Johnson County Results

On January 3, 2012, both major parties held caucuses for all of Iowa's precincts, at sites ranging from rooms in public facilities to private homes.

The Iowa caucuses are not conducted by our office, since they are not an election. The caucuses are a meeting conducted by the two full status political political parties


The Republican and Democratic Parties are each responsible for setting their own caucus date. Historically, Iowa Democrats and Republicans have worked together to keep the caucuses on the same night and before any other caucus or primary in the nation. In recent years this has meant dates have been announced and later rescheduled, as other states compete with and challenge Iowa's first in the nation role.

The national committees of both parties agreed that no states would be allowed to hold 2012 presidential primaries or caucuses before March with the exception of four designated early states, in this order: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. These four states were allowed to have caucuses or primaries in February, and both Iowa parties scheduled their caucuses for February 6, 2012.

However, on September 30, 2011, Florida scheduled its primary for January 31, 2012. In response, the four designated early states rescheduled their primaries and caucuses. On October 17, 2011, the state central committee of the Republican Party of Iowa voted to hold caucuses at 7 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2012. The Democratic Party's state central committee met on October 20 and chose the same date and time.

Because of the early date, both parties held their caucuses in the "old" precincts established in 2001. New precincts did not become effective until January 15, 2012.