Ballot Access News reports:
The Libertarian Party 2012 presidential convention will be in Las Vegas, May 4-6, 2012. This is the earliest the Libertarian presidential convention has been since the 1992 presidential election, when the national convention was in September 1991. The latest Libertarian presidential convention was in 1996, and was in early July.
The 2012 date and location were chosen by the Libertarian national committee on November 21.
The two major parties recently have been holding their presidential conventions in early September of the election year.
No political party has previously held its presidential convention in Las Vegas. Other cities that bid for the 2012 convention were San Francisco and Dallas, with a last-minute proposal for Ontario, California.