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Presidential Nominating Process
Senate District Caucuses: Sunday 3 June 20121
Democratic Assembly: Sunday 10 June 2012
Democrats
CandidatePopular
Vote
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Obama, Barack Hussein  66.0  98.51%
Uncommitted 7.0  10.45% 
(available) 60.0  89.55% 
Not Announced  1.0   1.49%
Total 67.0 100.00%67.0 100.00%

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Puerto Rico Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Puerto Rico State and Local Government

 
 

The delegate selection processes herein was updated 1 July 2011 per the Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of 7 June 2011.

Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring jurisdictions begin on the same date. American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are considered neighboring jurisdictions of each other. [Reg 5.1.C Article I.C.2.b]

The Commonwealth should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).


   

Participation in Puerto Rico's delegate selection process is open those who wish to participate as Democrats. Participants may not take part in any other party's Presidential Nominating process. Individuals who wish to participate in the Senate District Caucuses must register with the State Party by 3 June 2012.

Sunday 3 June 2012: 60 of 67 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Senate District Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the senatorial district or islandwide level.

40 district delegates are proportionally pledged to presidential contenders by senatorial district (Puerto Rico has no congressional districts). (numbers as of 1 July 2011)

  • District 1 San Juan: 4
  • District 2 Bayamón: 5
  • District 3 Arecibo: 4
  • District 4 Mayagüez: 4
  • District 5 Ponce: 4
  • District 6 Guayama: 4
  • District 7 Humacao: 4
  • District 8 Carolina: 4

In addition, 13 at-large and 7 Pledged PLEOs delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on the presidential preferences of the 40 district level delegates as pledged by the Senate District Caucuses. Hence, the National Convention District delegates are pledged from the preferences expressed at the Caucuses while the National Convention statewide delegates are pledged using the preferences of the National Convention District delegates.

  • 13 at-large National Convention delegates
  • 7 Pledged PLEOs
 

Sunday 10 June 2012: Assembly of the Democratic Party of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in San Juan.

National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the Senate District Caucuses. The District delegates are elected by Senate District Caucus Electors and the Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the Puerto Rico Democratic Assembly as a whole.

The remaining 7 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 7 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 1 Members of Congress (the Resident Commissioner is a non-voting Delegate in the House of Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 7 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".


Delegation to the National Convention

Puerto Rico Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)

 
NameResidence
Anibal Acevedo-VilaSan Juan
Ada AlvarezSan Juan
Ivonne AlvarezCabo Rojo
Adelia I Aponte-ParsiCaguas
Lucy "Luz" Z ArceAguadilla
Wanda ArroyoBarceloneta
Phillip ArroyoPonce
Irba M BatistaCarolina
Eduardo BhatiaSan Juan
Luisette CabanasSan Juan
Elizabeth CasadoCarolina
Wilma CastellanosBayamon
Luis I Cintron-VazquezSanta Isabel
Swinda ColonGuayama
Ada CondeSan Juan
Rafael Cox-AlomarSan Juan
Jose Luis DalmauCaguas
Carlos G Dalmau-RamirezGuaynabo
Reina DavisMercedita
Francisco DomenechSan Juan
Liza Fernandez-RosselliSan Juan
Veronica FerraiuoliSan Juan
Alejandro J FigueroaSan Juan
Alejandro Garcia-PadillaSan Juan
Maria Teresa Gonzalez-LopezAguadilla
Andres Guillemard NobleSan Juan
Andres Guillemard-NobleSan Juan
Juan E HernandezSan Juan
Rafael Hernandez MontanezDorado
Jose A Hernandez-MayoralSan Juan
David IndianoSan Juan
Cecilia La LuzSan Juan
Zoe LaboySan Juan
Andres LopezSan Juan
Brenda LopezUtuado
Rossana Lopez LeonCayey
Sonia MaldonadoMayaguez
Lilliam MaldonadoGurabo
Pedro MaldonadoSan Juan
Melissa Marzan RodriguezBayamon
Kenneth McClintockSan Juan
Kevin McClintock-BatistaSan Juan
Maria E MelendezPonce
William Miranda-TorresCaguas
Jose R Nadal-PowerSan Juan
Edwin G Nieves-PerezToa Alta
Margarita NolascoCoamo
Eder OrtizSan Juan
Liza M Ortiz CamachoGuaynabo
Pedro R Ortiz CortesGuaynabo
Pierina A Ortiz CortesPonce
Liza M Ortiz-CamachoGuaynabo
Blanca PaniaguaCarolina
Wilma PastranaSan Juan
Francisco PaviaSan Juan
Jaime R Perello BorrasCanovanas
Caridad PierluisiSan Juan
Pedro PierluisiSan Juan
Maria Caridad PierluisiGuaynabo
Odette PineiroOrocovis
Marisara PontSan Juan
Roberto Porrata-DoriaGuayama
Roberto L PratsSan Juan
Carmelo RiosGuaynabo
Alba I RiveraSan Juan
Waleska RodriguezSan Juan
Iara RodriguezOrlando
Miguel A Romero LugoSan Juan
Carlos Romero-BarceloSan Juan
Angel Rosa RodriguezMayaguez
Ricardo RosselloCarolina
Ruben SotoManati
Lornna J Soto VillanuevaComeranos
Jorge I Suarez CaceresHumacao
Cirilo Tirado-RiveraGuayama
Braulio TorresSan Coerman
Ramon TorresMercedita
Evelyn VazquezIsabela
Cristina VillalonSan Juan
Rosemarie VizcarrondoSan Juan

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Election Authority
  Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico
  Gobierno de Puerto Rico
  Puerto Rico Electoral Code (in Spanish) (doc format)
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Puerto Rico Government
Democratic
  Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)
  Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010
  Young Democrats of America Puerto Rico Chapter (Facebook)
Media & others
  Caribbean Business
  Claridad
  El Boricua
  El Nuevo Día
  El Nuevo Día - Política
  El Vocero de Puerto Rico
  Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)
  Elections in Puerto Rico (English)
  Politics1.com - Puerto Rico
  Primera Hora
  Puerto Rico Herald
  RedBetances
  Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico
  U.S. Council for Puerto Rican Statehood
  Univision
  WAPA AM - San Juan
  WAPA TV - San Juan

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