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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Organizers prepare for Republican caucus

  • Voters in 10 states had their say Tuesday. But Republicans in Kansas have to wait until this weekend to vote for which person they want to be their party’s nominee for president. Kansas Republican presidential caucuses will be held Saturday. The Leavenworth County caucus will be at Leavenwor...
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  • Voters in 10 states had their say Tuesday. But Republicans in Kansas have to wait until this weekend to vote for which person they want to be their party’s nominee for president.
    Kansas Republican presidential caucuses will be held Saturday. The Leavenworth County caucus will be at Leavenworth High School, 2012 10th Ave., according to John Bradford, chairman of the Leavenworth County Republican Party.
    Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The caucus will begin at 10 a.m.
    About 750 people participated in a the 2008 Republican caucus in Leavenworth County. Bradford said the number could be higher this year if there’s a good turnout. He said there are more than 17,000 eligible voters in the county.
    “I’m preparing for up to 3,000,” he said.
    Only registered Republicans can vote in the caucus. And Bradford said people have to have been registered as Republicans by Feb. 17 in order to participate.
    He said people will have to present identification when they check in. They’ll be issued a sticker that they’ll later be asked to place on their ballots during the voting process.
    Before the voting takes place, designated representatives, or possibly members of the audience, will be able to speak on behalf of candidates.
    Bradford said the ballot will include names of candidates who already have dropped out of the race.
    The caucus will end no later than 1 p.m.
    Bradford said the results of the county caucus will be reported to the state party in the afternoon. Statewide results will be released sometime after 5 p.m. Saturday.
    Bradford said provisional ballots can be issued. Those will be reviewed by state level party officials.
    “We’re expecting a very smooth, orderly process,” he said.
    He said 75 to 100 volunteers will be helping with the event.
    Bradford said Kansas will not be a winner take all state in terms of how the delegates awarded. Three delegates will be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes statewide. Three delegates will be awarded to the candidate who wins in each of the state’s four congressional districts. Twenty-five delegates will be allocated proportionately based on the statewide vote totals.
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