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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
District Conventions: Saturday 7 April - Saturday 19 May 2012
Primary: Tuesday 22 May 2012
State Convention: Saturday 9 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) / 6:00a CDT (1100 UTC) to 6:00p EDT (2200 UTC) / 6:00p CDT (2300 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in CDT [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM EDT. CDT voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM EDT.
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
45 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 18 re: 6 congressional districts / 3 party / 14 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein was updated per information gained during a telephone call to the party on 28 March 2012.
References: OFFICIAL RULES OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF KENTUCKY - RATIFIED BY THE REPUBLICAN STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2011, KSR 118.641 Distribution of authorized delegate vote among party candidates.
22 May 2012 primary returns from the State Board of Elections.
Saturday 7 April - Saturday 19 May 2012: Congressional District Conventions. 3 National Convention District Delegates are elected in each of the state's 6 Congressional Districts. These 18 delegates are to be pledged to Presidential contenders according to the results of the 22 May primary.
Tuesday 22 May 2012: 42 of 45 of Kentucky's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Kentucky Presidential Primary.
Delegates to the national convention are bound for the first ballot. If a candidate dies or withdraws, any delegates bound to that candidate become uncommitted. "Withdrawal shall mean notice in writing by the candidate to the chairman of the Kentucky delegation prior to the first ballot." [KRS 118.641(2)]
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Kentucky's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unbound delegates by virtue of their position.
Reference: Official Rules of the Republican Party of Kentucky 8.04, KRS 118.641(1)(a), KRS 118.641(2).
Saturday 9 June 2012: State Convention. The 24 At-Large National Convention Delegates are elected. They are bound to Presidential contenders according to the results of the 22 May primary.
On 4 January 2011 Kentucky state Senator Jared Carpenter (Republican) introduced SB4. This bill would change the date of the statewide and Presidential primaries from the 1st Tuesday after the 3rd Monday in May to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in August. Note that a Presidential Primary in August would violate DNC Rule 11.A. (which requires delegate selection primaries to be completed by the second Tuesday in June) and RNC Rule 19(a) (which requires states to complete their delegate selection processes by 23 July 2012).
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Kentucky Constitution.|
|• Kentucky Registry of Election Finance|
|• Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections|
|• State Board of Elections|
|• Republican Party of Kentucky|
|Media & others|
|• Bowling Green Daily News|
|• Central Kentucky News-Journal - Campbellsville|
|• Jefferson Review - Louisville|
|• Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro|
|• Page One - Politics in Kentucky|
|• Politics1.com - Kentucky|
|• State Journal - Frankfort|
|• The Advocate Messenger - Danville|
|• The Courier-Journal - Louisville|
|• The Evansville Courier & Press|
|• The Gleaner - Henderson|
|• The Kentucky Post - Covington|
|• The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown|
|• The Ledger Independent - Maysville|
|• The Ledger Independent - Maysville|
|• The News-Enterprise - Elizabethtown|
|• The Paducah Sun - Paducah|
|• The Times Leader - Princeton|
|• The Vermont Cynic|
|• The Winchester Sun|
|• WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville|
|• WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green|
|• WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville|
|• WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington|
|• WTVQ - ABC - Lexington|
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