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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
North Carolina Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Conventions: February 2012 (tentative)
County Conventions: March 2012 (tentative)
District Conventions: Saturday 7 April - Saturday 28 April 2012
Primary: Tuesday 8 May 2012
State Convention: Friday 1 June - Sunday 3 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 6:30a EDT (1030 UTC) to 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC) / 8:30p EDT (0030 UTC). NORTH CAROLINA allows its County Boards of Elections to decide whether to keep polls open until 8:30 p.m. EDT but, outside of metropolitan areas, this local option is not often utilized and so 7:30 p.m. EDT is the networks' earliest time of projection beacuse the vast majority of that state's polls will have closed by that hour.
Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary
55 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 39 re: 13 congressional districts / 3 party / 3 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 30 January 2012.
On 28 March 2011, state Senator Andrew C. Brock (Republican) filed S440. This bill would move the Presidential Primary from the Tuesday after the 1st Monday in May to the 1st Tuesday in March.
8 May 2012 returns from an official source.
February 2012 (tentative): Precinct Conventions. The precinct conventions elect delegates to the county conventions [North Carolina Republican Party Plan of Organization. Adopted June 3, 2011. Article II. A. 3].
March 2012 (tentative): County Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the state District and State conventions [Article III. A. 2. b. iii].
Saturday 7 April - Saturday 28 April 2012: District Conventions.
"In every Presidential Election Year the Congressional District Convention shall elect 3 Delegates ... to the Republican National Convention and shall nominate 1 Presidential Elector, who must not be a current elected public official (pursuant to state law)." [ARTICLE V. A. 2. d.]. Note: The National Convention delegate are determined at the post-primary State Convention.
CD 1: Saturday 28 April.
Tuesday 8 May 2012: 52 of North Carolina's 55 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's North Carolina Primary.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the North Carolina's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unbound delegates by virtue of their position.
Friday 1 June - Sunday 3 June 2012: The State Convention. The State Convention elects the National Convention Delegates according to the results of the primary.
In addition, the convention elects the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. Party Chairman Robin Hayes was elected in June 2011 to a 2 year term and will serve through 2013.
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