Presidential campaign calendar
2011-2012


This calendar includes:

• Ballot access deadlines for state parties to qualify for the ballot for 2012 and/or presidential candidates in those states where the party is unlikely to get on the ballot (where a party is on the ballot, the candidate need not qualify separately)

• State party presidential primaries

• State party conventions at which state parties will select their presidential delegates and dedicate them to the declared presidential candidates

• GPUS presidential candidate recognition deadlines (deadlines the candidates must meet to be recognized as a declared candidate by the GPUS)

• GPUS presidential convention deadlines around state party accreditation (deadlines state and territorial parties must meet to be accredited to have delegates at the 2012 convention, including submission of their delegate selection plans and credentials applications, and the deadline for responses by the GPUS Credentials Committees and appeals to their findings)


April 2011


- April 30: Deadline by which elections for Credentials Committee are to have been concluded as per 2-3 of the Credentials Committee Rules and Procedures (http://www.gp.org/committees/credentials/committee-rules.shtml#02).



May 2011

- May 28: Deadline by the Credentials Committee shall publish a "Call for Applications for Delegate Credentials" as per Article IV of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules (http://www.gp.org/documents/convention-rules/index.shtml#04-03).

Call for Applications for Delegate Credentials not published. This needs to be done ASAP!!!

Section 4-3 Delegate Credential Applications - Timing and Receipt of Submission

4-3.1 The Credentials Committee shall publish a "Call for Applications for Delegate Credentials" not later than four weeks after the committee has been elected.


September 2011

- September 6: PCSC conference call


October 2011

- October 4: PCSC conference call


November 2011

- November 1: PCSC conference call

- November 5: Wisconsin Green Party Fall Meeting in Ripon, WI where presidential preference process will be approved.

- November 12: North Carolina Green Party Fall Gathering where process for selecting delegates will be approved.

- November 26: Deadline to apply to GPCA for automatic consideration at December 3/4 General Assembly, via this process (http://www.cagreens.org/delegates/prez_primary_process.shtml). Applications sent to GPCA Liaison to the Secretary of State, at liaison@cagreens.org


December 2011

- December 1: Date by which the following requirement becomes applicable for presidential candidates seeking GPUS recognition as declared candidates as per Article X of the GPUS Rules and Procedures (http://www.gp.org/documents/rules.shtml#10-01)

"10-1.5 Receives verifiable support from 100 Green Party members, including members from at least five state parties; this requirement is not applicable until December 1st of the year preceding the presidential election;"

- December 2: Western regional 2012 presidential and ballot status organizing meeting, Los Angeles

- December 3/4: Green Party of California General Assembly, Los Angeles (http://www.cagreens.org/lacounty/gpca-ga-dec-2012/), where delegates will decide whose names go on GPCA presidential primary ballot, via this process (http://www.cagreens.org/delegates/prez_primary_process.shtml)

- December 31: Date by which requirement to establish a campaign committee with the Federal Elections Commission becomes applicable for candidates seeking GPUS recognition as declared candidates as per Article X of the GPUS Rules and Procedures (http://www.gp.org/documents/rules.shtml#10-01)

"10-1.6 Establishes a campaign committee and files with the Federal Elections Commission; this requirement is not applicable until December 31st of the year preceding the presidential election;"


January 2012


- January 17: PCSC conference call

- January 31: PCSC conference call


February 2012

- February 1: Date by which $5,000 fundraising requirement becomes applicable for candidates seeking GPUS recognition as declared candidates as per Article X of the GPUS Rules and Procedures (http://www.gp.org/documents/rules.shtml#10-01

10-1.7 Raises at least $5,000, not including self-financing, for the purpose of his/her campaign; this requirement is not applicable until February 1st of the year of the presidential election;

- February 1-19: Illinois Green Party postal mail Presidential primary ballot (www.ilgp.org/featured/online-primary-info/)

- February 15: Utah party petition deadline: 2,000 signatures (OR August 15: Utah party petition deadline: 1,000 signatures)

- February 20 to March 4: Green Party of Virginia postal mail ballot for presidential preference

- February 22: Hawai'i party petition deadline: 691 signatures required for state-level ballot status. Once access is achieved three times in a row, it is automatically retained for the next ten years. Access was achieved in 2008 and 2010. A successful drive this time will last through 2021.

- February 23: Maine Green caucuses begin, run over many dates www.mainegreens.org/

- February 28: Green Presidential Primary, Arizona


March 2012

- March 2nd: Conclusion of postal mail Presidential primary, Wisconsin (wisconsingreenparty.org/?q=node/152)

- March 6th: Green Presidential Primary, Massachusetts

- March 15th: Montana party petition deadline: 5,000 signatures (OR August 1: Montana presidential candidate petition deadline: 5,000 signatures)

- March 15: Deadline for Submission of State and Territorial Party Delegate Plans

Date by which the following requirement becomes applicable for state parties as per Article II of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules (http://www.gp.org/documents/rules.shtml#02-07)

2-7.1 Deadline for Submission of Delegate Plans

2-7.1(a) At least 120 days prior to the convening of each Presidential Nominating Convention, each state's Green Party shall submit to the Credentials Committee, a Delegate Plan for selecting and instructing its delegation. The Credentials Committee shall post a copy of each Delegate Plan on its web site.

