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2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Jersey Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2012
Delegate Selection: Winner-Take-All,
Polling hours 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary
Voter Participation: Party members and Independents
Voter Affiliation: Party affiliation is changed
50 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 36 re: 12 congressional districts / 3 party / 1 bonus
The delegate selection processes herein was updated on 14 March 2012.
Tuesday 5 June 2012: All of New Jersey's 50 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to a presidential contender in today's New Jersey Presidential Primary.
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the New Jersey's Republican Party, will by virtue of their position, attend the convention pledged to the winner of the primary.
"The Delegate understands that he/she is bound by the results of the June 5th primary and must vote for [presidential candidate's name] on the first ballot at the national convention unless that candidate publicly announces that he/she no longer seeks the nomination." [Primary Election Petition to the Republican National Convention]
Three bills, A3777 introduced by Assemblyman Jonh S. Wisniewski (Democratic) on 10 February 2011; A757 introduced by Assemblyman John DiMaio (Republican) on 12 January 2010 (pushed from the last session); and S71 introduced by Senator Michael J. Doherty (Republican) on 12 January 2010 (pushed from the last session) would all change the date of the state's Presidential Primary from "Tuesday next after the first Monday in February" to "Tuesday next after the first Monday in June"-- the date of the state's regular primary.
On 19 May 2011, state Senator Donald Norcross (Democratic) introduced S2883. This bill would consolidate the partisan primary for Federal, state, and local offices with the Presidential primary on Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in June.
On 26 September 2011, Lieutenant Governor Kimberly M. "Kim" Guadagno (Republican)-- the acting governor while Governor Christopher J. "Chris" Christie (Republican) is out of state-- signed A3777. The 2012 New Jersey Presidential primary will be held on the same date as the state's partisan primary: "Tuesday next after the first Monday in June".
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