Super Tuesday Voting Guide for Jamaica Plain
The basics you need to know about voting in Tuesday's election.
[Editor's note: I incorrectly wrote that Curtis Hall Community Center is again being used as a polling place. It is not. I'm sorry if any readers from Ward 19 Precincts 8 and 9 showed up there. Those precincts still vote at the Agassiz School.]
1. The 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.
In addition to the presidential primary, you’ll also be asked to select candidates for State Committee Man, State Committee Woman and Ward Committee. The candidates will vary depending on your Ward and party affiliation.
2. Polling hours/locations: Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Massachusetts. Don’t know where to vote? Click here.
3. 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).
4. For more information on Super Tuesday in Boston, visit the city’s election website, especially the “Frequently Asked Questions” section. Also, if you’re not registered to vote, it’s too late to do so in time for Super Tuesday, but you can register to vote in future elections here.