What to know about Kentucky's Republican presidential caucus Saturday

03/04/2016 08:07 AM

Kentucky Republicans will be heading to assigned caucus locations in the state this Saturday to cast their ballots for president.

The Kentucky Republican presidential caucus is only for Republicans — meaning it is a closed caucus — you have to be currently registered as a Republican to participate in the caucus.

Voting hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. local time at locations around the state. To determine where your caucus location is you can visit the Republican Party of Kentucky’s caucus website and enter your name, zip code and date of birth for an assigned voting location.

Once inside a caucus location, voters will only be voting for president. There are no other ballots.

Voters will see the full list of presidential candidates who have signed up and paid the fees to appear on the ballot — even though many have now dropped out or suspended campaigns.

According to the RPK, the voting process will be similar to a typical Kentucky election. Voters will show id, sign in and vote by secret ballot. But once inside the voting location there will be campaigns and representatives from the party on location assisting voters and making one final push at securing votes.

Voters will return to the polls on May 17 to cast their ballots for primary races including local offices, state representative, state senate, Congressional races and U.S. Senate primaries. Democrats will also have a choice at that time for president.

For more on the caucus you can watch a recent interview with Mike Biagi, RPK’s executive director here

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.



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