2012 Primary Calendar

2012 Primary Schedule

Many of these dates are tentative as some states are still messing with their primary dates to jockey for an earlier position. All dates subject to change since some haven’t been settled yet. All events are primaries unless otherwise noted as being a caucus.


January 31st: Florida (Likely to change)
February 6th: Iowa caucuses
February 7th: Minnesota GOP caucuses, Missouri, New Jersey
February 14th: New Hampshire
February 18th: Nevada caucuses
February 21st: Wisconsin
February 28th: South Carolina, Arizona, Michigan
March 6th (Super Tuesday): Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont,
Virginia, Colorado caucuses, Idaho GOP caucuses, Minnesota Democratic caucuses
March 11th: Maine Democratic caucuses
March 13th: Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii GOP caucuses, Utah Democratic caucuses
March 20th: Illinois
March 24th: Louisiana
April 3rd: Maryland, District of Columbia
April 7th: Hawaii Democratic caucuses, Wyoming Democratic caucuses
April 14th: Idaho Democratic caucuses, Kansas Democratic caucuses, Nebraska Democratic caucuses
April 15th: Alaska Democratic caucuses, Washington Democratic caucuses
April 24th: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
May 5th: Michigan Democratic caucuses
May 8th: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia
May 15th: Nebraska, Oregon
May 22nd: Arkansas, Kentucky
June 5th: California, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota Democratic caucuses
June 26th: Utah GOP primary

Many dates subject to change between now and the end of 2011.

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