The Green Papers
Presidential Primaries 2012
Democratic Delegate Selection and Voter Eligibility


 
Democratic Party Democratic
Delegate Selection
and Voter Eligibility
Sorted by Delegate Selection
(sort)
State
(sort)
Delegate Selection
(sort)
Voter Eligibility
NebraskaAdvisory PrimaryNot applicable
AlaskaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
American SamoaCaucus/ConventionOpen Caucus
ColoradoCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
GuamCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
HawaiiCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
IdahoCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
IowaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
KansasCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
MaineCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
MinnesotaCaucus/ConventionOpen Caucus
MissouriCaucus/ConventionModified Caucus
MontanaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
NevadaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
North DakotaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
Northern MarianasCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
Virgin IslandsCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
WashingtonCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
WyomingCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
West VirginiaDelegate Selection PrimaryModified Primary
MississippiIn each district and statewide - if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional PrimaryOpen Primary
TennesseeIn each district and statewide - if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional PrimaryOpen Primary
ConnecticutDistrict: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional PrimaryClosed Primary
New YorkDistrict: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional PrimaryClosed Primary
OhioDistrict: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional PrimaryModified Primary
VermontDistrict: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional PrimaryOpen Primary
VirginiaDistrict: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional PrimaryOpen Primary
IllinoisLoophole PrimaryOpen Primary
PennsylvaniaLoophole PrimaryClosed Primary
LouisianaCombined Selection [Proportional Primary with Caucus/Convention]Closed Primary
ArkansasProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
KentuckyProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
MassachusettsProportional PrimaryModified Primary
New HampshireProportional PrimaryModified Primary
New MexicoProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
North CarolinaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
OregonProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
Rhode IslandProportional PrimaryModified Primary
South DakotaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
TexasProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
Puerto RicoIf winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional PrimaryOpen Primary
AlabamaDistrict: Winner-Take-All or top two; Statewide: ProportionalOpen Primary
GeorgiaDistrict: Winner-Take-All or top two; Statewide: ProportionalModified Primary
MichiganDistrict: Winner-Take-All or top two; Statewide: ProportionalClosed Primary
IndianaCombined Selection [Winner-Take-All Primary for District Delegates with Caucus/Convention]Open Primary
CaliforniaWinner-Take-All (by district and statewide)Closed Primary
MarylandWinner-Take-All (by district and statewide)Closed Primary
OklahomaWinner-Take-All (by district and statewide)Closed Primary
South CarolinaWinner-Take-All (by district and statewide)Open Primary
WisconsinWinner-Take-All (by district and statewide)Open Primary
ArizonaWinner-Take-AllClosed Primary
DelawareWinner-Take-AllClosed Primary
District of ColumbiaWinner-Take-AllClosed Primary
FloridaWinner-Take-AllClosed Primary
New JerseyWinner-Take-AllModified Primary
UtahWinner-Take-AllModified Primary
 
 
Delegate Selection Tally
Caucus/Convention18
Proportional Primary10
Winner-Take-All6
Winner-Take-All (by district and statewide)5
District: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional Primary5
District: Winner-Take-All or top two; Statewide: Proportional3
Loophole Primary2
In each district and statewide - if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional Primary2
Combined Selection [Winner-Take-All Primary for District Delegates with Caucus/Convention]1
Combined Selection [Proportional Primary with Caucus/Convention]1
Delegate Selection Primary1
Advisory Primary1
If winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional Primary1
Voter Eligibility Tally
Closed Primary16
Closed Caucus15
Open Primary12
Modified Primary9
Open Caucus2
Modified Caucus1
Not applicable1
 
 


  Election 2012 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
  Presidential Candidates  
 
Rule Making and Process
  30 December 2009 - Democratic Change Commission's Recommendations for the 2012 Presidential Nominating Process  
  20 August 2010 - Democratic National Committee approves 2012 Call To Convention and Delegate Selection Rules  
  6 August 2010 - Republican Temporary Delegate Selection Committee's Recommendations for the 2012 Presidential Nominating Process  
 
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  Events Chronologically  
  Major Events Chronologically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
  Democratic Pledged and Unpledged Summary   --   Republican Pledged and Unpledged Summary  
  Democratic Hard and Floor Summary   --   Republican Hard and Floor Summary  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  Democratic Detailed Delegate Allocation   --   Republican Detailed Delegate Allocation  
 
  Democratic Delegate Selection and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Selection and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
  Major Third Party (Constitution, Green, Libertarian) Presidential Nomination Process  
 
  Straw Polls