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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Guam Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Territorial Caucus (Party run primary): Saturday 5 May 20121
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein700 100.00%7.0  58.33%12.0 100.00%
Uncommitted 5.0  41.67% 
Total700 100.00%12.0 100.00%12.0 100.00%

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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. American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered neighboring states of each other. [Reg 5.1.C Article I.C.2.b]


Saturday 5 May 2012: A Territorial Caucus meets to choose 7 of Guam's 12 delegates to the Democratic National Convention (representing 7 of Guam's 12 delegate votes at the National Convention). Guam's caucus is conducted like a party-run primary where voters cast secret ballots in their respective precincts. Polls open at 10 a.m (?) and close at 8 p.m. (?) local time (UTC+10 hours). A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates.

  • These 7 at-large delegates to the National Convention are allocated to the presidential contenders in a way which reflects the percentage of support for the candidates at the Territorial Caucus.

The remaining 5 delegates (representing Guam's remaining 5 delegate votes) are Unpledged PLEOs who will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

  • This territory's Democratic Member of Congress (Territorial Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo) (=a non-voting Delegate in the House of Representatives); the territorial Delegate is an "Unpledged PLEO" and casts 1 delegate vote.
  • This territory's 4 Democratic National Committee members: each of these territorial DNC members casts 1 vote.

7 May 2012 from Democrats vote for their national delegates and VIDEO: Guam Democrats Choose Delegates for Charlotte National Convention. "The ... Party ... concluded its islandwide election of delegates ... More than 700 island Democrats voted for 7 delegates ... to ... the Democratic National Convention ..."

Delegation to the National Convention

Guam Delegation (as posted at, 20 August 2012)

Theresa C ArriolaBarrigada
Derick Baza HillsAgat
Regine Biscoe LeeHagatna
Madaleine Z BordalloWashington
John Junior CalvoHagatna
Adam P CarbullidoWashington
Benjamin J.F CruzPiti
Carl T.C GutierrezHagatna
Darren GutierrezAgana Heights
Pilar C LujanHagatna
Gloria B Nelson 
Whitney QuinleyHagatna
Rory J RespicioHagatna
David L Shimizu 
Taling M TaitanoBarrigada
Sarah M Thomas-NedediyTamuning
John J WhittPasadena

Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Guam Election Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Government of Guam forms Government of Guam forms
  Guam Legislature
  Democratic Party of Guam
  Guam Democratic Party; P.O. Box 168; Hagatna, Guam 96932; 671-727-9009
Media & others
  K57 AM - Hagatna
  KGTF TV-12 (PBS)
  KUAM TV - NBC - Dededo
  Official Portal for the Island of Guam
  Pacific Daily News - Hagatna
  Pacific Island Times
  Pacific News Center - Hagatna - Guam
  Rlene "Live" Productions

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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  Primaries at a Glance  
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
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