2012 Caucuses and Convention
2012 County Caucuses
The Missouri Republican Party recently voted to move to our caucus system for the purpose of binding Missouri’s delegates to the national convention. This change was prompted by new rules from the Republican National Committee & Democratic National Committee requiring states to move their binding nominating contests to March 2012 or later. Failure to comply with these rules would have resulted in the loss of half of Missouri’s delegates at the national convention. Any registered voter who declares that they are a Republican can participate in the caucus in the county in which they are registered.
How do the caucuses work?
- County Caucuses, March 17, 2012: Attendees have select eddelegates and alternates to the Congressional District Conventions and State Convention. Delegates selected at the county level are not be bound to a specific candidate unless a rule is passed by participants of the caucus. Note: Jackson County and St. Louis City will be caucusing on March 24.
- Congressional District Conventions, April 21, 2012: Delegates chosen at the county level will select 3 delegates and alternates to the National Convention and 1 presidential elector. These delegates and alternates will identify their candidate before being chosen. They will be bound to that candidate on the first ballot at the national convention. For results of the District Conventions, please click here.
- State Convention, June 1-2, 2012: Delegates chosen at the county level will vote on a slate of 25 at-large delegates and alternates to the National Convention and 2 at-large presidential electors. These delegates and alternates will identify their candidate before being chosen. They will be bound to that candidate on the first ballot at the national convention.
2012 MOGOP Platform
Each county caucus will review the proposed 2012 Missouri Republican Party platform and vote on proposed amendments submitted by caucus-goers. To review the draft 2012 Missouri Republican Party platform, please click here. If you would like to see any changes to this document, be sure to attend your county caucus.
State Convention Location
Date & Time: 6/1/12 – 6/2/12
Location: University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO
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