2012 PRESIDENTIAL AND CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DATES (Data as of 10/24/11) Note: Dates Subject to Change / S Indicates Senate Election / General

Election Date 11/6/12

Establishing the date for a Presidential primary, and determining the type of Presidential primary held, varies from state to state. This is due to differences in state statutes, party constitutions, party rules and regulations, party by-laws, and delegate selection plans. In some states, a caucus and/or convention may be held instead of a Presidential primary election. Other states may use a combination of both caucuses and primaries for delegate selection. This state-by-state variation should be kept in mind when examining this listing of dates for the 2012 Presidential primaries. Questions concerning a state’s primary election procedure should be addressed to the state’s Election Director. The dates listed are tentative and subject to change.

STATE

Alabama Alaska American Samoa Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware D.C. Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire

PRESIDENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CAUCUS DATE DATE 3/13
Pending

n/a 2/28
Pending

CONGRESSIONAL CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY RUNOFF DATE DATE 3/13 4/24 8/28 n/a S S 8/28
Pending Pending

6/5 2/7 (Republicans) 3/6 (Democrats) 4/24 4/24 4/3 1/31 3/6 n/a
Pending 3/6 (Republicans) 4/14 (Democrats)

6/5 6/26 8/14 9/11 4/3 8/14 7/31 9/1 8/11 5/15 3/20 5/8 6/5 8/7 5/22 11/6 6/12 4/3 9/18 (Likely to Change) 8/7 8/14 3/13 8/7 6/5 5/15 6/12 9/11

S S S

8/21

S

3/20 5/8 1/3
Pending

S

5/22 3/24
Pending

12/1

4/3 3/6 2/28 2/7 3/13 2/7 6/5 5/15 1/21 (Democrats) 2/4 (Republicans)
Pending

S S S S S S S S S S

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2012 PRESIDENTIAL AND CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DATES (Data as of 10/24/11) Note: Dates Subject to Change / S Indicates Senate Election / General Election Date 11/6/12

STATE

New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota
N. Mariana Islands

PRESIDENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS DATE PRIMARY DATE 6/5 6/5 4/24 5/8
Pending

Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Virgin Islands Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

n/a 6/12 3/6 5/15 4/24 (Tentative)
n/a

4/24 1/21 (Republicans) 1/28 (Democrats) 6/5 3/6 3/6 6/26 3/6 3/6 n/a 5/8 4/3

CONGRESSIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RUNOFF PRIMARY DATE DATE 6/5 S 6/5 S S Pending 5/8 7/17 6/12 S n/a 3/6 (U.S. Senate) S 6/12 (U.S. House) 6/26 8/28 5/15 4/24 (Tentative) S 3/18 9/11 S 6/12 6/26 S S S S S S S S S 6/5 8/2 3/6 6/26 8/28 6/12 9/8 8/7 5/8
Pending

6/26 5/22

3/13 (Democrats)

9/22

3/3 (Republicans) 4/15 (Democrats)
Pending

8/21

Notes: 1. In Connecticut and Utah, conventions are held by the political parties prior to the primary. In Virginia, parties may choose to nominate by convention rather than by primary election. (In other states, such as Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas, it is possible that minor parties may schedule conventions to nominate candidates.) Sources: State Election Offices, Statutes, State Parties and News Articles Compiled by: Public Disclosure Division, Office of Communications, Federal Election Commission 800/424-9530 (option 2), or 202/694-1120

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2012 PRESIDENTIAL AND CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DATES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (Data as of 10/24/11) Note: Dates Subject to Change / S Indicates Senate Election / General Election Date 11/6/12
STATE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DATE PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS DATE STATE CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DATE 3/6 (U.S. Senate only) CONGRESSIONAL RUNOFF DATE

Iowa Nevada South Carolina South Carolina Florida Nevada Minnesota Colorado Missouri Arizona Michigan Washington Colorado Georgia Idaho Massachusetts Ohio Oklahoma Tennessee Texas Vermont Virginia Alabama Mississippi Utah Illinois Louisiana D.C. Maryland Wisconsin Idaho Washington Connecticut Delaware New York Pennsylvania Rhode Island Indiana North Carolina West Virginia Nebraska Oregon Kentucky California

1/3 1/21 (Democrats) 1/21 (Republicans) 1/28 (Democrats) 1/31 2/4 (Republicans) 2/7 2/7 (Republicans) 2/7 2/28 2/28 3/3 (Republicans) 3/6 (Democrats) 3/6 3/6 (Republicans) 3/6 3/6 3/6 3/6 3/6 3/6 3/6 3/13 3/13 3/13 (Democrats) 3/20 3/24 4/3 4/3 4/3 4/14 (Democrats) 4/15 (Democrats) 4/24 4/24 4/24 4/24 (Tentative) 4/24 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/15 5/15 5/22 6/5

S Ohio S Texas Alabama S Mississippi Puerto Rico Illinois D.C. S Maryland S Pennsylvania S Indiana North Carolina S West Virginia Idaho S Nebraska Oregon Kentucky S California Iowa S Montana S New Jersey S New Mexico South Dakota S Maine S Nevada S North Dakota Ohio South Carolina S Virginia Colorado Oklahoma S Utah Georgia S Tennessee Kansas S Michigan S Missouri S Washington S Hawaii S Connecticut S Florida S Minnesota S Wyoming Alaska S Arizona
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3/6 3/13 3/13 3/18 3/20 4/3 4/3 4/24 (Tentative) 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/15 5/15 5/15 5/22 6/5 6/5 6/5 6/5 6/5 6/5 6/12 6/12 6/12 6/12 (U.S. House) 6/12 6/12 6/26 6/26 6/26 7/31 8/2 8/7 8/7 8/7 8/7 8/11 8/14 8/14 8/14 8/21 8/28 8/28

5/22 4/24 4/3

7/17

6/26

6/26 8/28 8/21

2012 PRESIDENTIAL AND CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DATES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (Data as of 10/24/11) Note: Dates Subject to Change / S Indicates Senate Election / General Election Date 11/6/12
STATE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DATE PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS DATE STATE CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DATE CONGRESSIONAL RUNOFF DATE

Montana New Jersey New Mexico South Dakota Ohio Utah Alaska Arkansas Hawaii Kansas Maine New Hampshire North Dakota Wyoming

6/5 6/5 6/5 6/5 6/12 6/26
Pending Pending Pending Pending Pending Pending Pending Pending

S Vermont Guam Virgin Islands S Delaware New Hampshire S Rhode Island S Massachusetts Louisiana Arkansas S New York S Wisconsin

8/28 9/1 9/8 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/18 (Likely to Change) 11/6
Pending Pending Pending

9/22

12/1
Pending

Sources: State Election Offices, Statutes, State Parties and News Articles Compiled by: Public Disclosure Division, Office of Communications, Federal Election Commission 800/424-9530 (option 2), or 202/694-1120

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