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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct / House District Caucuses: Tuesday 10 April - Saturday 14 April 20121
State Party Convention: Friday 11 May - Sunday 13 May 2012
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
24 total delegate votes - 12 district / 5 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 5 April 2011 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of May 2011.
Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date. Alaska and Hawaii are considered neighboring states of Washington and Oregon. [Reg 5.1.B Article I.C.2.b]
From The Republic on 15 March 2012: Alaska Democrats holding caucuses next month; candidates are President Obama, activist Terry. Thanks to Michael Straw for the link.
20 April 2012: Telephone call to the Alaska Democratic Party: 100% of the caucus vote went to Obama. Terry was not an option.
Participation in ALASKA's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Persons who wish to become Democrats shall be afforded the opportunity to register or re-register as a Democrat.
Tuesday 10 April - Saturday 14 April 2012: Tier 1 Precinct/House District Caucuses. All precincts within House Districts combine to hold House District-wide Caucuses to choose delegates to the State Convention. Such delegates are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the Caucus. There are multiple rounds of voting call "fan-outs". In each round candidates receiving less than 15% of the vote are eliminated. The apportionment of delegates to the National Convention by Presidential Preference will be determined by the delegates at the State Convention but can be estimated using the results of today's caucuses.
Friday 11 May - Sunday 13 May 2012: Tier 2 - State Convention. The Alaska State Democratic Convention convenes. 19 of 24 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives at the State Convention.
The Alaska State Convention elects the delegates to the National Convention.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
293 people attended the 2012 Convention and all Presidential Preference votes were for President Obama. Randall Terry was disqualified. Source: Alaska Democrats, 10 February 2013.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Alaska Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Gary D Black||Fairbanks|
|Matthew W Claman||Anchorage|
|Angela S Cox||Barrow|
|Michael E Davis||Dillingham|
|Charles O Degnan||Unalakleet|
|Harriet A Drummond||Anchorage|
|Janice Golub||Fort Wainwright|
|Katherine T Hurley||Wasilla|
|Nanci A Jones||North Pole|
|Virgie M King||Fairbanks|
|Elstun W Lauesen||Anchorage|
|Kimberly L Metcalfe||Juneau|
|Lawrence A Murakami||Fairbanks|
|Leslie D Ridle||Washington|
|David A Smith||Ward Cove|
|Kathrine "Casey" Steinau||Wasilla|
|Michael J Wenstrup||Fairbanks|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Alaska State Constitution|
|• Infobases (Statutes)|
|• Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC|
|• Alaska Division of Elections|
|• Alaska Division of Elections|
|• Alaska Public Offices Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Alaska Legislature|
|• Alaska State Legislature's House Majority|
|• House of Representatives|
|• State Senate|
|• Alaska Democrats|
|• Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus|
|• Alaska's Democratic Legislators|
|Media & others|
|• Alaska Dispatch - Anchorage|
|• Anchorage Daily News|
|• Homer Tribune - Homer|
|• Juneau Empire|
|• Ketchikan Daily News|
|• Kodiak Daily Mirror|
|• KTUU TV - NBC - Anchorage|
|• KUAC FM - NPR/PBS - Fairbanks|
|• Nome Nugget|
|• Petersburg Pilot|
|• Politics1.com - Alaska|
|• The Alaska Star - Eagle River|
|• The Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks|
|• The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla|
|• The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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