Missouri Republicans will be forced to pick their 2024 presidential candidate through a caucus rather than a primary after the legislature missed a deadline.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 2:28 p.m. Oct. 13 to include information about the Warren County caucus.
Missouri Republicans will not have a presidential primary in 2024 after the Missouri legislature missed a deadline to reinstate it.
The primary would have been March 12, but now Republicans will have to caucus on March 2 instead.
The caucuses are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and those participating should be expected to stay for a while.
According to Bev Ehlen, chairwoman of the Warren County Republican Party, registration begins at 9:15 a.m. March 2 in the lower level training room at the Warren County Administration Building, 101 Mockingbird Lane in Warrenton.
Lawmakers eliminated the state-run presidential primary in 2022. The Missouri House failed to pass a bill to reinstate the presidential primary in April.
Missouri Democrats will have their primary using mail-in voting and an in-person election on March 23.
About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at email@example.com