2012 Presidential Primary & Caucus Dates by State

State primaries vary from state to state. These dates are tentative and subject to change. For update information, go the the Federal Election Commission.


STATE PRIMARY DATE CAUCUS DATE
Alabama

March 13, 2012

n/a

Alaska

n/a

March 6, 2012 (R); April 15, 2012 (D)

American Samoa

n/a

pending

Arizona

February 28, 2012

n/a

Arkansas

May 22, 2012

n/a

California

June 5, 2012

n/a

Colorado

n/a

February 7, 2012 (R); March 6, 2012 (D)

Connecticut

April 24, 2012

n/a

Delaware

April 24, 2012

n/a

D.C.

April 3, 2012

n/a

Florida

January 31, 2012

n/a

Georgia

March 6, 2012

n/a

Guam

n/a

pending

Hawaii

n/a

March 10, 2012 (R); April 14, 2012 (R)

Idaho

n/a

March 6, 2012 (R); April 14, 2012 (D)

Illinois

March 20, 2012

n/a

Indiana

May 8, 2012

n/a

Iowa

n/a

January 3, 2012 (R)
January 3, 2012 (D)

Kansas

n/a

March 10, 2012 (R); April 14, 2012 (D)

Kentucky

May 22, 2012

n/a

Louisiana

March 24, 2012

n/a

Maine

n/a

Feb. 4-11, 2012 (R); March 11, 2012 (D)

Maryland

April 3, 2012

n/a

Massachusetts

March 6, 2012

n/a

Michigan

February 28, 2012

n/a

Minnesota

n/a

February 7, 2012

Mississippi

March 13, 2012

n/a

Missouri

February 7, 2012

n/a

Montana

June 5, 2012

n/a

Nebraska

May 15, 2012

n/a

Nevada

n/a

February 4, 2012 (R); January 21, 2012 (D)

New Hampshire

January 10, 2012

n/a

New Jersey

June 5, 2012

n/a

New Mexico

June 5, 2012

n/a

New York

April 24, 2012

n/a

North Carolina

May 8, 2012

n/a

North Dakota

n/a

March 6, 2012 (R); June 5, 2012 (D)

Ohio

March 6, 2012

n/a

Oklahoma

March 6, 2012

n/a

Oregon

May 15, 2012

n/a

Pennsylvania

April 24, 2012

n/a

Puerto Rico

pending

n/a

Rhode Island

April 24, 2012

n/a

South Carolina

January 21, 2012 (R); January 28, 2012 (D)

n/a

South Dakota

June 5, 2012

n/a

Tennessee

March 6, 2012

n/a

Texas

March 6, 2012

n/a

Utah

June 26, 2012

n/a

Vermont

March 6, 2012

n/a

Virginia

March 6, 2012

n/a

Virgin Islands

n/a

February 10, 2012

Washington

February 3, 2012 (R); April 14, 2012 (D)

n/a

West Virginia

May 8, 2012

n/a

Wisconsin

April 3, 2012

n/a

Wyoming

n/a

March 6-10, 2012 (R); April 14, 2012 (D)


Source: Federal Election Commission

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