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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Non-binding straw poll: Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012
Last Possible Day for Precinct Caucuses: Wednesday 29 February 2012
County Conventions: Tuesday 6 March - Saturday 10 March 2012
Convention: Thursday 12 April - Saturday 14 April 2012
Delegate Selection: Caucus/Convention
Voter Eligibility: Closed Caucus
29 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 3 re: 1 congressional district / 3 party / 13 bonus
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 11 February 2012.
29 August 2011: Reference: Wyoming Capitol Journal.
Partial Straw Poll results. Thanks to Andrew Watiker for the link.
14 April 2012 Mead Gruver: Wyo. GOP gives all 14 remaining delegates to Romney.
Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012: A non-binding straw poll is held 10 to 25 days before the County Conventions. See http://wygop.org/calendar-of-events/.
11 February: Crook County
Since Wyoming neither elects nor binds delegates until Tuesday 6 March 2012, the Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012 non-binding straw polls do not violate the party's timing rules.
"No primary, caucus, or convention to elect, select, allocate, or bind delegates to the national convention shall occur prior to the first Tuesday in March in the year in which a national convention is held. Except Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada may begin their processes at any time on or after February 1 in the year in which a national convention is held ..." [Rules of the Republican Party. Rule 15(b)(1)]
Wednesday 29 February 2012: Last Possible Day for Precinct Caucuses.
Here's how we estimate the delegate count on 29 February 2012: (Note that zero national convention delegates are allocated during the Precinct Caucuses - national convention delegates are first elected in March.)
We will allocate the state's unbound 26 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the popular vote for those candidates receiving 5% or more of the vote. This is a very rough estimate and will change by the time the state convention meets.
Tuesday 6 March - Saturday 10 March 2012: The County Conventions meet over several days to choose 12 of 29 of Wyoming's delegates to the Republican National Convention. Approximately 980 (?) County precinct committeemen and women, who were elected in Wyoming's 17 August 2010 (biennial) primary election, are eligible to vote for the National Convention Delegates and Alternates at the County Conventions.
There is no formal system applied in the County Convention to relate the presidential preference of the Convention participants to the choice of either the county's delegates to the State Convention or the delegate(s) to the National Convention the County Convention is helping to choose. The participants at each County Convention alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choices and, if so, how it is to be applied. All delegates are officially unbound.
Tuesday 6 March results
Wednesday 7 March results
Thursday 8 March results
Saturday 10 March results
Thursday 12 April - Saturday 14 April 2012: The Wyoming State Republican Convention convenes in Cheyenne. The State Convention chooses the remaining 17 of Wyoming's delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Again, there is no formal system of allocating Wyoming's National Convention delegates to presidential contenders. The delegates to the State Convention alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor and, if so, how it is to be applied to the choosing of the National Convention delegates.
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Wyoming State Statutes and Constitution|
|• Wyoming Secretary of State|
|• Wyoming Secretary of State Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
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|Media & others|
|• Cody Enterprise|
|• Jackson Network|
|• KCWY TV - NBC - Casper|
|• KTWO TV - ABC - Casper|
|• Laramie Boomerang|
|• Politics1.com - Wyoming|
|• Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner|
|• Star Tribune - Casper - Jackson Hole|
|• The Douglas Budget|
|• The News-Record - Gillette|
|• The Powell Tribune|
|• The Torrington Telegram|
|• Wyoming Tribune-Eagle|
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