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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Presidential Straw Poll: Wednesday 7 December 2011
Primary: Tuesday 24 April 2012
State Convention: Saturday 28 April 2012
Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-All,
Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
17 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 3 re: 1 congressional district / 3 party / 1 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein was updated on 29 December 2011.
24 April 2012 primary returns from an official source. Last accessed 29 June 2013.
Wednesday 7 December 2011: Presidential Straw Poll at the Delaware Republican Party State Committee Dinner. Participants will include Republican State Committee members, Delegates and Alternates to the 2011 State Convention, and Delegates to the 2011 DFRW Convention.
Participation in Delaware's delegate selection process is open to all voters who are registered to vote as Republicans.
Tuesday 24 April 2012: All 17 of Delaware's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes statewide in today's Delaware Presidential Primary.
The 3 party leaders delegates (the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Delaware's Republican Party) will attend the National Convention by virtue of their position. They are however, bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the Presidential primary.
Saturday 28 April 2012: Delaware State Convention. The State Convention elects the National Convention delegates according to the results of the primary.
On 27 July 2011, Governor Jack A. Markell (Democratic) signed SB 89. The bill moves the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February to the 4th Tuesday in April and was sponsored by state Senator Michael S. Katz (Democratic) and state Representative Earl G. Jaques, Jr, (Democratic).
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