The Green Papers
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
These pages contain a combination of preliminary, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2008 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2012.
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 28 February 2012 (tentative date)
District and Country Conventions: Saturday 7 April - Saturday 21 April 2012 (tentative date)
District Caucus and State Convention: Saturday 12 May 2012 (tentative date)
|Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-All,|
Polling hours 6:00a MST (1300 UTC) to 7:00p MST (0200 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
58 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 27 re: 9 congressional districts / 3 party / 18 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates associated therewith, are unofficial and based on the state's 2008 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2012.
21 July 2011: from Capitol Media Services - Brewer eyes moving Arizona's presidential primary to [the last Tuesday in January.
2 September 2011 from Fox News - Arizona Governor Will Not Move State's Presidential Primary to Jan. 31.
2 September 2011: Statement by Governor Jan Brewer - Arizona Presidential Debate - "Just as important as what I'm announcing today is what I'm not announcing: a formal date for Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election. I will for the time being keep my options open."
12 September 2011: Statement from Governor Jan Brewer Establishing Arizona’s 2012 Presidential Primary on February 28, 2012-- "Today I signed a proclamation establishing February 28 as the date of Arizona’s 2012 Presidential Preference Election. It has always been a priority of mine to ensure that Arizona and its voters play an influential role in the nomination process ..."
The Arizona Republican Party may be sanctioned according to party rules: "No primary ... to elect, select, allocate, or bind delegates to the national convention shall occur prior to Tuesday 6 March 2012 .... Except Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada may begin their processes at any time on or after 1 February 2012) ... [Rule 15(b)]. If a state party violates the timing rules ... the number of delegates from that state is reduced by 50%.[Rule 16(a), 16(e)(1)].
Tuesday 28 February 2012 (tentative date): 55 of 58 of Arizona's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in today's Arizona Presidential Primary.
Saturday 7 April - Saturday 21 April 2012 (tentative date): The District and County Conventions elect delegates to the state convention.
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Last Modified: Wed Oct 12 2011 20:50:21 GMT-0700 (US Mountain Standard Time)