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5 Things You Need To Know About Today's Super Tuesday Election

What you need to know about voting in today's presidential primary.

1. Super Tuesday marks the first of four elections scheduled for 2012 in Framingham. Next will be the annual town election on April 3, then the state primary on Sept. 6, and finally the state (presidential) election on Nov. 6.

2. The Super Tuesday Ballot: If you’re enrolled as a Democrat, you’ll only have one choice on the presidential primary ballot, President Barack Obama.

If you’re enrolled as a Republican, you’ll have seven choices, (in order on ballot) Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachman and Newt Gingrich.

If you’re enrolled as a member of the Green-Rainbow Party, you’ll have three choices, Kent Mesplay, Jill Stein and Harley Mikkelson.

If you’re not enrolled in a political party, you’ll be able to vote in the primary of your choice, and you’ll remain unenrolled after voting. No paperwork needed to change you back, said Assistant Town Clerk Lisa Ferguson.

3. Polling hours: Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

4. On Super Tuesday in 2012, 410 delegates from nine states will be up for grabs: Georgia (76), Ohio (66), Tennessee (58), Virginia (49), Oklahoma (43), Massachusetts (41), Idaho (32), North Dakota (28) and Vermont (17).

5. Besides voting for a presidential candidate, voters will also elect a town committee and a state committee man and woman.

On the republican ballot, there are 17 names for Republican Town Committee. Voters can vote for up to 35. Framingham's Edward McGrath and Janet Leombruno are running unopposed for State Committee Man and State Committee Woman for the second Middlesex and Norfolk District.

On the democratic ballot, there are 37 individuals running for the Framingham Democratic Town Committee. Voters can select up to 35 names. State Sen. Karen Spilka, of Ashland, and Philip Jack of Ashland are both running unopposed for State Committee Man and State Committee Woman for second Middlsex and Norfolk District.


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