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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Precinct Caucuses / County Presidential Conventions: Saturday 28 April 2012
State Convention: Friday 18 May - Saturday 19 May 2012
Delegate Selection: In each district and statewide - if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
40 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 15 bonus
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
The delegate selection processes herein were updated 21 February 2012.
Tuesday 13 March 2012: 37 of 40 of Mississippi's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Mississippi Presidential Primary.
Proportional allocation and rounding details: Round fractional proportions of a delegate to the nearest whole number. If rounding results in too few delegates being allocated, the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes receives an additional delegate. If rounding results in too many delegates being allocated, the candidate receiving the least number of votes looses a delegate.
National Convention delegates are bound until released by their candidate. [Rules 8 and 9]
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Mississippi's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position. [Rule 5]
Reference: Resolution Of The State Executive Committee Of The Mississippi Republican Party (June 21, 2007)
The statewide delegate distribution is Santorum 9, Gingrich 8, Romney 8. There are 12 district delegates. Santorum, Gingrich, and Romney each received 1 delegate in each of the 4 CDs.
Saturday 28 April 2012: Precinct Caucuses / County Presidential Conventions. National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Friday 18 May - Saturday 19 May 2012: State Convention. On Saturday 19 May, the At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
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