2-7.3 Change to Delegate Plans

2-7.3(a) After its Delegate Plan has been submitted to the Credential Committee, no change to the rules used by a state Green Party for selecting or instructing its delegation shall be binding unless the state Green Party submits within thirty days of such change to the Credentials Committee a supplementary report describing those amendments.

Section 2-8 Reporting the Results of the Delegate Selection Process

2-8.1 Not later than 14 days following any action to fill seats on a state Green Party's convention delegation, a state party shall file with the Credentials Committee the results of its delegate selection process, including vote totals and the proportion of support enjoyed by each candidate seeking the nomination of the party, as well as a list of delegates and alternates and an explanation of how each has been instructed to vote in the first round of voting in the convention's Presidential Nominating process.

- March 17: Green Party of New Jersey annual convention; selection of delegates to GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention (www.gpnj.org/Conventions/convention2012a.pdf)

- March 27: South Dakota party petition deadline: 7,928 signatures (OR August 7: South Dakota presidential candidate petition deadline: 3,171 signatures)

- March xx: North Carolina Green Party membership poll listing all candidates actively seeking the GP-US ballot line who are Green Party members, and including None Of The Above (NOTA) and No Candidate as choices (date to be determined)

- March 31: Green Party of Colorado Annual State Meeting & Nominating Convention (www.coloradogreenparty.org/event/annual-state-meeting-nominating-convention/)


April 2012


- April 2: New Mexico party petition deadline: 3,009 signatures (OR June 6: New Mexico presidential candidate petition deadline: 18,053 signatures)

- April 3rd: Green Presidential Primary, District of Colombia

- April 13: North Dakota party petition deadline: 7,000 signatures (OR September 7: North Dakota presidential candidate petition deadline: 4,000 signatures)

- April xx: North Carolina Green Party Spring Gathering at which presidential delegates will be chosen (date to be determined)


May 2012

- May 13: Deadline by which gender-balanced, Honorary Co-Chairs shall be nominated by the Steering Committee and submitted for confirmation by the National Committee as per Article V of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules (http://www.gp.org/documents/convention-rules/index.shtml#05-02)

- May 13: Deadline by which an Election Administrator shall be nominated by the Steering Committee and submitted for confirmation by the Green National Committee as per Article V of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules (http://www.gp.org/documents/convention-rules/index.shtml#05-03)

- May 13: Deadline by which gender-balanced Co-facilitators shall be nominated by the Steering Committee to co-facilitate the decision-making process for adopting the Report of the Credentials Committee, and submitted for confirmation by the National Committee as per Article V of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules (http://www.gp.org/documents/convention-rules/index.shtml#05-07)

- May xx: Green Party of Deleware Annual Convention: Endorsement of presidential candidates made (date to be determined)

- May 22nd: Green Presidential Primary, Arkansas (pending confirmation of qualifying petitions)

- May 30: Delegate Credential Applications due from state parties as per Article IV of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules (http://www.gp.org/documents/convention-rules/index.shtml#04-03)

Section 4-3 Delegate Credential Applications - Timing and Receipt of Submission

4-3.4 The deadline for postmarking a credentials application to be considered prior to the convention shall be forty-five days prior to the convening of the Presidential Nominating Convention, and not later than thirty days later than the delegation has been named.


June 2012

- June 1: Alabama Party petition deadline: 44,829 signatures (OR September 6: Alabama presidential candidate petition: 5,000 signatures Window opens in November 2011)

- June 1: Kansas Party petition deadline: 16,776 signatures. Under state law the signatures can be collected in any 180 day window preceding an election. (OR August 6: Kansas candidate petition deadline: 5,000 signatures. Under state law the signatures can be collected in any 180 day window preceding an election)

- June 1: Rhode Island party petition deadline: 17,115 signatures (OR September 7: Rhode Island party petition deadline: 1,000 signatures)

- June 1: Wisconsin party petition deadline: 10,000 signatures (OR September 7: Wisconsin party petition deadline: 2,000 signatures)

- June 1: Wyoming party petition deadline: 3,740 signatures (OR August 28: Wyoming presidential candidate petition deadline: 3,740 signatures)

- June 5: Green Presidential Primary, California

- June 6: New Mexico presidential candidate petition deadline: 18,053 signatures (OR April 2: New Mexico party petition deadline: 3,009 signatures)

- June 27: Preliminary Findings of the Credentials Committee Released as per Article IV of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules (http://www.gp.org/documents/convention-rules/index.shtml#04-05)

