The Green Papers: District of Columbia 2012 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2012. Find 2013 elections here.
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 3 April 2012
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
2010 Census:601,723 (0.19% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2000 Census:574,096 (0.20% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Capital:Washington, DC
Tuesday 3 April 2012 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2012 polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC).

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District of Columbia State and Local Government

District of Columbia 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties

Only voters registered with the Democratic, Republican and Statehood Green parties are eligible to vote in a primary election.

6 November 2012 candidates from the Board of Elections and Ethics.

6 November 2012 returns from the District of Columbia Board of Elections.


President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2012
  Elected Democratic 267,070 90.91% President Barack Hussein Obama
(3 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.

FEC P80003338; 26 Nov 12; Tot $732,741,988; Dsb $729,647,987
  Candidate Republican 21,381 7.28% former Massachusetts Governor Willard "Mitt" Romney
Vice President: Wisconsin Congressman Paul D. Ryan

FEC P80003353; 26 Nov 12; Tot $478,704,347; Dsb $465,787,141
  Candidate D.C. Statehood Green 2,458 0.84% Jill E. Stein
Vice President: Cheri Honkala

FEC P20003984; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,005,788; Dsb $1,093,022
  Candidate Libertarian 2,083 0.71% former New Mexico Governor Gary Earl Johnson
Vice President: Jim Gray

FEC P20002671; 26 Nov 12; Tot $2,575,529; Dsb $2,572,585
  Candidate Scattering 772 0.26% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Write-in; (Justice Party)     former Salt Lake City Mayor Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson
Vice President: Luis J. Rodriguez

FEC P20004263; 31 Dec 11; Tot $7,954; Dsb $10,084
Total 293,764 100.00%  

Mayor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Home Rule

  Democratic Mayor Vincent C. "Vince" Gray
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Not running for re-election
  Candidate Democratic     Jack Evans
  Candidate Democratic     Tommy Wells

Delegate to the House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2012. Home Rule

Seat up for election
Democratic Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 3 April 2012 Primary
  Elected Democratic 246,664 88.55% Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
FEC H0DC00058; 26 Nov 12; Tot $329,788; Dsb $354,896
  Candidate Libertarian 16,524 5.93% Bruce Majors
FEC H2DC00096; 15 Oct 12; Tot $25,550; Dsb $22,898
  Candidate D.C. Statehood Green 13,243 4.75% Natale Lino "Lino" Stracuzzi
FEC H8DC00143
  Candidate Scattering 2,132 0.77% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Omari Musa
Total 278,563 100.00%  
 Non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate must receive a majority of the popular vote in order to be elected as Delegate to the House. A runoff election is scheduled in the event that no candidate receives the requisite majority.

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
Major Third Parties
  D.C. Statehood Green (affiliate of Green): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party: 1 candidate
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 2 candidates
  Write-in: 2 candidates
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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