Voters from 12 states and one territory are set to take to the polls Tuesday in a slew of first-round presidential voting events, with primaries in nine states and caucuses in three states and one territory. Here's how to find out where to cast a ballot as a resident of any of the states participating in Super Tuesday.
Super Tuesday has often loomed as an important event in the runup to presidential elections. While many of the states included in Tuesday’s voting are not swing states, results from the votes frequently push lower-performing candidates to drop out ahead of the election in November.
Seven southern states are participating in the event, causing some commentators to use the term “the SEC primary” — a reference to the Southeastern Conference in football. In southern states Republican candidates will vie for support from Christian evangelicals while Democrats look to African-American communities.
To find your state’s polling places, click on the links in each state’s name. Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and American Samoa are all participating in caucuses or primaries. Most states close their voting around 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. local time, and results come in throughout the following day.
Five candidates are left in the Republican field: real estate mogul Donald Trump, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Vying for the Democratic ticket will be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. As of Sunday, Trump and Clinton were respectively leading their parties with voter support in Super Tuesday states, according to polls from NBC and CBS.