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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Hampshire Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 10 January 20121
District Caucuses: Saturday 14 January 2012
Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting: Saturday 28 April 2012
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary,
Polling hours 6:00a EST (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM EDT by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection.
Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary
35 total delegate votes - 18 district / 6 at large; 4 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs
The delegate selection processes herein was updated 7 Januaary 2012 per the 2012 Delegate Selection Plan Adopted by the New Hampshire Democratic Party - 2 November 2011.
Participation in New Hampshire's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Only Democrats and independents can request a Democratic ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary
Tuesday 10 January 2012: 28 of 35 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.
10 January 2012 10:42p PST: While we do not a breakdown of the Congressional District vote and redistricting is incomplete, we assume that President Obama is the only candidate to receive 15% in each CD.
Here's how we compute the delegate count:
Saturday 14 January 2012: District Level Caucuses. National Convention District-level delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 28 April 2012: Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting in Concord.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a committee consisting of a quorum of district-level delegates.
The remaining 7 National Convention delegates consist of
These 7 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
New Hampshire can hold its primary on Tuesday 14 February 2012. [Reference: 2012 Delegate Selection Rules for the Democratic National Convention: Rule 11.A.]
On 2 November 2011, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner announced that New Hampshire will hold its Presidential Primary on Tuesday 10 January 2012.
"If Nevada does not accept a date of Tuesday, January 17th or later for its caucus, it leaves New Hampshire no choice but to consider December of this year. The dates of Tuesday, December 13th and Tuesday, December 6th are realistic options ... "
|Delegation to the National Convention|
New Hampshire Delegation (as posted at http://www.democrats.org/2012-convention-delegate-list, 20 August 2012)
|Peter H Burling|
|Martha Fuller Clark|
|James M Demers||Concord|
|Margaret (Peggy) Gilmour||Hollis|
|Edgar "Ned" Helms||Concord|
|Paul W Hodes||Concord|
|Sylvia B Larsen||Concord|
|Patricia J Lee||Hanover|
|Mary Rauh||New Castle|
|Kristi St. Laurent||Windham|
|J. Alejandro Urrutia||Hudson|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• State Constitution|
|• New Hampshire Secretary of State|
|• Secretary of State's Election Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• New Hampshire General Court|
|• New Hampshire Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Concord Monitor - Concord|
|• Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover|
|• Granite State News|
|• New Hampshire Business Review|
|• New Hampshire Gazette|
|• New Hampshire Public Radio|
|• New Hampshire Public Television|
|• Newhampsire.com (The Union Leader)|
|• NH Journal|
|• NH1 - Concord|
|• Politics1.com - New Hampshire|
|• Seacoastonline.com - Seacoast Newspapers|
|• The Cabinet Press - Bedford - Hollis - Merrimack - Milford|
|• The Telegraph - Nashua|
|• The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News|
|• WMUR TV - ABC - Manchester - Portsmouth|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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