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Republican state convention moves to virtual format

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – The Indiana Republican State Committee says this year’s Indiana Republican State Convention will be held in a virtual format. The change follows last month’s unanimous vote by the Indiana Republican State Committee to approve temporary rules allowing changes to the convention structure amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Delegates will select nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general on June 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“The Republican State Committee waited as long as we could to make this decision and considered many alternatives. However, this was the only option – with the uncertainty of future restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic – that provided certainty that our delegates would be able to vote for our party’s nominees,” said Kyle Hupfer, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.

The convention will include speeches from each attorney general candidate and Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch as well as a keynote address from Governor Eric Holcomb.

The convention will be livestreamed and broadcast live by our partners at WISH-TV.

Voting will be conducted by mail and delegates are expected to receive ballots around June 22. The committee says ballots will be counted on July 10.

The voting process requires a winning candidate to receive at least 50% plus one of all votes cast. Delegates will indicate their top choice on the ballot and then have the option to rank the remaining candidates. The candidate with the lowest vote total will the dropped.

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