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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, Conventions: Wednesday 15 February - Tuesday 1 May 2012
Primary: Tuesday 6 March 2012
District Conventions: Saturday 28 April - Saturday 19 May 2012
State Convention: Saturday 16 June 2012
Delegate Selection: District: Winner-Take-All Primary, Statewide: if winner receives a majority Winner-Take-All Primary otherwise Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
49 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 33 re: 11 congressional districts / 3 party / 3 bonus
If only one candidates meets the filing requirements, that candidate is declared the winner and the primary will not be held. Write-in votes are not allowed in primaries.
Wednesday 15 February - Tuesday 1 May 2012: Local Mass Meetings, Party Canvasses, and Conventions:
The election of the actual National Convention delegates (who will be formally pledged according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary) begins with local meetings held in each independent city and county of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The State Party Plan requires each independent city and county Republican Party to hold a Mass Meeting, Party Canvass or Convention to select delegates to the congressional district conventions and state convention and to elect local Party officials.
Virgina does not register voters by party.
Tuesday 6 March 2012: 46 of 49 of Virginia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Virginia Presidential Primary.
Saturday 28 April - Saturday 19 May 2012: Congressional District Conventions.
Following the local elections, each of the 11 Congressional Districts will hold a convention and elect three Delegates to the Republican National Convention (who will be pledged according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary).
1st District: 12 May
Reference: Republican Party of Virginia Current Congressional District Committee Calls. Thanks to David Edmonson for the link.
20 May 2012 from BLOG4President.us: Ron Paul Decisively Wins Minnesota and Carries Delegates in Multiple Other States. " ... in Virginia ... 11 district conventions ... Ron Paul supporters won 17 of 33 national delegates selected ..."
Saturday 16 June 2012: The State Convention convenes in Richmond.
13 At-Large National Convention Delegates (all of whom are bound according to the results of the Virginia Republican Primary) are elected at the State Convention.
All Congressional and At-Large National Convention delegates to are bound for the first ballot at the Republican National Convention unless he/she has publicly withdrawn or has released his/her delegates.
The State Convention chooses 3 party leader delegates (a State Party Chairman is elected; and a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman are nominated) all of whom will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.
About 1,400 people attended the State Convention.
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.
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Virginia Law / Code / Constitution / Administrative / Regulations / Acts / Charters|
|• Virginia State Board of Elections|
|• Republican Party of Virginia|
|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|
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