Republican voters in Tennessee will elect their presidential nominee on Super Tuesday, March 6, along with nine other states. The state has 58 delegates to offer in its GOP primary contest.
According to the latest PPP (D) opinion poll, Rick Santorum is leading in the state with 34 percent of votes followed by Mitt Romney at 29 percent of votes polled. Newt Gingrich is close behind in the third place with 27 percent of votes and Ron Paul is placed fourth with 8 percent support.
Tennessee is regarded as crucial among the states that poll on Super Tuesday. The race is close here with the frontrunners in neck and neck competition.
The early poll information provided by the Tennessee Secretary of State Web site shows that 158,666 Republicans have used the early voting facility this year.
Tennessee voters can look up their voter registration status and other information here.
Registered voters, irrespective of party affiliation can vote in the primary, and all polling locations will close at 8:00 p.m. EST / 7:00 p.m. CST. All voters must present an ID containing the voter's name and photograph when voting at the polls on Election Day. More information can be found here.
Tennessee has a proportional primary and the winner will take most of the bound delegates if the candidate receives more than 66 percent of the votes. Twenty-seven delegates are awarded by the congressional district, three delegates for each district and the candidate who gets 66 percent or more, takes all the three delegates. If not they are divided between the top two candidates proportionately.
Remaining 28 candidates are allotted to the delegate who scores two-thirds of votes statewide or are awarded proportionately among the candidates, who score at least 20 percent, in the case when no candidate manages two-thirds of votes.
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