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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Non-binding Primary: Tuesday 28 February 2012 (cancelled)
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 31 March 20121
State Convention: Saturday 21 April 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
80 total delegate votes - 46 district / 15 at large; 9 Pledged PLEOs; 10 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 3 April 2012 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as amended and approved by the Democratic National Committee on December 15, 2011.
31 March 2012 from azcentral: Arizona Democrats nominate Obama. "Obama was the only person on the ballot..." Thanks to Andrew Watiker for the link.
Participation in Arizona's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Only registered Democrats are allowed to participate in the state-run caucuses.
President Barack Obama, the only candidate who filed the appropriate paperwork for the office of President of the United States in the 2012 Arizona Presidential Preference Caucus, will receive all 70 pledged delegates.
Saturday 31 March 2012: 70 of 80 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Arizona Presidential Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.
Saturday 31 March 2012 Congressional District Caucuses meet to elect National Convention district level delegates according to the results of the caucuses.
Saturday 21 April 2012: State Convention and State Committee Meeting
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 10 National Convention delegates consist of
These 10 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
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 28 February 2012 start date is before the 6 March 2012 window and could expose the state to Rule 20.C.1. Sanctions. The Arizona legislature adjourned Sine Die on 20 April 2011. No bills were consider to change the date of the primary.
On 10 September 2011, Frank Leone (DNC Virginia) re: DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee Meeting Report wrote that Arizona, Florida, and Georgia Democratic Parties will begin their delegate selection process using a caucus should their states decide to hold a pre-window primary.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Arizona Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Rita Jo Anthony||Phoenix|
|Francisco (Frank) Bernal||Yuma|
|Don Bivens||Paradise Valley|
|Virgel Cain||Cave Creek|
|Christopher Campas||Sierra Vista|
|Mary Desio||Apache Junction|
|Connie Finneman||Queen Creek|
|Kristen Emily Foster||Phoenix|
|Lena Fowler||Tuba City|
|John R Goodie||Gilbert|
|Adelita S Grijalva||Tucson|
|Ruby Ivery||Casa Grande|
|Marie Lopez Rogers||Avondale|
|James J Matwijkow||Phoenix|
|W. Barry McCain||Casa Grande|
|Mary Nickum||Fountain Hills|
|John Nickum||Fountain Hills|
|Barbara Njos||Apache Junction|
|Peggy Pierce||Green Valley|
|William G Roe||Tucson|
|Jacqueline Sandoval||Litchfield Park|
|Dennis Van Roekel||Phoenix|
|Henry M Wade Jr.||Maricopa|
|Carolyn Warner||Paradise Valley|
|Beth Weisser||Golden Valley|
|Mary R Wilcox||Phoenix|
|Jonathan C Williams||Phoenix|
|Jim Woodbrey||Green Valley|
|Harriet H Young||Flagstaff|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Arizona Constitution|
|• Arizona Secretary of State|
|• Citizens Clean Elections Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Arizona House of Representatives|
|• Arizona Revised Statutes|
|• Arizona State Senate|
|• Arizona Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Arizona Capitol Times - Phoenix|
|• Arizona Daily Star - Tucson|
|• Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff|
|• Blog For Arizona|
|• East Valley Tribune - Mesa|
|• KGUN TV - ABC - Tucson|
|• Kingman Daily Miner|
|• KOLD TV - CBS - Tucson|
|• Payson Roundup|
|• Politics1.com - Arizona|
|• Prescott Newspapers Online|
|• Sedona Red Rock News|
|• Sierra Vista Herald|
|• Sonoran News - Cave Creek|
|• The Daily Dispatch - Douglas|
|• The Flagstaff Navajo-Hopi Observer|
|• The Navajo Times - Window Rock|
|• The Republic - Phoenix|
|• The Sun - Yuma|
|• Today's News-Herald - Lake Havasu City|
|• Tucson Citizen|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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