2024 Delegate and Alternate Selection Process

September, 2 2023

The Republican delegate selection process in Minnesota really starts at the Precinct Caucuses.  The Precinct Caucuses will be held on Tuesday evening, February 27, 2024

  • The Precinct Caucuses elected the delegates to the BPOU conventions.  The BPOU conventions will occur between Saturday, March 9 and Tuesday, April 16, 2024
  • The delegates at the BPOU conventions elect the delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions.  The Congressional District Convention will be held between Saaturday, April 27, and Wednesday, May 15, 2024.  The State Convention will be held May 16-18, 2024.

The three delegates and three alternates positions to be elected at each Congressional District will be allocated to Presidential candidates based the percentage of the votes cast for them in the Republican Presidential Primary set for Tuesday, March 5 (note that early voting in the primary will start on January 19, 2024).  

  • To be allotted a Congressional District delegate/alternate, a candidate must receive at least 20% of the primary vote.  To receive all three delegate/alternate allocations, a candidate must receive at least 80% of the primary vote.
  • If no candidate receives at least 80% of the primary vote, the MNGOP has an approved formula to determining the number of delegates/alternates allocated. Should four candidates receive more than 20%, the top three candidates will be allocated the delegates/alternates.  Should two or less candidates secure between 20% and 80% of the primary vote, a delegate/alternate may not be "bound" to any candidate.   Those allocations will be announced before the Congressional District Conventions. 

Republicans wishing to run for 2024 RNC delegate/alternate at a Congressional District Convention must live in the Congressional District in which they wish to be elected.  They must also identify for which allocated Presidential candidate "slot" they are running, or if they wish to run as an "unbound" delegate/alternate, if such a position is allocated.

  • Individuals running for 2024 RNC delegate/alternate must fill out a self-nominating form and identify for which allocated slot they are running
  • If an individual running for a particular allocated slot (or as an unbound delegate/alternate, if such a position is allocated) is not elected at the Congressional District convention, that individual may run again at the State Convention.

2024 RNC Delegates (and Alternates, if seated) shall be bound to their candidate on the first Presidential nominating ballot.  On any or all subsequent Presidential nomination ballots, the Delegates or seated Alternates are unbound.

Individuals interested in running to be a 2024 RNC delegate/alternate should know that they must be available July 15-18 to attend the convention.  They will need to cover all of their costs, which will include convention fees, lodging, and transportation. Hopefully, these costs will be known before the Congressional District Conventions.   

If you are interested in becoming a 2024 RNC Delegate or Alternate, you are urged to participate in your 2024 Republican caucus on February 27, 2024 and run to be a delegate to your BPOU convention.