Delegate Selection Process

Curious about the process of becoming a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer? See below for some information on how the delegate selection process works: 

Basics: 

Massachusetts is allocated 42 delegates to the National Convention in Cleveland. Because our state awards its delegates proportionally, delegates will be allocated to different candidates based on the results of the March 1 primary. Those delegates are selected three different ways:
 
27 delegates will be elected at the nine congressional district caucuses. Click here for more information on the caucuses.
12 delegates ("at-large delegates") will be elected by the Massachusetts Republican State Committee
3 delegates are the members of the Republican National Committee from Massachusetts - the state chairman, and the National Committeeman and Committeewoman
 

Allocation Of Delegates:

Based on the results of the March 1 primary, the Massachusetts delegates will be allocated in the following way: 22 delegates for Donald Trump, 8 delegates for John Kasich, 8 delegates for Marco Rubio, and 4 delegates for Ted Cruz.
 
The Allocations Committee of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee - which also includes representatives from the presidential campaigns receiving delegates - has determined the allocation of delegates elected for each method. The Allocations Committee unanimously ratified the following allocation:
 
Caucus-Elected Delegates:
17 Trump Delegates
4 Kasich Delegates
4 Rubio Delegates
2 Cruz Delegates
 
At-Large Delegates:
5 Trump Delegates 
4 Kasich Delegates
4 Rubio Delegates
2 Cruz Delegates 
(Included in these totals are the 3 RNC delegates, assigned as follows: State Chairman, Rubio; National Committeeman, Trump; National Committeewoman, Cruz)
 

How To Run for Delegate:

Run For Congressional District Delegate:
There are 4 steps for running for congressional district delegate.
1. Have been registered as a Republican by February 10, 2016 (and continue to be registered as such)
2. Attend your congressional district caucus to place your name in nomination. Pre-register for your caucus here.
OR Inform the caucus chair in writing of your intention to stand for delegate if you cannot attend your caucus. Caucus chairs and contact information will be available shortly.
3. Win enough votes at the caucus to be elected delegate
4. Attend the National Convention

Run For At-Large Delegate
There are 4 steps for running for at-large delegate.
1. Have been registered as a Republican by February 10, 2016 (and continue to be registered as such)
2. Attend the State Committee meeting on May 25, 2016 to place your name in nomination
OR Inform the Massachusetts representative of the presidential campaign for whom you intend to stand for delegate of your intention to run. 
3. Win enough votes at the State Committee meeting to be elected delegate
4. Attend the National Convention
 

Further Details:

Learn more about the MassGOP Delegate rules process through the following resources: