U.S. Elections: 2012 Primary Schedule

The 2012 Republican primary/caucus schedule below is based on the most current information available from state election boards. (President Obama’s nomination by the Democratic Party is not contested.)

For those states holding primaries, voters go to polling places and cast their ballots. In caucus states, voters gather in meeting places throughout the state to discuss candidates and reach a consensus on which candidate they will support.

DATE STATE
January 3 Iowa (caucus)
January 10 New Hampshire (primary)
January 21 South Carolina (primary)
January 31 Florida (primary)
February 4 Nevada (caucus)
February 4-11 Maine (caucus)
February 7 Colorado (caucus)
Minnesota (caucus)
Missouri* (primary)
February 28 Arizona (primary)
Michigan (primary)
March 3 Washington (caucus)
March 6
(Super Tuesday)
Alaska (caucus)
Georgia (primary)
Idaho (caucus)
Massachusetts (primary)
North Dakota (caucus)
Ohio (primary)
Oklahoma (primary)
Tennessee (primary)
Vermont (primary)
Virginia (primary)
March 6–10 Wyoming (caucus)
March 10 Kansas (caucus)
U.S. Virgin Islands (caucus)
March 13 Alabama (primary)
Hawaii (caucus)
Mississippi (primary)
March 17 Missouri* (caucus)
March 20 Illinois (primary)
March 24 Louisiana (primary)
April 3 District of Columbia (primary)
Maryland (primary)
Wisconsin (primary)
Texas (primary)
April 24 Connecticut (primary)
Delaware (primary)
New York (primary)
Pennsylvania (primary)
Rhode Island (primary)
May 8 Indiana (primary)
North Carolina (primary)
West Virginia (primary)
May 15 Nebraska (primary)
Oregon (primary)
May 22 Arkansas (primary)
Kentucky (primary)
June 5 California (primary)
Montana (primary)
New Jersey (primary)
New Mexico (primary)
South Dakota (primary)
June 26 Utah (primary)

* Missouri will hold a nonbinding primary on February 7 that will not select delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention. Instead, the Missouri Republican Party will hold a caucus on March 17 to select convention delegates.

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