|The Green Papers|
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 6 March 2012
District Conventions: Saturday 31 March - Saturday 14 April 2012
State Convention: Friday 11 May - Saturday 12 May 2012
Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-All (by district and statewide),
Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
43 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 15 re: 5 congressional districts / 3 party / 15 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein was updated on 25 October 2011.
Tuesday 6 March 2012: 40 of 43 of Oklahoma's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in today's Oklahoma Presidential Primary. [Rule 18(h)]
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Oklahoma's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
Delegates are bound until released. "Each delegate ... to the national convention ... shall cast their vote on all ballots for the candidate ... If that candidate is ... no longer a candidate, the votes ... shall be cast for any candidate of their choice." [codified at 26 O.S. § 20-104 G.]
Saturday 31 March - Saturday 14 April 2012: District Conventions Convention.
CD 1: Saturday 14 April 2012
Friday 11 May - Saturday 12 May 2012: State Convention.
On 2 May 2011, Oklahoma Governor Governor Mary C. Fallin (Republican) signed HB 1614. The bill, by state Representative Gary W. Banz (Republican) and state Senator David Holt (Republican), was first read on 7 February 2011.
HB 1614 moves the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March (6 March 2012). However, if one or more states sharing a boundary with Oklahoma sets a date for a regional primary, the State Election Board is authorized to change the date of the Oklahoma primary to the date of the regional primary, as long as the date is not before the first Tuesday in March. [OK Statutes 26-20-101]
Candidates for President of the United States must file with the State Election Board 5-7 December 2011.
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|Media & others|
|• Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise|
|• Claremore Daily Progress|
|• Hugo Daily News|
|• KOTV TV - CBS - Tulsa|
|• KRMG AM - Tulsa|
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|• McAlester News Capital & Democrat|
|• Native American Times - Tulsa|
|• NewsLink.org - Oklahoma Newspapers|
|• OBAR: Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform|
|• Oologah Lake Leader|
|• Politics1.com - Oklahoma|
|• Stillwater NewsPress|
|• The Cushing Citizen - Cushing|
|• The Daily Ardmoreite - Ardmore|
|• The Edmond Sun|
|• The Frontier|
|• The McCarville Report|
|• The Miami News-Record|
|• The Norman Transcript|
|• The Oklahoma Constitution|
|• The Oklahoman - NewsOK.com - Oklahoma City|
|• The Ponca City News|
|• The Shawnee News-Star|
|• Tulsa Beacon|
|• Tulsa World|
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