11 Apr

August 4 Election Information




Official Republican Ballot – Click to Enlarge

For the OFFICIAL BALLOT you will see when you enter
the voting booth please CLICK HERE.

Early Voting Locations
Federal and State Primaries and County General Elections
August 4, 2016
July 15th through July 30th

Shelby County Office Building
157 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Friday, July 15, 2016 – Saturday, July 30, 2016
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Weekdays
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 16th
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 23rd and July 30th
(See List Below)

Monday, July 18, 2016 – Saturday, July 30, 2016
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Weekdays
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 23rd and July 30th


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04 Mar

How to Become The President

The Election Process

A baby stroller with a baby inside.U.S. Constitution’s Requirements for a Presidential Candidate

  • At least 35 years old
  • A natural born citizen of the United States
  • A resident of the United States for 14 years


Step 1: Primaries and Caucuses

A person speaking in front of an audience.There are many people who want to be president. Each of these people have their own ideas about how our government should work. People with similar ideas belong to the same political party, this is where primaries and caucuses come in. Candidates from each political party campaign throughout the country to win the favor of their party members.

  • Caucus: In a caucus, party members select the best candidate through a series of discussions and votes.
  • Primary: In a primary, party members vote for the best candidate that will represent them in the general election.


A presidential candidate choosing a vice presidential candidateStep 2: National Conventions

Each party holds a national convention to finalize the selection of one presidential nominee. At each convention, the presidential candidate chooses a running-mate (vice presidential candidate).


Step 3: General Election

People lining up to vote.The presidential candidates campaign throughout the country in an attempt to win the support of the general population.

People in every state across the country vote for one president and one vice president. When people cast their vote, they are actually voting for a group of people known as electors.


Step 4: Electoral College

A map of the U.S.In the Electoral College system, each state gets a certain number of electors, based on each state’s total number of representation in Congress.

Each elector casts one electoral vote following the general election; there are a total of 538 electoral votes. The candidate that gets more than half (270) wins the election.

The president-elect and vice president-elect take the oath of office and are inaugurated in January.

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29 Feb

Presidential Primary Information

Election Day (Primary Election) is Tuesday, March 1. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

For a sample ballot CLICK HERE.
To find your voting location CLICK HERE.
For a complete list of polling locations CLICK HERE.

Finally, for a detailed explanation on how the Republican primary process works in Tennessee CLICK HERE.

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21 Feb

Presidential Primary Guide

Yes it’s confusing. We get a lot of phone calls and emails about the Tennessee Republican Presidential Primary. Early voting ends on Tuesday, February 23. Actual election day is March 1st.

Now, about all those delegates…

Joey Garrison from The Tennessean has written a good article on the process. It can be read by clicking HERE.

The Tennessee GOP has also written a very good guide and it can be downloaded HERE (Adobe Acrobat required).

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23 Jan

Get Your 2016 Membership Sticker!

2016stickerThe 2016 Membership Stickers are here! If you have already joined for the 2016 Calendar year your stickers will be mailed if not picked up at Lincoln Day on February 20th.

If you would like to join, please follow this LINK and join at the highest membership level you can. Your membership dues help us keep the doors open and we have a very busy 2016 planned! It’s time to win back the White House!

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13 Dec

Shelby County YR’s Donate Funds

The Shelby County Young Republican’s donated $2500.00 to the Republican Party of Shelby County. The funds will be used for the 2016 Republican Ballot which will be mailed throughout Shelby County during the fall elections.

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30 Nov

Christmas Party

The Republican Party of Shelby County will hold its annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 13.

If you have paid your 2016 dues(or pay them at the door), you are welcomed to attend a members-only briefing at 1:30 PM by GOP General Council John Ryder.

Otherwise, we hope you will join us at 2:30 PM.

For a map and more information click HERE.

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30 Oct

Runoff Election Sample Ballot

The official Republican Party of Shelby County Runoff Ballot may be downloaded by clicking HERE.


SCRP Ballot runoff - emp-page-001


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29 Oct

Dr. Ben Carson in West Memphis


Dr. Ben Carson will be in West Memphis, Arkansas on Friday, October 30th in at West Memphis High School . The doors will open at 4:00 pm and the rally will start at 6:00 pm. Dr. Carson will share his inspirational story and his vision for our country’s future. This is our time to heal, inspire, and revive the country we love so much.

Ben Carson Presidential Campaign Rally
Friday, October 30th
Doors open at 4:00 PM – 6:00 – 8:00 PM
West Memphis High School – Lehr Arena
501 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301


Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of any Presidential candidate as the Republican Party of Shelby County does not endorse in contested primaries. No RPSC funds have been used to support Dr. Carson’s visit to West Memphis or this event. 


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10 Oct

Memphis City Elections Update

The following City Council positions have been decided:

  • District 1: Bill Morrison (78 percent)
  • District 6: Edmund H. Ford Jr. (72 percent)
  • District 8 Position 1: Joe Brown (69 percent)
  • District 8 Position 2: Janis Fullilove (77 percent)
  • District 8 Position 3: Martavius D. Jones (45 percent)
  • District 9 Position 1: Kemp Conrad (70 percent)
  • District 9 Position 2: Philip C. Spinosa Jr. (47 percent)
  • District 9 Position 3: Reid Hedgepeth (61 percent)

The position of City Court clerk has also been decided; Kay Spalding Robilio received 26 percent of the vote, just edging out Wanda Halbert at 25 percent.

In several City Council District races, a candidate did not get the required 50 percent, meaning a runoff is needed to decide the winner.

The following races will be decided by a runoff:

  • District 2: Frank Colvett Jr. (49.5 percent) and Rachel Knox (23 percent)
  • District 3: Patrice Jordan Robinson (48 percent) and Keith O. Williams (21 percent)
  • District 4: Jamita E. Swearengen (33 percent) and Doris Deberry-Bradshaw (24 percent)
  • District 5: Worth Morgan (32 percent) and Dan Springer (23 percent)
  • District 7: Berlin Boyd (26 percent) and Anthony Anderson (24 percent)

The runoff elections will be held Nov. 19.

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