What You Need to Know for Super Tuesday 2020

Voters at Fairfax County polling place.

Super Tuesday is on March 3, and here’s what you need to know if you plan to vote in the Democratic Party Presidential Primary election.

1. Who’s on the Ballot

There are 14 candidates on the ballot. While a number of Democratic Party presidential candidates have suspended their campaigns, these candidates will remain on the ballot unless they officially withdraw from the race with the state. The names of any candidates who withdraw will be posted at the polls.

2. Virginia Holds Open Primaries

While only Democratic candidates will be the ballot, any registered voter can cast a ballot on March 3. Virginia holds open primaries, and voters don’t register by party.

In Virginia, political parties decide how they nominate their candidates, including using caucuses, mass meetings, primary elections and other methods.

The Republican Party chose to select delegates to their national convention at a state convention. Therefore, no Republican candidates will appear on the March 3 ballot.

3. Last Day to Absentee Vote in Person

The last day to absentee vote in person is Saturday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m. There are 13 locations that are open; in Virginia, you must have a reason to vote absentee.

4. Know Your Polling Place

Not sure where you vote? Look it up on the Virginia Department of Elections portal. Double check where you are registered too.

Polls are open in Virginia from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are planning to vote on your way home from work, keep in mind you need to be in line at your poll location by 7 p.m. in order to vote – give yourself plenty of travel time.

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