Vote for Your Preferred Presidential Candidate on Super Tuesday
Somerville residents will also vote for a state committee man and woman, as well as committee members for their ward.
Massachusetts registered voters can cast their ballots in the presidential primary elections Tuesday, March 6 at their neighborhood polling stations.
Somerville residents will vote for a presidential candidate, based on the party with which they're enrolled. Voters will also select state committee men and women as well as committee members for their ward.
Residents of nine other states will vote that day, coined "Super Tuesday."
On the Republican ballot are Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich. They will compete for the 41 delegates at stake in the state, according to a report by WBUR. Their goal is to collect 1,144 of them across the country to obtain the Republican Party's nomination for the general election in November.
President Barack Obama is the only Democratic candidate for President.
Candidates for the Green-Rainbow Party nomination are Kent Mesplay, Jill Stein and Harley Mickkelson.
Who will vote?
Elections Department Chairman Nicholas Salerno said on Monday that the question of voter turnout is "up in the air."
"Across the state, most of the people in my peer group are not expecting much of a turnout," he said. "You never know; that could all change. We’re just prepared to make sure we can accommodate everybody."
He said many Massachusetts residents feel there's not any contest in the Democratic party, given that there's only one candidate. Out of 43,628 registered voters in Somerville, 23,551 are registered Democrat and 17,775 as Independent. Only 1,966 are registered Republican.
However, he said, the ward committee races might draw people out to vote. Residents of each ward may elect between three and 35 people to represent their political party at the neighborhood level, according to the state's elections division.
Where's your polling place?
Enter your address here to find out.
Somerville's 21 polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ward 6, precinct 1 residents: note that your polling place has changed from the George Dilboy Post to the John F. Kennedy School, at the Sartwell Avenue entrance.
The elections department page on the city's website includes sample ballots for every ward and political party so that you can be familiar with what you'll be reading and marking on this Tuesday.