15 August 2011

2012 Republican Primary/Caucus Calendar - TABLE ONLY


Republican Primaries / Caucuses 2012

Date
State
Type (O, S, C)
Allocation
Bound at Convention?
Delegates
Running total – delegates in play
01/07/2012
WY
County Conventions
Free and unbound
no
29 (see: 05/25-26-2012)
29
01/21/2012
SC (O)
Primary
WTA by CD (21 of 50) / 26 delegates WTA statewide (26 of 50) / 3 unpledged


Republicans want to close their primaries in SC, but a U.S. District Court judge ruled that they cannot do that and must resort to a convention or caucus if they want to keep out independent voters, who currently may pick a party on Election Day. As of May 31, 2011, the GOP had asked the judge to reconsider.
1st ballot.
2nd ballot if candidate gets 30% at convention.
50
79
01/24/2012
NH
Primary
Proportional (20 of 23) + 3 unpledged (Threshold = 10%). Any remaining after fractional allocation = WTA
N/A
23
102
01/31/2012
FL
Primary
81 of 99: WTA per CD / 18 of 99 WTA statewide
N/A
99
201
02/07-11/2012
AK
District Conventions (State convention on 03/15-17/2012
Proportional (25 of 28), 3 unpledged
N/A
28
229
02/06/2012
IA
Caucuses
Free and unbounded


Voters may change party on the day of the primary election or caucus.
N/A
28 (final allotment 06/08 and 09/2012)
257
02/07/2012
GA (O)
Primary
WTA per CD (42 of 75), WTA statewide (33 of 75)
N/A
75
332
02/07/2012
ME
Caucuses & Convention
Party selection (24 of 24) - all go to the convention as „unpledged“
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24
356
02/07/2012
MO (O)
Primary
WTA statewide (53 of 53)
N/A
53
409
02/07/2012
NJ
Primary
WTA statewide (50 of 50) / pledged
N/A
50
459
02/07/2012
ND (O)
Caucuses
If one candidate gets over 2/3, then WTA (25 of 28) / if not, then proportional (threshold = 15%). 3 unpledged
1st ballot
28
487
02/11/2012
KS
Caucuses / State Party Committee Meeting on 05/24/2012
WTA per CD (12 of 40), WTA statewide (28 of 40). Note the special rules for TIES.
If no candidate received the most votes in 2 or more congressional districts, then 25 delegates will go to the national convention not bound to any candidate. „
40
527
02/18/2012
NV
Caucuses / the State Convention is on 04/28/2012
Proportional (25 of 28) bounded. 3 unpledged
N/A
28
555
02/21/2012
WI (O)
Primary
WTA by CD (24 of 42) / WTA statewide (18 of 42)
Bound until released by the candidate or if the candidate goes under 1/3 of the total vote at the convention, then automatically unbound.
42
597
02/25/2012
Am. Samoa
Territorial Caucus
Free choice (6 of 9) / 3 unpledged
N/A
9
606
02/25/2012
N. Marianas
Commonwealth Convention
Free choice (6 of 9) / 3 unpledged
N/A
9
615
02/26/2012
Puerto Rico
Territorial Caucus
20 of 23: WTA if candidate gets 2/3. If 3 candidates get over 15%, then 10, 6 and 4. If 2 candidates get over 15%, then 13 and 7. 3 unpledged
Bound. No rules for unbounding. No release specifications.
23
638
02/28/2012
AZ (S)
Primary
WTA Statewide (24 of 27), 3 unpledged
54 bound. 3 unbound
57
695
Between 02/28/2012 and 03/06/2012. If before 03/06/2012, then MI must forfeit 1/2 of its delegates.
MI (O)
Primary (C)
WTA per CD (42 of 59) / Statewide proportional (14 of 59), threshold: 15% / 3 unpledged
1st ballot.
59
754
03/06/2012
MA (O)
Primary
Proportional per CD (27 of 41) / Proportional statewide (11 of 41) / 3 unpledged.
N/A
41
795
03/06/2012
OK
Primary
WTA per CD (15 of 40) / WTA statewide (25 of 40) / 3 unpledged

