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SOUTHWICK — Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. across Massachusetts for the “Super Tuesday” presidential primary election on Tuesday, March 5, including in the Senior Center at the rear entrance of Town Hall, 454 College Hwy., Southwick.

Additionally, Southwick still has in-person early voting opportunities remaining: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 29, and Friday, March 1. All communities also allow early voting by mail, as long as the ballots are returned before polls close on March 5.

Each voter can cast only one presidential primary ballot. Registered members of the Democratic, Libertarian or Republican parties can vote in their party’s primary election only. Voters who are registered but unenrolled in a party — also called “independent” — can choose any one of the three party ballots.

Candidates on the Democratic ballot, in ballot order, are Dean Phillips, incumbent President Joseph Biden, and Marianne Williamson. Candidates on the Libertarian ballot are, from top to bottom, Jacob George Hornberger, Michael D. Rectenwald, Chase Russell Oliver, Michael Ter Maat and Lars Damian Mapstead. Candidates on the Republican ballot are, in order, Chris Christie, Ryan Binkley, Vivek Ramaswamy, Asa Hutchinson, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley. Several of the GOP candidates are appearing on the ballot despite having already suspended their campaigns. In each party’s presidential race, “no preference” and write-ins are also options.

Democratic and Republican voters will also help choose one man and one woman to represent their state Senate district on state party committees. For the district that includes Southwick, Democratic ballots have a race for state committee woman between Marietta Rose Rapetti Cawse and Megan Elise Arvin, both of Pittsfield. The sole Democratic candidate for state committee man is Sherwood Guernsey II of Williamstown. On GOP ballots, Southwick state Rep. Nicholas Boldyga and his wife Jessica Boldyga are running unopposed for state committee.

Voters from any community can enter their information at www.sec.state.ma.us/VoterRegistrationSearch to confirm that they are registered to vote.

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