2012 Presidential Primaries,
Caucuses, and Conventions
Democratic "First Determining Step"

Donkey and Elephant Democratic
Tuesday 3 January 2012*Iowa Caucus1
Tuesday 10 January 2012*New Hampshire Primary1
Saturday 21 January 2012*Nevada Non-binding Precinct Viability Caucuses1
Saturday 28 January 2012*South Carolina Presidential Primary/Precinct Reorganization meeting1
Tuesday 7 February 2012*Missouri Primary1
Tuesday 6 March 2012*American Samoa Territorial Caucus1
*Colorado Precinct Caucus1
*Georgia Primary1
*Massachusetts Primary1
*Ohio Primary1
*Oklahoma Primary1
*Tennessee Primary1
*Virginia Primary (only 1 candidate qualified - primary cancelled)1
*Vermont Primary1
Tuesday 6 March - Saturday 31 March 2012*Maine County Conventions1
Tuesday 6 March - Sunday 8 April 2012*Minnesota Organizing Unit Conventions1
Wednesday 7 March 2012*Hawaii Precinct Caucus1
Tuesday 13 March 2012*Alabama Primary1
*Mississippi Primary1
*Utah Caucuses1
Tuesday 20 March 2012*Illinois Primary1
Saturday 24 March 2012*Louisiana Primary1
Saturday 31 March 2012*Arizona Congressional District Caucuses1
Tuesday 3 April 2012*District of Columbia Primary1
*Maryland Primary1
*Wisconsin Primary1
Tuesday 10 April - Saturday 14 April 2012*Alaska Precinct / House District Caucuses1
Saturday 14 April 2012*Idaho County Caucus1
*Kansas Local Unit Conventions1
*Nebraska Precinct Caucuses1
*Wyoming County Caucuses1
Sunday 15 April 2012*Washington Precinct Caucuses1
Saturday 21 April 2012*Texas County/Senatorial District Conventions1
Tuesday 24 April 2012*Connecticut Primary (only 1 candidate - no primary will be held)1
*New York Primary1
*Pennsylvania Primary1
*Rhode Island Primary1
Tuesday 1 May - Sunday 6 May 2012*Democrats Abroad Global Primary1
Tuesday 1 May - Wednesday 30 May 2012*Delaware Representative District Caucuses / Party-run Primary1
Saturday 5 May 2012*Florida County Caucuses1
*Guam Territorial Caucus (Party run primary)1
*Michigan Precinct Caucuses1
Tuesday 8 May 2012*Indiana Primary1
*North Carolina Primary1
*West Virginia Primary1
Tuesday 15 May 2012*Oregon Primary1
Tuesday 22 May 2012*Arkansas Primary1
*Kentucky Primary1
Tuesday 29 May 2012Texas Advisory Primary1
Saturday 2 June - Sunday 3 June 2012*Virgin Islands Territorial Convention1
Sunday 3 June 2012*Puerto Rico Senate District Caucuses1
Tuesday 5 June 2012*California Primary1
*Montana Primary1
*North Dakota Legislative District Caucus1
*New Jersey Primary1
*New Mexico Primary1
*South Dakota Primary1

* Major event or National Convention delegates allocated.
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

Notes: Thursday 1 March 2012: Democratic unpledged delegates are automatically selected.


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