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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Non-binding Precinct Viability Caucuses: Saturday 21 January 20121
County Conventions: Saturday 14 April 2012
State Convention: Saturday 9 June - Sunday 10 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
Voter Participation: Party members
44 total delegate votes - 23 district / 8 at large; 5 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 20 January 2012 per the Nevada Delegate Selection Plan October 2011.
Party resouce: Pledge To Caucus - Nevada's 2012 Democratic Presidential Caucuses
Nevada can schedule its first tier caucuses on Saturday 18 February 2012. [Reference: 2012 Delegate Selection Rules for the Democratic National Convention: Rule 11.A.]
Saturday 21 January 2012: Democratic Non-binding Precinct Viability Caucuses meet in each precinct. Each Precinct Caucus chooses delegates to County Conventions based on presidential preference. Voting begins at 12:00 noon PST.
The Nevada Democratic Party held their Non-binding Precinct Viability Caucuses today. There were about 12,000 attendees at 118 caucus locations covering 1,553 precincts.
98.3% of delegates elected to the 14 April County Conventions and 9-10 June State Convention supported President Obama.
"I am excited that over 12,000 enthusiastic volunteers said 'I'm in' for President Obama today..." --Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange.
Accordingly, we have assigned all 36 of Nevada's pledged delegates to President Obama in the soft count (our estimate). All delegates remain available in the hard count since no National Convention delegates were actually pledged.
Saturday 14 April 2012: County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Democratic Convention. County conventions are called to order by 10:00 am PDT.
Saturday 9 June - Sunday 10 June 2012: The Nevada State Democratic Convention convenes to choose 36 of Nevada's 44 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. 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.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
On 22 October 2012, Nevada Republican Party moved the date of their Precinct Caucuses from 14 January to 4 February 2012 and the Nevada Democratic Party moved the date of their Precinct Caucuses from 14 to 21 January. Reference FoxNews article here.
"We are pleased to announce that the Nevada and South Carolina Democratic parties will protect our states' place in the presidential nominating calendar by beginning the delegate selection process on January 21st in Nevada and January 28th in South Carolina." - Nevada State Democratic Party, 22 October 2011.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Nevada Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Kevin E Acosta||Las Vegas|
|Elliot Anderson||Las Vegas|
|Kelvin Atkinson||North Las Vegas|
|Kelvin Atkinson||North Las Vegas|
|Gary E Barbato||Sparks|
|Shelley Berkley||Las Vegas|
|Erin Bilbray-Kohn||Las Vegas|
|Edith L Byrd||Las Vegas|
|Richard Collins||Las Vegas|
|John T Creedon Jr.||Las Vegas|
|Olivia Diaz||Las Vegas|
|Sandra Eddy||North Las Vegas|
|Malyssa Essex||Las Vegas|
|Brian Fadie||Las Vegas|
|Lucy Flores||Las Vegas|
|Michael L Greedy||Carson City|
|Dorie J Guy||Sparks|
|Loretta Harper||Las Vegas|
|Phillip A Hayes||Las Vegas|
|Steven Horsford||Las Vegas|
|Rosalyn Jimenez||North Las Vegas|
|Roberta Lange||Las Vegas|
|Nadir Abdul Majied||North Las Vegas|
|Eleazar "Al" Martinez||Las Vegas|
|Richard B Miller||Henderson|
|Christopher Preciado||Las Vegas|
|Michael Prior||Las Vegas|
|Andres Ramirez||N. Las Vegas|
|Jacqueline Ramirez||North Las Vegas|
|Jennifer J Reed||Las Vegas|
|Anthony Ruiz||Las Vegas|
|Sharon Ann Scroggins||Las Vegas|
|A. Simone Simpson||Las Vegas|
|Cynthia M Trigg||Zephyr Cove|
|Nicholas Vassiliadis||Las Vegas|
|John P Wanderer||Las Vegas|
|Derek Washington||Las Vegas|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Clark County Election Department|
|• Nevada Secretary of State|
|• Nevada Secretary of State - Silver State Election|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Nevada Assembly|
|• Nevada Legislature|
|• Nevada Senate|
|• Nevada Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• KLAS TV - CBS - Las Vegas|
|• KNPR - Nevada Public Radio - Las Vegas|
|• KOLO-TV - ABC - Reno|
|• KRNV-TV - NBC - Reno|
|• KRXI-TV 11 (FOX - Reno)|
|• KTNV TV - ABC - Las Vegas|
|• KTVN TV - CBS - Reno|
|• KVVU-TV - FOX - Henderson - Las Vegas|
|• Las Vegas Sun|
|• Muth's Truths - Las Vegas|
|• Politics1.com - Nevada|
|• Reno Gazette-Journal|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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