While we find ourselves going through the process of changing the date of the Maine Republican Party State Convention due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we must still vote to elect our National Delegates and National Alternate Delegates to the National Convention by May 2 in accordance with our official filing with the Republican National Committee.
Because this deadline is immovable, we will be conducting the election of Delegates and Alternates to the National Convention using the same procedures utilized by the Maine Secretary of State for overseas ballots in state elections. This will include a mail or email ballot with privacy covers.
All PAID State Delegates to the State Convention will automatically receive a ballot. Maine Republican Party Convention Rules govern this election process.
There is an application attached below and a small application fee to run for National Delegate or Alternate. Any Republican in Maine is entitled to place their name on the ballot. If you are thinking about attending the National Convention as a National Delegate or National Alternate Delegate, here is some information:
The convention will be held in Charlotte, NC from Monday, August 24 through Thursday, August 27. Applicants will be responsible to pay for their own travel to the event, lodging and any meals. The Maine Republican Party will reserve and make available a block of rooms at a hotel in the region.
Candidates for National Delegate and National Alternate Delegate should understand that their candidate applications will be submitted for matters of eligibility by the Maine Republican Party and for review and security reasons to national stakeholders responsible for the successful management of the national convention.
The deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday, April 8th. If you want to have your name on the ballot, please fill out the information below. You can send it to Maine Republican Party, 9 Higgins Street, Augusta 04330.
We would prefer that you scan and email your application to [email protected] to speed up the process and secure your application. Make your delegate payment online at the following link, and write “National Delegate Application Fee” in the comments. https://secure.anedot.com/mainegop/donate
Thank you for all that you do.
Chair of Convention Arrangements