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

Democratic Party Democratic
Delegate Selection
and Voter Eligibility
Delegate Selection
Voter Eligibility
AlabamaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
AlaskaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
American SamoaCaucus/ConventionOpen Caucus
ArizonaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
ArkansasProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
CaliforniaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
ColoradoCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
ConnecticutProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
DelawareProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
Democrats AbroadProportional PrimaryOpen Caucus
District of ColumbiaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
FloridaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
GeorgiaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
GuamProportional PrimaryClosed Caucus
HawaiiCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
IdahoCaucus/ConventionOpen Caucus
IllinoisProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
IndianaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
IowaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
KansasCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
KentuckyProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
LouisianaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
MaineCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
MarylandProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
MassachusettsProportional PrimaryModified Primary
MichiganAdvisory PrimaryOpen Caucus
MinnesotaCaucus/ConventionOpen Caucus
MississippiProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
MissouriProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
MontanaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
NebraskaCaucus/ConventionModified Caucus
NevadaCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
New HampshireProportional PrimaryModified Primary
New JerseyProportional PrimaryModified Primary
New MexicoProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
New YorkProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
North CarolinaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
North DakotaCaucus/ConventionOpen Caucus
OhioProportional PrimaryModified Primary
OklahomaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
OregonProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
PennsylvaniaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
Puerto RicoCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
Rhode IslandProportional PrimaryModified Primary
South CarolinaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
South DakotaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
TennesseeProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
TexasCaucus/ConventionOpen Caucus
UnassignedCaucus/ConventionNot applicable
UtahProportional PrimaryOpen Caucus
VermontProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
Virgin IslandsCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
VirginiaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
WashingtonCaucus/ConventionModified Caucus
West VirginiaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
WisconsinProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
WyomingCaucus/ConventionClosed Caucus
Delegate Selection Tally
Proportional Primary37
Advisory Primary1
Voter Eligibility Tally
Open Primary13
Closed Primary12
Closed Caucus12
Modified Primary9
Open Caucus8
Modified Caucus2
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  
  States Alphabetically  
  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  
  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