43
838
03/06/2012
TN (O)
Primary
If one candidate gets over 2/3, then WTA, both per CD (27 of 58) and statewide (15 of 58) / if not, then proportional (threshold = 20%) / 3 unpledged / the other 13 delegates are selected by committee on 04/07/2012
At least 2 ballots. (TCA §§2/13/307(b) )
58
896
03/06/2012
TX (O)
Primary
If majority win (over 50%), then WTA per CD (108 of 152) and statewide (41 of 152). If minority win, then 2 +1 per CD for the top two winners (threshold: 20%) and proportional for the statewide delegates (threshold: 20%).
N/A
152
1048
03/06/2012
VA (O)
Primary
WTA (all 49 delegates), no unpledged delegates.



In VAParties may choose to nominate by convention rather than by primary election.
1st ballot, unless released by the candidate before. As of the 2nd ballot, unbound.
49
1097
03/06/2012
VT (O)
Primary
WTA (all 17 delegates), no unpledged delegates.
2 ballots, then unbound
17
1114
03/10/2012
Guam
Territorial Caucus
Free choice (6 of 9) / 3 unpledged
N/A
9
1123
03/13/2012
HI
Precinct Caucuses
Proportional (17 of 20) / 3 unpledged
1st ballot, afterward unbound.
20
1143
03/13/2012
AL (O)
Primary
WTA by CD (21 of 50): threshold 20%. Under 20%, then proportional / WTA statewide (26 of 50) / 3 unpledged
N/A
50
1193
03/13/2012
MS (O)
Primary
WTA by CD (12 of 37) / WTA statewide (22 of 37) if majority win. If minority win, then proportional (threshold: 15%) / 3 unpledged
N/A
37
1230
03/20/2012
IL
Loophole“ Primary
56 of 69 though loophole. Go read the link. 3 unpledged
N/A
69
1299
03/24/2012
LA
Primary
If majority win, then WTA statewide (20 of 45), if not, then those 20 go unpledged to the State Convention (April 2012 – the other 22 delegates) / 3 unpledged
N/A
45
1344
03/31/2012 to 04/21/2012
03/31: MN-01, 02, 08
04/07: MN-04, 05, 06
04/21: MN-03, 07
MN (O)
District Conventions
Free-choice (24 of 40). The thirteen at-large delegates will be chosen at the State Convention. 3 unpledged
Unbound. The 13 at large delegates to be selected on 05/24-26/2012 may be bound, if directed by the convention.
40
1384
04/2012, no specific day yet
LA
State Convention
22 delegates (22 of 45), free choice
N/A
Already calculated
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04/03/2012
DC
Potomac Primary
WTA (16 of 19) / 3 unpledged
Bound until released. If candidate withdraws, then unpledged.
19
1403
04/03/2012
MD
Potomac Primary
WTA per CD (24 of 37) / WTA statewide (10 of 37) / 3 unpledged
First 2 ballots. No longer bound if the candidate either releases the delegates or receives less than 35% of the vote at the National Convention.




