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U.S. Elections: 2012 Primary Schedule

27 June 2012

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

OUTCOME (top three finishers)

January 3

Iowa (caucus)

Rick Santorum, 25 percent
Mitt Romney, 25 percent
Ron Paul, 21 percent

January 10

New Hampshire (primary)

Mitt Romney, 39 percent
Ron Paul, 23 percent
Jon Huntsman, 17 percent

January 21

South Carolina (primary)

Newt Gingrich, 40 percent
Mitt Romney, 28 percent
Rick Santorum, 17 percent

January 31

Florida (primary)

Mitt Romney, 46 percent
Newt Gingrich, 32 percent
Rick Santorum, 13 percent

February 4

Nevada (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 59 percent
Newt Gingrich, 21 percent
Ron Paul, 19 percent

February 4-11

Maine (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 39 percent
Ron Paul, 36 percent
Rick Santorum, 18 percent

February 7

Colorado (caucus)

Rick Santorum, 40 percent
Mitt Romney, 35 percent
Newt Gingrich, 13 percent

February 7

Minnesota (caucus)

Rick Santorum, 45 percent
Ron Paul, 27 percent
Mitt Romney, 17 percent

February 7

Missouri* (primary)

Rick Santorum, 55 percent
Mitt Romney, 25 percent
Ron Paul, 12 percent

February 28

Arizona (primary)

Mitt Romney, 47 percent
Rick Santorum, 27 percent
Newt Gingrich, 16 percent

February 28

Michigan (primary)

Mitt Romney, 41 percent
Rick Santorum, 38 percent
Ron Paul, 12 percent

March 3

Washington (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 38 percent
Ron Paul, 25 percent
Rick Santorum, 24 percent

March 6
(Super Tuesday)

Alaska (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 33 percent
Rick Santorum, 29 percent
Ron Paul, 24 percent

March 6

Georgia (primary)

Newt Gingrich, 47 percent
Mitt Romney, 26 percent
Rick Santorum, 20 percent

March 6

Idaho (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 62 percent
Rick Santorum, 18 percent
Ron Paul, 18 percent

March 6

Massachusetts (primary)

Mitt Romney, 72 percent
Rick Santorum, 12 percent
Ron Paul, 10 percent

March 6

North Dakota (caucus)

Rick Santorum, 40 percent
Ron Paul, 28 percent
Mitt Romney, 24 percent

March 6

Ohio (primary)

Mitt Romney, 38 percent
Rick Santorum, 37 percent
Newt Gingrich, 15 percent

March 6

Oklahoma (primary)

Rick Santorum, 34 percent
Mitt Romney, 28 percent
Newt Gingrich, 27 percent

March 6

Tennessee (primary)

Rick Santorum, 37 percent
Mitt Romney, 28 percent
Newt Gingrich, 24 percent

March 6

Vermont (primary)

Mitt Romney, 40 percent
Ron Paul, 26 percent
Rick Santorum, 24 percent

March 6

Virginia (primary)

Mitt Romney, 59 percent
Ron Paul, 41 percent

March 6–10

Wyoming (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 44 percent
Rick Santorum, 28 percent
Ron Paul, 12 percent

March 10

Guam (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 100 percent

March 10

Kansas (caucus)

Rick Santorum, 51 percent
Mitt Romney, 21 percent
Newt Gingrich, 14 percent

March 10

Northern Mariana Islands (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 87 percent
Rick Santorum, 6 percent
Ron Paul, 3 percent

March 10

U.S. Virgin Islands (caucus)

Ron Paul, 29 percent
Mitt Romney, 26 percent
Rick Santorum, 6 percent

March 13

Alabama (primary)

Rick Santorum, 35 percent
Newt Gingrich, 29 percent
Mitt Romney, 29 percent

March 13

Hawaii (caucus)

Mitt Romney, 45 percent
Rick Santorum, 25 percent
Ron Paul, 18 percent

March 13

Mississippi (primary)

Rick Santorum, 33 percent
Newt Gingrich, 31 percent
Mitt Romney, 30 percent

March 20

Illinois (primary)

Mitt Romney, 47 percent
Rick Santorum, 35 percent
Ron Paul, 9 percent

March 24

Louisiana (primary)

Rick Santorum, 49 percent
Mitt Romney, 27 percent
Newt Gingrich, 16 percent

April 3

District of Columbia (primary)

Mitt Romney, 70 percent
Ron Paul, 12 percent
Newt Gingrich, 11 percent

April 3

Maryland (primary)

Mitt Romney, 49 percent
Rick Santorum, 29 percent
Newt Gingrich, 11 percent

April 3

Wisconsin (primary)

Mitt Romney, 43 percent
Rick Santorum, 38 percent
Ron Paul, 12 percent

April 24

Connecticut (primary)

Mitt Romney, 67 percent
Ron Paul, 13 percent
Newt Gingrich, 10 percent

April 24

Delaware (primary)

Mitt Romney, 56 percent
Newt Gingrich, 27 percent
Ron Paul, 11 percent

April 24

New York (primary)

Mitt Romney, 63 percent
Ron Paul, 15 percent
Newt Gingrich, 13 percent

April 24

Pennsylvania (primary)

Mitt Romney, 58 percent
Rick Santorum, 18 percent
Ron Paul, 13 percent

April 24

Rhode Island (primary)

Mitt Romney, 63 percent
Ron Paul, 24 percent
Newt Gingrich, 6 percent

May 8

Indiana (primary)

Mitt Romney, 65 percent
Ron Paul, 16 percent
Rick Santorum, 13 percent

May 8

North Carolina (primary)

Mitt Romney, 66 percent
Ron Paul, 11 percent
Rick Santorum, 10 percent

May 8

West Virginia (primary)

Mitt Romney, 70 percent
Rick Santorum, 12 percent
Ron Paul, 11 percent

May 15

Nebraska (primary)

Mitt Romney, 71 percent
Rick Santorum, 14 percent
Ron Paul, 10 percent

May 15

Oregon (primary)

Mitt Romney, 72 percent
Ron Paul, 13 percent
Rick Santorum, 9 percent

May 22

Arkansas (primary)

Mitt Romney, 68 percent
Ron Paul, 13 percent
Rick Santorum, 13 percent

May 22

Kentucky (primary)

Mitt Romney, 67 percent
Ron Paul, 12 percent
Rick Santorum, 9 percent

May 29

Texas (primary)

Mitt Romney, 69 percent
Ron Paul, 12 percent
Rick Santorum, 8 percent

June 5

California (primary)

Mitt Romney, 80 percent
Ron Paul, 10 percent
Rick Santorum, 5 percent

June 5

Montana (primary)

Mitt Romney, 68 percent
Ron Paul, 14 percent
Rick Santorum, 9 percent

June 5

New Jersey (primary)

Mitt Romney, 81 percent
Ron Paul, 10 percent
Rick Santorum, 5 percent

June 5

New Mexico (primary)

Mitt Romney, 73 percent
Rick Santorum, 11 percent
Ron Paul, 10 percent

June 5

South Dakota (primary)

Mitt Romney, 66 percent
Ron Paul, 13 percent
Rick Santorum, 11 percent

June 26

Utah (primary)

Mitt Romney, 93 percent
Ron Paul, 5 percent
Rick Santorum, 2 percent

* Missouri held a nonbinding primary on February 7 that did not select delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention. Instead, the Missouri Republican Party held a caucus on March 17 to select convention delegates, and who the delegates choose will be announced after events in May and June.

(This is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/iipdigital-en/index.html)