Presidential Race
11:55 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Super Tuesday: At A Glance

Originally published on Mon March 5, 2012 9:13 pm

Ten states hold presidential nominating contests on Tuesday. While the scope is smaller than Super Tuesdays in the past, the candidates are still fighting fiercely for delegates.

Alaska

  • Format: Presidential preference poll
  • Timing: Starts at 8 p.m. ET
  • Delegates: 27

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has been the only GOP presidential candidate to actually visit Alaska in the run-up to Super Tuesday.

Georgia

  • Format: Primary
  • Timing: Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 76

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has said he has to win Georgia to be "credible" in the race — and polling suggests he will.

Idaho

  • Format: Caucus
  • Timing: Caucuses start at 9 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 32

This is the first time Idaho Republicans have held presidential caucuses. The state's large Mormon population gives former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney an edge.

Massachusetts

  • Format: Primary
  • Timing: Polls close at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 41

Romney is expected to win the state where he once served as governor. He'll also vote in the primary and watch results in Boston on Tuesday night.

North Dakota

  • Format: Caucus
  • Timing: Caucuses start at 6:30 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 28

Paul plans to appear in Fargo during the caucuses. He has said he hopes to win there, as well as in Idaho and Alaska.

Ohio

  • Format: Primary
  • Timing: Polls close at 7:30 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 66

Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are in a dead heat in Ohio polls. Ohio Republicans actually get to vote twice in the primary — once for allocating "at-large" statewide delegates and once based on their congressional district.

Oklahoma

  • Format: Primary
  • Timing: Polls close at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 43

Santorum is hoping for a good showing in Oklahoma, which he called "ground zero of the conservative movement."

Tennessee

  • Format: Primary
  • Timing: Polls close at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 58

Santorum has been leading in the polls in Tennessee, but the race appears to be tightening.

Vermont

  • Format: Primary
  • Timing: Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 17

Vermont is expected to follow neighboring Massachusetts into Romney's column.

Virginia

  • Format: Primary
  • Timing: Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.
  • Delegates: 49

Only Romney and Paul qualified for the ballot in Virginia's GOP primary.

Bonus:

Wyoming

On Tuesday, Republicans will begin selecting national delegates at county gatherings that run until Saturday. Wyoming has 29 total delegates; five will be allocated on Super Tuesday.

For upcoming contests, visit NPR's primary calendar.

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