|The Green Papers|
2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Special Meeting of the County Conventions: Monday 23 April - Friday 11 May 2012
Primary: Tuesday 22 May 2012
Special District Convention: Saturday 9 June 2012
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 23 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 7:30a CDT (1230 UTC) to 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Open Primary
36 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 11 bonus
Unpledged delegate preferences as of
The delegate selection processes herein, was updated on 21 December 2011.
22 May 2012 Primary returns from an offiical source.
Monday 23 April - Friday 11 May 2012: Each county holds a Special Meeting of the County Convention to elect delegates to the Special District Conventions. The Special Meeting is attended by qualified voters from that county who filed to be a Special Meeting delegate. The qualifying period is from 23 February to 1 March 2012.
Tuesday 22 May 2012: 33 of 36 of Arkansas's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Arkansas Presidential Primary.
Note: If there are too few delegate candidates to fill the allocated delegate positions for a Presidential candidate, those positions are reallocated to the presidential candidate receiving the highest number of votes who has delegate candidates available to fill the positions. This rule applies to both the district and statewide contests
National Convention Delegates shall remain committed to the Presidential Candidate designated on their filing form through the first ballot unless they are released by their designated Presidential Candidate.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Arkansas's Republican Party, will attend the convention as unbound delegates by virtue of their position.
Saturday 9 June 2012 - Special District Convention. District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 23 June 2012 - State Committee Meeting. At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• The Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874|
|• Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Arkansas General Assembly|
|• Arkansas House of Representatives|
|• Arkansas Senate|
|• The Republican Party of Arkansas|
|Media & others|
|• Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock|
|• Arkansas News Bureau|
|• Batesville Daily Guard|
|• Evening Times - West Memphis|
|• KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro|
|• KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock|
|• KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock|
|• KTHV - CBS - Little Rock|
|• Lynch at Large|
|• Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia|
|• NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville|
|• Politics1.com - Arkansas|
|• Talk Business River Rock Communications|
|• The Arkansas Project|
|• The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home|
|• The Jonesboro Sun|
|• The Leader - Jacksonville|
|• The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville|
|• The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs|
|• The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County|
|• The Times Record - Fort Smith|
|• TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway|
|• Van Buren Press Argus|
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