, 2016, PCPs will also elect Oregon’s seven Presidential Electors who will cast Oregon’s Electoral College votes when we win Oregon for our Presidential nominee in the General Election on November 8, 2016.  Click Here to Register Online or download a printable form here to be considered to be an elector who will cast a vote in the Electoral College in the 2016 election after the Republican nominee wins Oregon.

DELEGATE INFORMATION

Those interested in becoming a delegate or alternate delegate for the 2016 Republican National Convention will need to fill out an application to and submit the $50.00 filing fee.  Your name will go on the ballot for the presidential candidate you are pledged to support.

PCP’s elected in 2016 will be voting at the June 4th Convention for each of these delegate/alternate delegate slots.  There are 10 At Large and 15 Congressional District delegates and 3 for the RNC elected members: State Party Chair, National Committeewoman, and National Committeeman.  The delegate breakdown is:  18 for Trump, 5 for Cruz, and 5 for Kasich.  The three RNC Delegates, ten At Large, and one delegate from each of the Congressional Districts will be bound to Trump.  Both Cruz and Kasich will receive one from each of the five Congressional Districts.

Each candidate for National Delegate will have two (2) minutes to speak about themselves and why they want to attend the National Convention.

The delegates and alternated delegates will meet immediately after the election on June 4th and be required to pay $250.00 for convention activities.  At this meeting the Chair of the Delegation and the convention committee representatives will be elected, one man and one woman to each of the four convention committees:  Rules Committee, Platform Committee, Credentials Committee and Permanent Organization.  If elected to one of the Committees, you will have to be in Cleveland the week prior to the Convention for the committee meetings.  This will be an additional cost to you for transportation, meals, and hotel.  The schedule has not yet been set by the RNC.

Costs for just the Convention will be approximately $2500-$3000 per person and must be paid by each delegate/alternate delegate.  This is for hotel, airfare, meals, and incidentals. (This will be more if you are elected to a convention committee).

We have been assigned a hotel in Akron, OH.  The rates are $229.00 per night plus tax, for a minimum of five (5) nights.  All delegates/alternate delegates must be in Akron on Sunday for credentials and an organizational/informational meeting.  Flights to Cleveland are limited. Either you need to fly in on Saturday (this would be an extra night at the hotel) or take a “red-eye” flight on Saturday night.  The credential meeting is mandatory on Sunday.   Buses will be provided for transportation to and from the hotel to the Convention.  If you choose to rent a car, parking will be one (1) mile from the Convention center (for security purposes) and parking is estimated to be $40-$50 per day.