|The Green Papers|
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Meetings: Saturday 18 February 2012
County Conventions: Saturday 10 March 2012
Primary: Tuesday 13 March 20121
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 31 March - Saturday 19 May 2012
State Convention: Saturday 2 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
Voter Participation: Party members
Voter Affiliation: Voter registration does not include party affiliation
45 total delegate votes - 26 district / 9 at large; 5 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 18 February 2012 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of 14 December 2011.
Saturday 18 February 2012: Precinct Meetings begin at 10:00 AM local time. The purpose of the precinct meetings are to elect delegates to the County Convention. No person shall be required to state presidential preference at the precinct level.
Saturday 10 March 2012: County Conventions begin at 10:00 AM local time. The delegates elect an executive committee and elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions. No person shall be required to state presidential preference at the county level.
Participation in Mississippi's delegate selection process is open to only qualified electors who support the principles and values established and set forth by the Democratic party platform. Because Party registration is not allowed in Mississippi, qualified electors must acknowledge that they are Democrats through signature, beginning at the precinct level caucuses.
Tuesday 13 March 2012: 40 of 45 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Mississippi Presidential Primary. 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.
Here's how we compute the delegate count:
President Obama is the only candidate on the ballot so we are assigning him all 40 delegates.
Saturday 31 March - Saturday 19 May 2012. Congressional District Conventions are held at 10:00 AM local time on 31 March (CD 1), 21 April (CD 2), 5 May (CD 3), and 19 May (CD 4). Delegates at the District Conventions elect members to the state executive committee and Congressional Delegates to the National Convention (according to the preferences expressed during the Presidential Primary).
Saturday 2 June 2012: State Convention
Delegates at the State Convention elected the Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates to the National Convention according to the preferences expressed during the Presidential Primary.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Mississippi Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Marcelean Arrington||Bay Springs|
|Tyler K Doss||Port Gibson|
|Albert N Gore Jr.||Starkville|
|Vallena J Greer||Jackson|
|Jamie Suzanne "Sue" Harmon||Kosciusko|
|Melton Harris Jr.||Pascagoula|
|Pamela A Johnson||Brandon|
|Elzena K Johnson||Terry|
|Harvey Johnson Jr.||Jackson|
|David L Jordan||Greenwood|
|Marvin P King||Oxford|
|Charles Penson Sr.||Tupelo|
|Peggy J Rogers||Starkville|
|Lisa M Ross||Madison|
|Emma D Sanders||Jackson|
|Everett T Sanders||Natchez|
|Derrick D Simmons||Greenville|
|Bennie G Thompson||Bolton|
|Paul E Winfield||Vicksburg|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• Mississippi Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Mississippi House of Representatives|
|• Mississippi State Legislature|
|• Mississippi State Senate|
|• Mississippi Democratic Party|
|• Mississippi Democratic Party (appears to be an older website)|
|Media & others|
|• djournal.com - Journal Publishing - Tupelo|
|• Jackson Free Press|
|• Madison County Journal - Ridgeland|
|• Magnolia Report|
|• Mississippi Business Journal|
|• NewsLink.org - Mississippi|
|• Picayune Item|
|• Politics1.com - Mississippi|
|• The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson|
|• The Democrat - Senatobia|
|• The Fayette Chronicle|
|• The Jackson Advocate - Jackson|
|• The Natchez Democrat|
|• The Neshoba Democrat - Philadelphia|
|• The Sun-Herald - Biloxi|
|• The Vicksburg Post|
|• WAPT TV - ABC - Jackson|
|• WCBI TV - CBS - Columbus|
|• WJTV TV - CBS - Jackson|
|• WLBT TV - NBC - Jackson|
|• WLOX TV - ABC - Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula|
|• WTOK TV - ABC - Meridian|
|• Y'all Politics|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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