Among the 10 states holding their Super Tuesday primary races tonight, the results of the Massachusetts Republican race may be the least surprising.
Current GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney is expected to easily win the solidly Democratic Bay State, where he served as governor from 2003 to 2007. Romney and his wife spent Tuesday in Massachusetts mingling with supporters and the press, as well as preparing for a ritzy election party at Boston's Copley Westin hotel.
Political observers expect Romney is likely easily win Massachusetts as the other candidates focus their attention on bigger states such as Ohio and Tennessee, which are home to more conservative-leaning voters.
As of Tuesday afternoon, The Boston Globe reports that in at least least two Boston neighborhoods, West Roxbury and Hyde Park, voters heavily favored the former Massachusetts governor. The newspaper is already reporting that Romney is poised to win in the state.
The Massachusetts polls opened at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. EST.
Although the state does not host totally open primaries, unenrolled voters, who make up a majority of the state's electorate, can vote in any of the primaries without having to register with a particular party.
The office of Secretary of State William F. Galvin reports that more than 4 million voters are registered in the state as of February. Of those, 52 percent were unenrolled, 36 percent were Democrats and 11 percent were Republicans. Galvin expects up to 400,000 voters will cast a ballot.
Where to Watch Live Online:
The International Business Times will be live blogging the evening and the results from all 10 states here.
In addition, Fox News will be reporting the results throughout the night at FoxNews.com beginning at 7:15 p.m. and ABC News will broadcast Super Tuesday coverage live on a variety of Web sites, including ABCNews.com and Yahoo! News, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where to Watch Locally:
The Massachusetts Secretary of State Web site is expected to post the primary results once polls close. In addition, The Boston Globe is hosting a live blog with up-to-date information about the race, as well as the Romney campaign.
How to Follow the Massachusetts Primary on Twitter:
Twitter users can search for #supertuesday, #MAprimary and #Mapoli to get updates on the race as the night progresses.
Ashley covers U.S. politics for the International Business Times, with a focus on civil liberties, women's issues and campaign finance. Her work has also appeared in The...