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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
South Dakota Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
State Legislative District Caucuses: Saturday 10 March 2012
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 24 March 2012
Primary: Tuesday 5 June 20121
State Convention / State Party Central Committee: Saturday 16 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary
Voter Participation: Party members
29 total delegate votes - 15 district / 5 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 10 July 2011 per the Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of July 2011.
5 June 2012 election returns from an official source.
Saturday 10 March 2012: Legislative District Caucuses meet in each of the state's 35 Legislative Districts to elect delegates to the Congressional District Caucus.
Saturday 24 March 2012: The Congressional District caucus meets in Pierre to slate National Convention Congressional District delegates, for each Presidential Preference and Uncommitted, to appear on the primary ballot.
Participation in South Dakota's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. A person shall register their Democratic Party affiliation with the secretary of state on or prior to the last day to register to vote in the June 2012 State Primary Election, or affirm their affiliation with the Democratic Party before public notary to be eligible to participate in the delegate selection process.
Tuesday 5 June 2012: 22 of 29 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results statewide as South Dakota has only a single at-large congressional seat. 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.
Since the Democratic Primary was uncontested, no election was held.
Saturday 16 June 2012: State Convention / State Party Central Committee
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 7 National Convention delegates consist of
These 7 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
HB 1272, which would move the Presidential Primary from the last Tuesday in June to the last Tuesday in January failed in the South Dakota House of Representatives on 7 and 8 February 2007.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
South Dakota Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Sarah Alexander||Sioux Falls|
|Angie Buhl||Sioux Falls|
|Jim Burg||Wessington Springs|
|Ryan Casey||Sioux Falls|
|Rebekah Cradduck||Sioux Falls|
|Tom A Daschle|
|Marvin D Ehlers|
|Marc S Feinstein||Sioux Falls|
|Jenae K Hansen||Turton|
|Steve Hildebrand||Sioux Falls|
|Cindy Huether||Sioux Falls|
|Mike Huether||Sioux Falls|
|Jonathon Josten||Sioux Falls|
|Tom Katus||Rapid City|
|Heather Knox||Rapid City|
|Amanda Mack||Sioux Falls|
|Ritchie Nordstrom||Rapid City|
|Holly Perli||Rapid City|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• South Dakota Constitution|
|• South Dakota Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• South Dakota Legislature - Legislative Research Council|
|• South Dakota Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Argus Leader - Sioux Falls|
|• Capital Journal - Pierre|
|• Daily Press & Dakotan - Yankton|
|• Dakota Free Press|
|• KDLT TV - NBC - Sioux Falls|
|• KELO AM - Sioux Falls|
|• KELO TV - CBS - Sioux Falls|
|• KOTA TV - ABC - Rapid City|
|• KSFY TV - ABC - Sioux Falls|
|• KSOO AM - Sioux Falls|
|• Madison Daily Leader|
|• NewsLink - South Dakota Newspapers|
|• Plainsman - Huron|
|• Politics1.com - South Dakota|
|• Rapid City Journal|
|• South Dakota Politics - Conservative|
|• South Dakota Public Broadcasting|
|• South Dakota War College - Brookings|
|• The Aberdeen American News|
|• The Brookings Register|
|• The Daily Republic - Mitchell|
|• Watertown Public Opinion|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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