A message to Lawrence County Republicans from Chairman Todd Dunn…
“…We will meet March 5th from 10-4 at the community center downtown. This takes the place of the primary election for president and will be the only time republicans will be able to vote for a presidential candidate as they will not be on the ballot in the May primary.
The Ky Republican party is expecting about a 20 percent statewide turnout. For Lawrence County that should be in the neighborhood of 800 to 900 voters. We expect to have as many as 6 lines for people to register based upon their last names. It will be a paper ballot and will be counted and results sent to the Ky Republican party which is expecting to release state wide results around 7:00pm.
This (caucus) was originally done to allow Rand Paul to run for President and the U.S. Senate at the same time as he could only be on the primary ballot once. Most of the statewide people view this as a positive because usually by the time we vote in May the race has already been decided.
A Caucus is new to most of us but I am looking forward to it. It is an open process and Democrats and other nonregistered voters are welcome at the Caucus if they are interested to see how it works.
The vote is proportioned so it is not winner take all. Delegates will be sent to the state convention to vote based on the percentage of votes they receive statewide. If you need to reach me my new number is 606-939-4523.
Chris Jobe and a lot of the county clerks statewide are worried that a lot of voters, particulary some of the older ones, will not realize that this is the only opportunity they will have to vote for a presidential candidate.
But this caucus is run completely by the Ky Republican party and has nothing to do with the County Clerks with exception of the voter rolls. To vote in the primary you had to be registered Republican as of Dec. 31st 2015.”
Lawrence Co. Chairman