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 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 .]

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.

William Dawes March 06, 2012 at 11:17 AM
I encourage everyone who is unenrolled to go to the polls and vote for Ron Paul in the Republican Primary (even if you are not conservative). Ron Paul is the only candidate in our one party (Republicrat and Demican) system that is: Against the further erosion of our civil liberties. Against the expansion of our overseas wars of choice. Against the notion of Preventative War. Against the expansion of the Police State. Against the use of the active military inside borders of the US. Against the Banksters and Federal Reserve Banking Cartel destroying our money through inflation. For a government based on the Constitution, which is our only protection against returning to a state of neo-debt-feudalism. For sound money out of the control of criminal banksters. For smaller limited government. For an end to the War on Terrorism. For an end to the TSA. As we descend into a Police State, remember that you had a chance to make your voice heard.
Rich P March 06, 2012 at 02:13 PM
If you want Obama to win the general election; vote for Santorum ! If Santorum gets the nomination (unlikely) then Obama strolls back into office. If Flopney gets the nomination , but sees how much support Santorum received during the year, he'll veer further right, not center for the general election. The further right AND flip floppy Romney appears in the general election, the easier it will be for Obama to crush him.


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