Republican Executive Committee members were informed this week that delegates and alternates attending the state convention to elect delegates for the national convention will be charged $50 each to participate this year.
In an email sent out by Tim Sifert, communications director of the The Arizona Republican Party, committee members were informed of the new changes:
“Like all attendees, each Delegate and Alternate attending the state convention must buy a $50 ticket to attend.”
This is the first time elected state delegates have been asked to pay to participate in the selection of national delegates.
Some party members have raised concerns that this change will make it harder for young and low income delegates to be involved in the process when the state convention convenes in April.