Section 4-5 Delegate Credential Applications - Preliminary Findings of the Credentials Committee

4-5.1 For any application filed both electronically and by mail forty-five days or more prior to the convention, the Co-Chairs of the Credentials Committee shall respond within 28 days of receipt, certifying upon preliminary online examination that the Committee has either:

4-5.1(a) found the application to be consistent with these rules, with a preliminary finding of the number of delegates the committee expects will be credentialed at the convention; or,

4-5.1(b) found the application to be inconsistent with these rules, or incomplete with a preliminary finding of the number of delegates the committee expects will be credentialed at the convention; and, provide instructions on how the application may be corrected to be consistent and complete.

- June 30: Indiana party petition deadline: 34,195 signatures

- June 30: North Carolina presidential candidate petition deadline: 85,379 signatures


July 2012

- July 2: Nevada party petition deadline: 7,013 signatures

- July 6: Nevada presidential candidate petition deadline: 7,013 signatures

- July 9: Deadline by which each state party shall elect a State Delegation Reporter and an Alternate State Delegation Reporter from among its delegates and provide the Election Administrator with their contact information as per Article V of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules (http://www.gp.org/documents/convention-rules/index.shtml#05-04)

- July 10: Georgia Party petition deadline: 57,956 signatures required for state-level party access for President and Senate only. Petitioning window opened in April 2007.

- July 13: Connecticut presidential candidate petition deadline: 7,500 signatures for a statewide presidential candidate, including President. No process for full-party status. Window opens in 2012.

- July 14: GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention

- July 30: New Jersey presidential candidate petition deadline: 800 signatures


August 2012

- August 1: Montana presidential candidate petition deadline: 5,000 signatures (OR March 15th: Montana party petition deadline: 5,000 signatures )

- August 1: Nebraska party petition deadline: 4,800 signatures (OR August 28: Nebraska presidential candidate petition deadline: 2,500 signatures)

- August 1: Pennsylvania presidential candidate petition deadline: approximately 25,000 signatures

- August 6: Kansas presidential candidate petition deadline: 5,000 signatures. Under state law the signatures can be collected in any 180 day window preceding an election (OR June 1: Kansas Party petition deadline: 16,776 signatures. Under state law the signatures can be collected in any 180 day window preceding an election.)

- August 7: South Dakota presidential candidate petition deadline: 3,171 signatures (OR March 27: South Dakota party petition deadline: 7,928 signatures)

- August 8: Alaska presidential candidate petition deadline: 3,262 signatures

- August 8: New Hampshire party petition deadline: 13,698 signatures

- August 8: New Hampshire presidential candidate petition deadline: 3,000 signatures

- August 8: Iowa presidential candidate petition deadline: 1,500 signatures. The signatures must come from at least 10 different counties. There is no petitioning mechanism for full statewide ballot access. Access is maintained by receiving 2% in either the gubernatorial or presidential race. Since it is a candidate petition and a low requirement, the IAGP has usually waited until the nominee is known or assumed to begin petitioning.

- August 15: Utah party petition deadline: 1,000 signatures (OR February 15: Utah party petition deadline: 2,000 signatures)

- August 16: Tennessee presidential candidate petition deadline: 11 presidential electors each collect 25 signatures

- August 22: Virginia presidential candidate petition deadline: 10,000 signatures, with at least 400 signatures from each of Virginia's 11 congressional districts. Window opens January 2, 2012

- August 28: Nebraska presidential candidate petition deadline: 2,500 signatures (OR Nebraska party petition deadline: 4,800 signatures)

- August 28: Washington state presidential candidate petition deadline: 1,000 signatures

- August 28: Wyoming presidential candidate petition deadline: 3,740 signatures (OR June 1: Wyoming party petition deadline: 3,740 signatures)

- August 30: Idaho party petition deadline: 13,102 signatures. Window opened August 30th, 2011.

- August 30: Idaho presidential candidate petition deadline: 1,000 signatures.


September 2012

- September 4: Kentucky presidential candidate petition: 5,000 signatures

- September 6: Alabama presidential candidate petition: 5,000 signatures Window opens in November 2011 (OR June 1: Alabama Party petition deadline: 44,829 signatures )

- September 7: North Dakota presidential candidate petition deadline: 4,000 signatures (OR April 13: North Dakota party petition deadline: 7,000 signatures)

- September 7: Rhode Island party petition deadline: 1,000 signatures (OR June 1: Rhode Island party petition deadline: 17,115 signatures)

- September 7: Wisconsin party petition deadline: 2,000 signatures (OR June 1: Wisconsin party petition deadline: 10,000 signatures)

- September 9: Minnesota presidential candidate petition deadline: 2,000 signatures. 5% for President would retain ballot access for 2014.


October 2012

 


November 2012


- November 6: General Election