2012 State and Presidential Primary and Caucus Dates

Last updated May 29, 2012

The following table summarizes the dates for all state, Congressional and presidential primaries and caucuses in 2012. A chronological listing of presidential primaries and caucuses is also available.

State

Presidential Primary or Caucus

State Primary or Caucus

Alabama

March 13

March 13 / April 24 runoff

Alaska

March 6 – R district conventions April 9-16 – D caucuses

August 28

Arizona

February 28

August 28

Arkansas

May 22

May 22 / June 12 runoff

California

June 5

June 5

Colorado

February 7 – R caucuses

March 6 – D caucuses

June 26

Connecticut

April 24

August 14

Delaware

April 24

September 11

District of Columbia

April 3

April 3

Florida

January 31

August 14

Georgia

March 6

July 31 / August 21 runoff

Hawaii

March 7 – D caucuses

March 13 – R caucuses

August 11

Idaho

March 6 – R caucuses

April 14 – D caucuses

May 15

Illinois

March 20

March 20

Indiana

May 8

May 8

Iowa

January 3 – R&D caucuses

June 5

Kansas

March 10 – R caucuses

April 14 – D caucuses

August 7

Kentucky

May 22 (a)

May 22

Louisiana

March 24

November 6 / December 1 runoff

Maine

February 4-11 – R caucuses

February 26 – D caucuses

June 12

Maryland

April 3

April 3

Massachusetts

March 6

September 6

Michigan

February 28

August 7

Minnesota

February 7 – R caucuses

March 6 – D caucuses

August 14

Mississippi

March 13

March 13 / April 3 runoff

Missouri

February 7 – D primary

March 17 – R caucuses

August 7

Montana

June 5

June 5

Nebraska

April 14 – D caucuses

May 15 – R primary

May 15

Nevada

January 21 – D caucuses

February 4 – R caucuses

June 12

New Hampshire

January 10

September 11

New Jersey

June 5

June 5

New Mexico

June 5

June 5

New York

April 24

June 26 (congressional)

September 13 (state)

North Carolina

May 8

May 8 / June 26 runoff

North Dakota

March 6 – R caucuses

June 5 – D caucuses

June 12

Ohio

March 6

March 6

Oklahoma

March 6

June 26 / August 28 runoff

Oregon

May 15

May 15

Pennsylvania

April 24

April 24

Rhode Island

April 24

September 11

South Carolina

January 21 – R primary

January 28 – D primary

June 12 / June 26 runoff

South Dakota

June 5

June 5 / June 26 runoff

Tennessee

March 6

August 2

Texas

March 6

May 29 / July 31 runoff

Utah

March 13 – D caucus

June 26 – R primary

June 26

Vermont

March 6

August 28

Virginia

March 6

June 12

Washington

March 3 – R caucus

April 15 – D caucus

August 7

West Virginia

May 8

May 8

Wisconsin

April 3

August 13

Wyoming

March 6 – R caucuses

April 14 – D caucuses

August 21

American Samoa

March 6 – D caucuses

March 13 – R caucuses

n/a

Guam

March 10 – R caucuses

May 5 – D caucuses

September 1

Puerto Rico

March 18 – R caucuses

June 3 – D caucuses

March 18

U.S. Virgin Islands

March 10 – R caucuses

June 3 – D caucuses

TBD

Source:  National Conference of State Legislatures, May 2012

For More Information

For more information on 2012 primaries, contact NCSL's elections team at 303-364-7700.