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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Alabama Straw Poll: Saturday 29 October 2011
Primary: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Delegate Selection: District: Winner-Take-All or top two; Statewide: Proportional,
Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
50 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 21 re: 7 congressional districts / 3 party / 16 bonus
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
4 April 2012: Information on CD 7 dispute Alabama Republican Party still reviewing primary ballots as one presidential delegate hangs in the balance from al.com. The allocation will be either Santorum 2, Romney 1 or Santorum 2, Gingrich 1.
18 April 2012: CD 7 dispute is settled - Gingrich to keep questioned Alabama delegate after primary election review from al.com. The Alabama Secretary of State has certified the results of the 13 March primary. In CD 7, Santorum came in first place (2 delegates) and Gingrich came in second place (1 delegate). The final statewide allocation is Santorum 22, Gingrich 13, Romney 12. Thanks to Matthew Tanner for the link.
Saturday 29 October 2011: Tuscaloosa Alabama Straw Poll. 347 votes. Herman Cain 51%, Ron Paul 45%, Newt Gingrich 1%, Rick Perry 1%, Mitt Romney 1%, Gary Johnson 0%, Rick Santorum 0%. Source: al.com.
This is an open primary. Voters may request a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.
Tuesday 13 March 2012: 47 of 50 of Alabama's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Alabama Presidential Primary.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Alabama's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegates must file a Declaration of Candidacy on or before 13 January 2012. Delegate candidates may run in either the CD where he/she votes or for the statewide (at-large) positions, but not both. Delegates bind themselves to Presidential contenders on the Declaration.
There are 47 National Convention delegate "place numbers" on the primary ballot-- 3 for each of the 7 Congressional districts and 26 statewide. Delegates run for each "place number". A delegate's name and "place number" appears on the ballot below the Presidential candidate's name unless the delegate is unopposed for that "place number". If there is more than one candidate for a place number, the delegate receiving the most votes for that "place number" is elected. Should candidate withdraw, delegates for that candidate may either withdraw or become uncommitted. Find the delegates who have filed here.
Voters cast ballots for no more than one Presidential candidate and that candidates delegates. The voter cannot vote for one Presidential candidate and the delegates for another.
National Convention District Alternate delegates are elected by the Congressional District Committee. Statewide alternates are elected by the Republican Executive Committee.
No person named as a delegate or alternate delegate pledged to a person as the Republican nominee for President of the United States shall cast a contrary vote at such convention unless first released by (a) public statement or in writing by such presidential candidate or (b) two-thirds vote of all members of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention similarly pledged; and the vote of any person who attempts to violate the provisions hereof shall not be allowed, but such vote may instead be cast for the person to whom such delegate or alternate delegate is pledged either by the Chairman of the Alabama Delegation to the Republican National Convention or by the Secretary of such Convention.
On 9 June 2011, Governor Robert J. "Bob" Bentley (Republican) signed HB 425 (introduced 31 March 2011 by Representative Steve Clouse [Republican]). In Presidential election years, the law moves the Presidential preference primary (previously on the 1st Tuesday in February) and the regular partisan primary (previously on the 1st Tuesday in June) to the 2nd Tuesday in March. In non-Presidential election years, the regular partisan primary is held, as it was before, on the 1st Tuesday in June.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• Alabama Secretary of State|
|• Elections Division / Alabama Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Alabama Legislature|
|• Alabama Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• al.com - Everything Alabama|
|• Alabama Political Reporter|
|• Andalusia Star News|
|• Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper|
|• DMOZ - Alabama|
|• Hartselle Enquirer|
|• Mobile Register|
|• Montgomery Advertiser|
|• Politics1.com - Alabama|
|• The Cullman Times|
|• The Daily Home - Talladega|
|• The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro|
|• The Decatur Daily|
|• The Demopolis Times|
|• The Dothan Eagle|
|• The Gadsden Times|
|• The Messinger - Troy|
|• The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika|
|• The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin|
|• The Star - Anniston|
|• The Times-Journal - Fort Payne|
|• The Valley Times-News - Lanett|
|• Times Daily - Florence|
|• Tuscaloosa News|
|• WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville|
|• WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville|
|• WAKA TV - CBS - Montgomery|
|• WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)|
|• WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham|
|• WHNT TV - Huntsville|
|• WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery|
|• WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)|
|• WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery|
|• WVTM TV - NBC - Birmingham|
|• Yellowhammer - Montgomery|
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