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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary (only 1 candidate qualified - primary cancelled): Tuesday 6 March 20121
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 12 May - Saturday 19 May 2012
State Convention: Saturday 2 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
124 total delegate votes - 69 district / 23 at large; 14 Pledged PLEOs; 18 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 9 April 2011 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan as of 12 May 2011 revised July 14, 2011.
If only one candidates meets the filing requirements, that candidate is declared the winner and the primary will not be held.
Virginia does not provide for registration by party. Participation in Virginia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters will publicly declare their Party preference and that preference will be publicly recorded.
Tuesday 6 March 2012: 106 of 124 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Virginia Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.
The results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 primary are also used to allocate 2,000 district delegates elected at county and city caucuses held on 21, 23, or 28 April 2012. These 2,000 district delegates will attend the congressional district conventions and the State Convention.
All delegates shall in good conscience reflect the sentiments of the presidential candidate to whom they are pledged in that candidate's caucus on the first ballot at the district convention and again at the State Convention.
District and State Convention delegates who do not form a candidate caucus that that reaches a 15% threshold at the district or state level may join another candidate caucus and pledge to that candidate. After joining another candidate caucus, however, the delegates shall remain committed to that candidate throughout the process.
24 December 2011: Since only one candidate met the filing requirements, that candidate, President Barack Hussein Obama, is declared the winner and the primary will not be held. President Obama receives the 106 pledged delegates.
Saturday 12 May - Saturday 19 May 2012: Congressional District Conventions meet. National Convention District Level delegates are selected during the Saturday 12 or 19 May District Conventions according to the results of the Primary.
Saturday 2 June 2012: The Virginia State Democratic Convention convenes.
The State Convention elects the pledged PLEO and at-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 18 National Convention delegates consist of
These 18 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
On 11 January 2011, Virginia Delegate Mark L. Cole (Republican) introduced HB 1843. The Bill moves the presidential primary date from the 2nd Tuesday in February to the 1st Tuesday in March. The bill retains the first Tuesday in March as the primary date before the May general election. The Senate version of the bill is SB 1246.
|Delegation to the National Convention|
Virginia Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Mamye Bacote||Newport News|
|Jay Bandhari||Dunn Loring|
|John Bell||Virginia Beach|
|Lillie Louise Boone Lucas||Portsmouth|
|Sandra Brandt||Virginia Beach|
|Linda Brooks||Newport News|
|George Burke||Falls Church|
|Rose Chu||Falls Church|
|Elizabeth Coll||Falls Church|
|Donna Corbett||Round Hill|
|Carlton (Ray) Davenport||Glen Allen|
|Hanh Deniston||Colonial Heights|
|Tyra Fitch||Virginia Beach|
|Richard A Fowler||Alexandria|
|Thomas Francis||North Chesterfield|
|Scott Blake Harris||Washington|
|Evelyn Harris||North Chesterfield|
|Cliff Hayes Jr.||Chesapeake|
|Fred Hudson||Free Union|
|Eucharia "Ukay" Jackson||Richmond|
|Susan Johnston Rowland||Chesapeake|
|Sandra J Klassen||Reston|
|Victor Langhorne||Newport News|
|Suchada "Sue" Langley||Vienna|
|Dawn M Lawson||Springfield|
|Virginia "Ginny" Lehner Peters||Alexandria|
|Yvonne Leonard||Virginia Beach|
|Catherine Maloney||Chase City|
|Henry Marsh III||Richmond|
|Joel McDonald||Virginia Beach|
|Jeffrey Robert Rosner||Lynchburg|
|Matthew Rowe||Bowling Green|
|Robert "Bobby" C Scott||Newport News|
|Lionell Spruill Sr.||Chesapeake|
|Sharon Stark||Fairfax Station|
|Edith Turner||Cobbs Creek|
|Greg Turpin||Virginia Beach|
|Jim Webb||Falls Church|
|Chrisi Marie West||Alexandria|
|Gary West||Newport News|
|Linda West||Newport News|
|Renalda Pamela Yeung||Stafford|
|Michael T York||Hampton|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters|
|• Virginia State Board of Elections|
|• Virginia Democratic Party|
|• Virginia Joint Democratic Caucus|
|• Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Blue Virginia - Arlington|
|• Bristol Herald Courier|
|• Culpeper Star-Exponent|
|• Daily Press: Hampton Roads Daily Press|
|• Danville Register & Bee - Dan River Region|
|• Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville / Henry County|
|• News & Advance - Lynchburg|
|• Politics1.com - Virginia|
|• Richmond Times-Dispatch|
|• Southside Sentinel - Urbanna|
|• Staunton News Leader|
|• The Daily Progress - Charlottesville|
|• The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg|
|• The News Virginian - Waynesboro|
|• The Roanoke Times|
|• The Virginia Public Access Project|
|• The Virginian Pilot - Norfolk|
|• The Winchester Star|
|• Times Community Media (Loudoun Times-Mirror, Fauquier Times-Democrat, Culpeper Times, Gainesville Times)|
|• WWBT - NBC - Richmond|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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