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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 March 2012
Delegate Selection: District: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 6:30a EST (1130 UTC) to 7:30p EST (0030 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary
Voter Participation: Party members and members of other parties
Voter Affiliation: Party affiliation is changed
66 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 48 re: 16 congressional districts / 3 party / 5 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein, was updated 9 February 2012.
Tuesday 6 March 2012: 63 of 66 of Ohio's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Ohio Presidential Primary. These delegates are morally but not legally bound to any candidate.
The Presidential candidates pre-approve delegate candidates who appear on the Presidential Primary ballot. The Presidential primary vote for the Presidential candidates is used to compute the delegate allocations. The delegate candidates receiving the most votes fill then fill those allocations. Presidential candidate Rick Santorum did NOT file a slate of delegate candidates in CDs 6, 9, and 13. Circa 4 May 2012: Romney will not challenge Santorum on these delegates. This changes the tally from Romney 38, Santorum 21, available 4 to Romney 38, Santorum 25. Reference: 4 May 2012 from politico.com: Romney drops delegate challenge in Ohio
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Ohio's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
HB 194, introduced on 18 May 2011 by Representatives Robert P. Mecklenborg (Republican) and Louis W. Blessing, Jr. (Republican), was signed into law by Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) on 1 July 2011. The bill moves the partisan and Presidential primaries from the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March (in Presidential election years) to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in May.
A 19 August 2011 report in The Columbus Dispatch, Election-law opponents get small window to gather signatures, states that opponents of HB 194 are gathering signatures to overturn the bill. If they are successful, the Presidential Primary would be moved back to 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March.
On 12 September 2011, state Senator Keith Faber (Republican) introduced SB 217. In the event HB 194 is overturned, this bill, like HB 194, moves the partisan and Presidential primaries from the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March (in Presidential election years) to the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in May.
On 13 September 2011, state Representatives Louis W. Blessing, Jr. (Republican) and Sean O'Brien (Democratic) introduced HB 318. The bill eliminates the March primary elections in presidential election years by requiring all primary elections to be conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May.
22 September 2011: Ohio's primary will be in March - The Daily Record.
22 September 2011: Section 3 of HB 319 (Congressional district boundaries) sets the date of the 2012 statewide and Presidential primaries to 6 March 2012.
6 October 2011 from The Columbus Dispatch: We'll see more Republican presidential candidates in Ohio, says state GOP chairman
20 October 2011: The state Senate passed an updated version of HB 319. The bill calls for a 12 June 2012 Presidential and U.S. House primary and a 6 March 2012 primary for the U.S. Senate and state legislature.
On 21 October 2011, the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 319 and Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law. Ohio will hold a 6 March 2012 primary for the U.S. Senate, state Legislature, and County offices and a 12 June 2012 primary for Presidential and the U.S. House.
14 December 2011: The Ohio Legislature passed HB 369. This bill moves the statewide and Presidential primaries to 6 March 2012.
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