MassGOP Announces 2018 State Convention In Worcester

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Republican State Convention will take place on April 28, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, the MassGOP announced today. The Republican Party is on the rise in Central Massachusetts - with the GOP securing a special election victory in the region just this month, flipping a Democrat-held state senate seat to the Republican Party. The 2018 Convention will serve to endorse statewide candidates for nomination and allow candidates to obtain ballot access ahead of the state primary election in September 2018.

"Republicans are energized ahead of 2018, and the Convention will be a terrific opportunity for activists, candidates, and engaged Republicans to gather as we prepare to win next November,"said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "Our Party is on the rise in Central Massachusetts, and next year's Worcester Convention is a great chance to highlight our opportunity for growth both across the region and across the Commonwealth."

For complete details about the purpose and operations of the Convention, the process for electing delegates, and delegate/guest planning, click here:

Purpose Of The Convention: The Convention's primary role is to endorse statewide candidates for nomination ahead of the state primary election in September 2018. Candidates who receive a majority of delegate votes at the convention will be considered the endorsed candidate of the Republican Party. Candidates must attain 15% of the delegates' vote on any ballot in order to qualify for ballot access for the state primary election.

Delegate Selection: Most delegates will be elected by local Republican Town or Ward Committees between February 1 and 28. The remainder of the delegates are ex officio, and include many GOP officeholders across the Commonwealth. For a complete breakdown of the delegate selection process, go to