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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Mexico Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Meetings: April 2012 (tentative)
County Conventions: Saturday 12 May - Saturday 19 May 2012
Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2012
State Republican Convention: Saturday 9 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
23 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 9 re: 3 congressional districts / 3 party / 1 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates associated therewith was updated on 6 December 2011.
5 June 2012 primary returns from an official source.
April 2012 (tentative): Republican Party Ward/Precinct Caucuses meet to choose the precinct's delegates to the County Convention. [Uniform State Rules of the Republican Party of New Mexico, Article 4-2-1(A)]
Saturday 12 May - Saturday 19 May 2012: County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the State Convention. [Article 3-2-1(A)].
Tuesday 5 June 2012: 20 of 23 of New Mexico's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Mexico Presidential Primary.
Saturday 9 June 2012: The New Mexico State Republican Convention convenes. The State Convention elects 20 delegates from New Mexico to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the primary. Voting is by secret ballot. [Rules Article 2-2-1(A)(2) and 2-2-10(D)(4)]
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the New Mexico's Republican Party, will attend the National Convention as unbound delegates by virtue of their position.
National Convention Delegates are bound for the 1st ballot unless released by the candidate. "The provisions of this section ... apply only to the first nominating ballot cast ... delegations may be released prior to the first ballot ... upon death of the candidate or upon his written unconditional release of such votes allotted to him ..." [New Mexico Statutes §1-15A-9(d)]
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