Tuesday is “Super Tuesday,” the day in which voters in Pulaski County and 13 other states finally get their opportunity to weigh in on the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination process.
Presidential preference primaries will be held in Virginia, Vermont, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado, California, Arkansas and Alabama, as well as the U.S. Territory of American Samoa.
In Virginia, all registered voters can participate in the Democratic Party primary, as the Old Dominion does not register voters by party.
No less than 14 Democratic candidates will be on the primary ballot, including six who have dropped out of the race for the party’s nomination – Michael Bennet, Deval Patrick, Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, Julian Castro and Marianne Williamson.
The other eight candidates on the ballot are still in contention – Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg.
As usual, polls open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 7 p.m. Voters are reminded to bring a photo ID to the polling place.
Polling places on Tuesday are the same as in the last election:
- Belspring (Belspring United Methodist Church)
- New River (Riverlawn Elementary)
- West Cloyd (NRV Fairgrounds)
- Draper (Draper Volunteer Fire Department)
- South Pulaski (Central Gym)
- Newbern (Dublin Lions Club)
- Dublin (Dublin Lions Club)
- Hiwassee (Hiwassee Volunteer Fire Department)
- Snowville (Snowville Elementary)
- Massie (Central Gym)
- Walker (NRV Fairgrounds)
- Robinson (Central Gym)
Remember if you have any questions about voting or your registration, contact the Pulaski County Registrar’s Office at 540-980-2111.
By MIKE WILLIAMS, The Patriot