Monday, September 26, 2011

The 2012 Presidential Primary Calendar (9/26/11)

The decisions by Colorado Republicans to move their precinct caucuses up to February 7 and by New Jersey acting-Governor Kim Guadagno to sign legislation moving the Garden state presidential primary away from that date means another change to the 2012 presidential primary calendar. Maine Republicans have also selected a time for their caucuses as well in the time since the Kansas Republican caucuses came to light.

[Note: Please make note of the fact that for clarity any subsequent changes to the calendar that are made will appear in the clean version form and not the marked up versions that have been added in the past.]

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2012 Presidential Primary Calendar

Yet to decide/be confirmed:
Iowa Republicans
New Hampshire
Nevada Republicans
South Carolina Republicans
Florida
Georgia
Missouri
Wisconsin
Alaska Republicans
North Dakota Republicans 
Washington Republicans

February 2012
Monday, February 6:
Iowa Democratic caucuses  (based on DNC rules and submitted delegate selection plan)

Saturday, February 4:
(through February 11) Maine Republican caucuses 


Tuesday, February 7:
Colorado Republican caucuses 
Minnesota Republican caucuses
Missouri (could move to March 6)

Saturday, February 18:
Nevada Democratic caucuses (based on DNC rules and submitted delegate selection plan)

Tuesday, February 21:
Wisconsin (bill moving primary to April 3 awaiting gubernatorial action)

Tuesday, February 28:
Arizona
Michigan (bill keeping primary on February 28 awaiting gubernatorial action)
South Carolina Democratic primary (based on DNC rules and submitted delegate selection plan)

March 2012
Tuesday, March 6 (Super Tuesday):
Colorado Democratic caucuses 
Idaho Republican caucuses 
Massachusetts (active legislation would move primary to June -- unlikely to pass)
Minnesota Democratic caucuses 
Ohio
Oklahoma 
Tennessee 
Texas 
Vermont
Virginia
(through March 10) Wyoming Republican caucuses

Saturday, March 10: 
Kansas Republican caucuses


Sunday, March 11:
Maine Democratic caucuses


Tuesday, March 13:
Alabama 
Hawaii Republican caucuses
Mississippi
Utah Democratic caucuses

Tuesday, March 20
Illinois

Saturday, March 24:
Louisiana 


April 2012
Tuesday, April 3:
Maryland
Washington, DC

Saturday, April 7:
Hawaii Democratic caucuses
Wyoming Democratic caucuses

Saturday, April 14:
Idaho Democratic caucuses 
Kansas Democratic caucuses 
Nebraska Democratic caucuses

Sunday, April 15:
Alaska Democratic caucuses
Washington Democratic caucuses

Tuesday, April 24:
Connecticut
Delaware
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island 


May 2012
Saturday, May 5:
Michigan Democratic caucuses


Tuesday, May 8:
Indiana
North Carolina (active legislation would move primary to March 6 -- unlikely to pass)
West Virginia

Tuesday, May 15:
Nebraska
Oregon

Tuesday, May 22:
Arkansas 
Kentucky 


June 2012
Tuesday, June 5:
California
Montana
New Jersey 
New Mexico
North Dakota Democratic caucuses
South Dakota

Tuesday, June 26:
Utah (Republicans only)


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2 comments:

MysteryPolitico said...

Why is Michigan listed as "yet to be decided"? It's on Feb. 28, and the primary bill wouldn't change the date.

Also, I found another reference to Washington caucuses being on March 3, this one on the website for the Kitsap County GOP:

http://www.kitsaprepublicans.com/info_chairman.php

But still nothing from the state GOP itself. It looks like they may have set the caucus date without actually telling the media.

Josh Putnam said...

Ha! A fabulous point on Michigan. I have lumped them in with the rest for too long now. Good catch.

The DNC requirement that delegate selection plans be posted online for public comment spoils those following this stuff across both parties. The RNC just doesn't do that and it is much harder to track delegate information for caucus states.

That said, the county party site is a step much closer to official. Thanks.