|The Green Papers|
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Rhode Island Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 24 April 20121
State Convention: Thursday 21 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to 12a by location and as late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries.
Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary
Voter Participation: Party members and Independents
Voter Affiliation: Party affiliation is changed
40 total delegate votes - 22 district / 7 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 23 April 2012 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.
Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states (Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island) begin on the same date (24 April 2012).
24 April 2012 primary returns from an official source.
Participation in Rhode Island's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Registered Democrats and unaffiliated voters may participate in the primary election. Unaffiliated voters become affiliated with the Democratic Party by voting in the Democratic Primary.
Tuesday 24 April 2012: 32 of 40 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Rhode Island Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. National Convention District delegates appear on the ballot in each Congressional District.
Thursday 21 June 2012: Rhode Island State Convention.
National Convention District, Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the Rhode Island Democratic State Committee according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Davenport "Linc" Chafee (Independent) signed Senate Bill 399 on 1 July 2011 and House Bill 5653 on 12 July 2011. Both bills move the Presidential primary from the 1st Tuesday in March (6 March 2012) to the 4th Tuesday in April (24 April 2012).
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Rhode Island Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Jonathan R Boucher||Warwick|
|Gerald P Carvalho||Providence|
|David N Cicilline||Providence|
|Anne W Connor||Barrington|
|Susann G Della Rosa||Rumford|
|Frank G Ferri||Warwick|
|Gordon D Fox||Providence|
|Mary Alyce Gasbarro||Barrington|
|Martha Holt Castle||North Kingstown|
|Thomas J Izzo||Cranston|
|Hecmy A Jose||Providence|
|Peter F Kilmartin||Pawtucket|
|Nicholas A Mattiello||Cranston|
|Edna O Mattson||NorthKingstown|
|A. Ralph Mollis||N. Kingstown|
|Onna A Moniz-John||East Providence|
|Frank J Montanaro||Cranston|
|Julie E Myers||Pawtucket|
|Edwin R Pacheco||Pascoag|
|M. Teresa Paiva Weed||Newport|
|Joseph R Paolino Jr.||Providence|
|Elisa M Pollard||Foster|
|Gina M Raimondo||Providence|
|John F Reed||Jamestown|
|Brett P Smiley||Providence|
|Michael A Solomon||Providence|
|June S Speakman||Barrington|
|Donald R Sweitzer||Warwick|
|Helen S Taylor||Warwick|
|Susan Weiner||East Greenwich|
|Mark S Weiner||Warwick|
|Zoe Weiner||East Greenwich|
|Anastasia P Williams||Providence|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Office of the Secretary of State|
|• Rhode Island Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• The State of Rhode Island General Assembly|
|• Democratic Party of Rhode Island|
|Media & others|
|• Anchor Rising|
|• College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence|
|• East Bay Newspapers|
|• Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence|
|• Politics1.com - Rhode Island|
|• Providence Business News|
|• Providence Daily Dose|
|• Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence|
|• Rhode Island's Future|
|• RICentral - Wakefield|
|• The Newport Daily News|
|• The Pawtucket Times|
|• The Providence Journal|
|• The Valley Breeze - Cumberland|
|• The Westerly Sun|
|• Warren Times Gazette|
|• Warwick Beacon|
|• WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence|
|• WJAR TV - NBC - Providence|
|• WLNE TV - ABC - Providence|
|• Woonsocket Call|
|• WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence|
|• WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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