MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota’s two major political parties, the Democratic-NPL and the Republican Party, hold their state conventions in the spring of election years. Usually, they occur about a week or so apart from each other around the end of March or the beginning of April, and several weeks ahead of the June primary balloting.
Those are endorsing conventions at which party activists do things like vote on policy resolutions and endorse statewide candidates, though those candidates, by state law, aren’t officially the nominees until after the June vote.
For the Republicans, that practice might change this cycle.
The NDGOP may well choose to move its 2022 state convention to some date after the June primary vote.