37
1440
04/07/2012
TN (O)
State Executive Committee
13 of 58 (see: 03/06/2012)
At least 2 ballots. (TCA §§2/13/307(b) )
(13 - already calculated)
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04/07/2012
Virgin Islands
Territorial Caucuses
Selected (6 of 9) / 3 unpledged
N/A
9
1449
04/24/2012
CT
East Coast Primary
WTA (25 of 28) / 3 unpledged
1st ballot
28
1477
04/24/2012
DE
East Coast Primary
WTA (17 of 17)
N/A
17
1494
04/24/2012
NY
East Coast Primary
WTA per CD (81 of 95) if majority vote in that CD. If no majority, then 2 + 1 for the top two candidates (threshold: 20%). If no one gets at least 20%, then the party divies up the delegates for that CD / WTA stateside for the at-large (11of 95) if majority win. If not, then proportional. 3 unpledged delegates.
N/A
95
1589
04/24/2012
PA
East Coast LOOPHOLE Primary (like MI)
59 congressional delegates / 10 at large / 3 party leaders – all go to the convention as „unpledged“
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72
1661
04/24/2012
RI
East Coast Primary
Proportional by state district (16 of 19) / 3 unpledged
Bound until released by the candidate under the 75% affirmation rule.
19
1680
05/08/2012
IN (O)
Primary
WTA per CD (27 of 46) / the other delegates will be chosen in June
N/A
46
1726
05/08/2012
NC
Primary
Proportional (55 of 55)
N/A
55
1781
05/08/2012
OH
Primary
WTA per CD (48of 66) / WTA statewide (15 of 66) / 3 unpledged
N/A
66
1847
05/08/2012
WV
???
Confusion, WV has changed the date many times, it may change yet again. Looks like WTA per CD (9of 31) / WTA statewide (19 of 31) / 3 unpledged
N/A
31
1878
05/15/2012
ID (O)
Non-binding Primary
Proportional for 80% of delegates (24 of 29) based on Statewide vote. The remaining 5 will be selected 06/14/12 at the State convention / 3 unpledged
1st ballot for pledged delegates.
32
1910
05/15/2012
OR
Primary
Proportional (29 of 29) per statewide results. Threshold = 3.5% !!
Bound until released or candidate falls under 35% at the national convention.
29
1939
05/22/2012
AR (O)
Primary
WTA per CD (12 of 36) if majority win. If not, then 2 +1 for the top 2 candidates. At large delegates (21 of 36): each candidate with at least 10% of the statewide vote gets 1 delegate. If majority win, then the winner gets the rest. If no majority win, then proportional for the rest under the top 3 candidates. / 3 unpledged
Bound unless released by the candidate.
36
1975
05/22/2012
KY
Primary
Proportional (42 of 45) by statewide results. Threshold = 15%. / 3 unpledged.
N/A
45
2020
05/22-23/2012
NY
State Committee
The remaining 11 delegates will be selected as „unpledged“. See: 04/24/2012
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(11, already calculated)
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05/24-26/2012
MN
State Convention
The remaining 13 at-large delegates will be selected by the party.
1st ballot.
Already calculated
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05/25-26/2012
WY
State Convention (the county conventions were 01/07/2012)
Remaining 17 delegates chosen. No specific method.
N/A
Already calculated

05/31-06/0272012
WA
State Convention
The primary was cancelled. 40 delegates will be selected, no specific method / 3 unpledged
N/A
43
2063
06/05/2012
CA
Primary
WTA per CD (159 of 172) / WTA statewide for the at-large (10 of 172) / 3 unpledged
Bound for 2 ballots or until candidate falls under 10% at the convention on the 1st ballot, or releases the delegates.
172
2235
06/05/2012
MT
Primary
Not specified. I assume WTA for all 26 delegates.
1st ballot, then can be released by the candidate.
26
2261
06/05/2012
NM
Primary
Proportional per Statewide vote (20 of 23): threshold = 15%. / 3 unpledged
N/A
23
2284
06/05/2012
SD (O)
Primary
Proportional per Statewide vote (25 of 28): threshold = 20%. / 3 unpledged
N/A
28
2312
06/26/2012
CO
Primary
Unspecified whether WTA or proportional. CO also does caucuses and the date is still moving. But all 36 delegates are considered „Unpledged“.
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36
2348
06/26/2012
UT
Primary
WTA per statewide vote (39 of 39)
1st ballot.
39
2387
07/14/2012
NE
Non-Binding Primary
Loophole Primary
The 35 delegates will be selectied on 07/14/2012 at the State Convention. This primary is only cosmetic.
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35
2422

3 comments:

  1. This is an awesome resource. However, I believe it needs a few updates. For example, it still lists the Iowa caucus as 02/06/2012 rather than its new date in January.

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  2. You are correct, I have been busy with my 51 state electoral bio project. The new calendar is coming out this week, probably after the IOWA caucues have happened. Sorry for the delay. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. You spurred me on to work a little more efficiently. The new calendar is up, here:

    http://rosenthalswelt.blogspot.com/2012/01/2012-gop-primary-season-calendar.html

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