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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Oregon Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 15 May 2012
District Conventions: Saturday 23 June 2012
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Romney, Willard "Mitt"194,124  71.22%18  64.29%23  82.14%
Paul, Ronald E. "Ron"34,227  12.56%3  10.71%4  14.29%
Santorum, Richard J. "Rick"25,602   9.39%3  10.71%1   3.57%
Gingrich, Newton Leroy "Newt"14,691   5.39%1   3.57% 
Write-in3,930   1.44%  
Uncommitted 3  10.71% 
Total272,574 100.00%28 100.00%28 100.00%

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Unpledged delegate preferences as of
23 April 2012: Romney 1.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

The delegate selection processes herein, was updated 26 December 2011.

Oregon Republican Party Bylaws - Adopted May 21st, 2011

15 May 2012 primary returns from an official source.


Tuesday 15 May 2012: 25 of 28 of Oregon's delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Oregon Presidential Primary.

  • 25 delegates to the National Convention are to be bound to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide. A 3.5% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates.

The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Oregon's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unbound delegates by virtue of their position.

This is a vote by mail primary. State election officials will be mailing ballots out to registered voters before the election; the voter has until 8 PM local time on the date of the Primary to return the completed ballot to either the county election office or a designated drop site -- postmarks do not count.

Tuesday 15 May 2012 Primary
Delegates 25  18  3  3  1   

Saturday 23 June 2012: District Conventions. Delegates to the 5 District Conventions elect the National Convention Delegates according to the results of the primary. There are 4 ballots in each CD: 1 for each of the 3 Congressional District delegates (total 5 districts × 3 delegates = 15 delegates) and 1 for the statewide At-Large delegates (total 10 delegates). The delegate candidate(s) receiving the most votes will attend the National Convention.

Each person selected as a delegate ... shall sign a pledge that he/she shall vote at the National Convention for the candidate for the President of the United States he/she favors until the candidate is: (1) nominated; (2) receives less than 35% of the votes for nomination at the convention; (3) releases the delegate from the pledge; or (4) until two convention nominating ballots have been taken. Should a delegate ... refuse to cast his/her vote in accordance with this pledge ... the Chairman of the Oregon delegation ... shall report to the convention floor that delegate's vote in accordance with such laws and rules until such time as that delegate is released from his/her pledge. [Oregon Republican Party Bylaws ARTICLE XVII Section B.; State Law (ORS 248.315)]


HB 2429, first read on 11 January 2011, would move both the Presidential and partisan primaries from the 3rd Tuesday in May to the 2nd Tuesday in June.

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  30 December 2009 - Democratic Change Commission's Recommendations for the 2012 Presidential Nominating Process  
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