Voter Registration

Are you (and those you know) registered to vote?  The deadline is quickly approaching!  You can now register online!

https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/

From the KY State Board of Elections:  “In order to be eligible to vote in the November 8, 2016, general election, you must submit your voter registration application by 4 p.m., local time, on October 11th, 2016.”

The 2016 Primary is Here for Kentucky!

Tomorrow, May 17th is the Republican Primary. Yes, we voted for President in the Kentucky Caucus, but now it’s time to vote for our State Representative, our State Senator, and our U.S. Senator.

Remember, there is no Democratic Opposition for the State Senator candidates – so one of the individuals running on the Republican Ballot WILL BE our next State Senator, representing Boyle, Lincoln and Pulaski Counties!

Please see the sample ballot below to determine your choice and get out the vote tomorrow!

May 17 Sample Ballot for 2016 Primary in Kentucky

2nd Congressional District Nominates Delegates and Alternates

2016 Kentucky 2nd Congressional District Convention

On Saturday, April 16th, five delegates and alternate delegates from the Boyle County Republican party traveled to Bowling Green to participate in the 2nd Congressional District GOP Convention. These delegates had been elected in the Boyle County Republican Mass Meeting held on March 10th.

Those in attendance at the 2nd District Convention included: Stephen Knight (Committee on Permanent Organization), George Coomer (Rules Committee), Mike Harmon (Credentials Committee), James Monroe (Resolutions Committee), and Tom Tye (Nominations Committee).

The 2nd Congressional District is comprised of the west central portion of Kentucky. Of the state’s 46 total delegates at the Republican National Convention, three will represent the 2nd District.

Nominated and elected as delegates or alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention from the 2nd District were:

  • Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton – Delegate
  • Todd Inman, Davis Co. – Delegate
  • Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Delegate
  • Harry Barry, Hardin Co. – Alternate
  • Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Alternate
  • Steve Hesselbrock, Spencer Co. – Alternate

The intent of the nomination committee was to select delegates and alternates to represent the breadth of the 2nd District.

Additionally, over the course of the meeting the following individuals were selected as Permanent Committee members:

  • Shaska Hines, Edmonston Co. – Credentials Committee
  • Aaron Whitten, Grayson Co. – Resolutions Committee
  • Greg Goatley, Washington Co. – Rules Committee
  • Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Nominations Committee
  • Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Committee on Permanent Organization

These individuals will join their counter parts from the other five districts in Kentucky for the State Convention taking place on Saturday, April 23, in Lexington and will bear the responsibility of nominating the final delegates for Kentucky.

The 2016 Republican National Convention is slated to take place July 18th through the 21st at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  Additional information on the National GOP Convention can be found here.

The Caucus is a Week Away!

7 Days til the CaucusIf you haven’t already marked your calendars, you need to do so now! The First EVER Republican Presidential Caucus in Kentucky will be held on:

March 5th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boyle County High School

We hope to have every Republican in Boyle County will come out to have their vote for President counted! The entire nation will be watching what we do right here in Kentucky! Your vote has never mattered more.

While at the caucus you can get information from candidates will be running in the special election and in the primary on May 17th, 2016. Representatives from the Presidential Candidates’ Campaigns may also set up tables. We will also have registration information for anyone who wishes to register Republican. (Please note, that you had to be registered by December 31st to vote in the Caucus — but getting registered now will get you ready for the next time!)

You can arrive any time after 10 a.m. and before 4 p.m. — but don’t be late! Anyone in line at 4 p.m. will be allowed to vote, but anyone arriving after 4 p.m. will not be able to participate.

Our Neighbors in nearby counties will vote in their own counties at these locations:

  • Casey County will vote at the Ag Expo Center
  • Lincoln County will caucus at the Lincoln County Public Library
  • Mercer County residents will cast their ballot at Mercer County High School
  • Garrard County will caucus at the Garrard County Courthouse

If you have any questions about who is still running in the Republican race, if you live outside these counties and want to know where you should vote in the Kentucky Caucus, or if you have other questions about the Kentucky Republican Caucus and how it works, visit KYCaucus.com for the answers.

Notice of Nominating Meeting for Vacancy in House District 54

A Special Election Nominating Meeting for vacancy in House District 54 will be on January 7th, 2016 at 6:00pm ET at the Junction City Community Center located at 780 Shelby Street (State HWY 300), Junction City, KY 40440.

Click for Directions

Please click on the links below for PDF documents containing the following information:

The Special Election for House District 54 will Occur On Tuesday March 8th, 2016.

Tom Tye on WHIR and in the Advocate Messenger

Tom Tye, Chair of the Boyle County Republican Party

Tom Tye, Chair
Boyle County Republican Party

Our Local Party Chairman, Tom Tye appeared on The Advocates For America Radio Network and spoke with Tomas Mauricio about the upcoming 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus to take place on March 5th, 2016 from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
Listen to the interview on WHIR, here:

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Republicans Ramp Up in District 54

Boyle County Kentucky Republican PartyAn article on BluegrassConservative.com, released yesterday, included an interview with our own Party Chair, Tom Tye. The article listed the current Republican candidates for Mike Harmon’s seat as State Representative for District 54: Daniel Elliot, Steve Evans, Tom Ellis, and James Monroe. The seat is open following Harmon’s winning campaign for State Auditor this fall.

It also stated that the party on the left side of the aisle has still not managed to come up with a single candidate to run for the seat.

Read the entire article here: http://bluegrassconservative.com/2015/12/22/will-democrats-concede-defeat-in-district-54/

Want To Vote in the Kentucky Caucus?

Kentucky Caucus LogoWant to Vote in the Caucus?

If you plan to vote in the 2016 Kentucky Caucus, you will need to register Republican… ASAP. The end of next month is the deadline! So here’s the easy way to do it:

Download the Kentucky Voter Registration Card (pre-customized for those who wish to change parties in Boyle County by our own Tom Tye) and follow these instructions (also by Boyle County Republican Chair, Tom Tye):

Instructions for the Voter Registration Card

Download the registration form that I have completed for you.  It was filled in and printed from the State Board of Elections website. There are two additional things that you will need to add to the form:

  • Fill in your Social Security Number
  • Sign the card

You can fold and tape the form in order to mail it in (if you print it off double-sided). If not, you can place the form into a stamped envelope and mail that to the State Board of Elections:

State Board of Elections
140 Walnut Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-3236

If there are any errors on the card, or if you have any questions, give me a call (Tom Tye) at: 859-583-5142. You can also email me at:  tomtye08@gmail.com. On behalf of the Boyle County Republican Party, let me thank you again for registering as a Republican.  We appreciate your support.

For more information about the Boyle County Republican Party, you can visit our social media platforms at: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

If you want to learn more about the 2016 Kentucky Caucus, visit www.KYCaucus.com