|The Green Papers|
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
District of Columbia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 April 20121
State Party Committee: Thursday 3 May 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
45 total delegate votes - 14 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 23 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically Democratic Convention District of Columbia Republican
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 31 March 2012 per the One-Page Summary of the DC 2012 Plan.
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.
3 April 2012 returns from the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics.
Participation in the District of Columbia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are permitted register on election day and declare their Party preference on their Voter Registration Card which is a public record.
Tuesday 3 April 2012: 22 of 45 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District of Columbia Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the municipal or district wide level.
National Convention District delegates are slated at a 3 March 2012 pre-primary caucus and are selected by the D.C. Democratic State Party Committee beginning with the highest vote-getting presidential preference.
Delegates: Hon. Marion Barry, James Berry, Anita Bonds, James Bubar, Sheila Bunn, Gregory Cendana, Mary Cuthbert, David Donaldson, Ronnie Edwards, Irma Esparza, Hon. Jack Evans, Hon. Vincent Gray, Renee J. Johnson, Tim Lim, Estell Lloyd, Mark Long, Denise Lopez, David Meadows, Susan Meehan, Hon. Phil Mendelson, L. Jeanette Mobley, Kim Morton, Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Amiee Occhetti, Hon. Vincent Orange, Lillian Perdomo, Betty Pierce, Denise Reed, Jeffrey Richardson, Mary Terrell, Romaine Thomas, Brandon Todd, Christine Warnke, Joslyn Williams, Lateefah Williams
Thursday 3 May 2012: State Party Committee.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 23 National Convention delegates consist of
These 23 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
On 27 April 2011, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray signed B19-90 which was introduced by Councilmember Mary M. Cheh on 1 February 2011. The bill moves the Presidential Primary from "the 2nd Tuesday in January" to the 1st Tuesday in April and moves the regular primary from the "1st Tuesday after the 2nd Monday in September" to the 1st Tuesday in April. The next regular partisan and Presidential primaries will be held concurrently on 3 April 2012.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
District of Columbia Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Anita Bellamy Shelton||Washington|
|James Berry Jr.||Washington|
|Michael D Brown||Washington|
|James S Bubar||Washington|
|Sheila E Bunn||Washington|
|Mary J Cuthbert||Washington|
|Earl D Fowlkes Jr.||Washington|
|Vincent C Gray||Washington|
|Janice Haynes Davis||Washington|
|Eleanor Holmes Norton||Washington|
|Renee J Johnson||Washington|
|Mark H Long||Washington|
|Estell Mathis Lloyd||Washington|
|David L Meadows||Washington|
|L. Jeannette Mobley||Washington|
|Kimberly R Morton||Washington|
|Vincent B Orange||Washington|
|Denise L Reed||Washington|
|Paul E Strauss||Washington|
|Romaine B Thomas||Washington|
|Brandon T Todd||Washington|
|Christine M Warnke||Washington|
|Joslyn N Williams||Washington|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• District of Columbia Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• District of Columbia Official Code|
|• District of Columbia Official Code (LexisNexis)|
|• D.C. Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Capital Community News|
|• Politics1.com - District of Columbia|
|• The Common Denominator|
|• The District Chronicles|
|• The Georgetowner|
|• The Hill|
|• The InTowner|
|• The Tower - The Catholic University of America|
|• The Washington Post|
|• The Washington Times|
|• Washington Business Journal|
|• Washington Examiner|
|• WJLA TV - ABC|
|• WRC TV - NBC|
|• WTOP AM/FM|
|• WTOP AM/FM - WXTR AM|
|• WTTG TV - Fox|
|• WUSA TV - CBS|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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