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Follow the Republican Primaries!

BETH HANSON & IAN HEDGES, News Editors

How to register to vote in Beloit: All Beloit College students who are U.S. citizens have the right to vote in Wisconsin’s open primary. In order to vote in Wisconsin’s primary on April 3, you will need both your student ID and a document that proves your enrollment. Student IDs must be the ones newly issued for the 2011-2012 academic year that include student’s name, signature, photo, date of issue and date of expiration. The document proving enrollment can be a tuition receipt, a college-issued letter that verifies the student’s enrollment or other documents issued by the college that proves a student’s enrollment. Voter registration can take place at the polling place

How to register to vote in your home state: To vote in your home state by absentee ballot, first find your state government’s website or do a Google search of “How to vote absentee in….” First, register to vote. Then, apply for an absentee ballot. Some states have registration deadlines of up to 30 days prior to the primary.

As of Feb. 13, the following states have already selected candidates:
Jan. 3 • Iowa; Rick Santorum won the state with 24.6 percent of the vote
Jan 10 • New Hampshire; Mitt Romney won the state with 39 percent of the vote
Jan. 21 • South Carolina; Newt Gingrinch won the state with 40 percent of the vote
Jan 31 • Florida;  Mitt Romney won the state with 46 percent of the vote
Feb. 4 • Nevada; Mitt Romney won the state with 50 percent of the vote
Feb 7 • Minnesota, Colarado, and Missouri: Santorum won all three of these states
Feb 11 • Maine; Romney won the caucus with 39 percent of the vote

Below are the upcoming Republican primaries/caucuses:
Feb. 28 • Primaries: Arizona and Michigan
March 3 • Caucus: Washington
March 6, Super Tuesday • Caucus: Alaska, North Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho •Primaries: Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee,Vermont and Virginia
March 10 • Caucuses: Guam, Kansas and U.S. Virgin Islands
March 13 • Primary: Alabama and Mississippi • Caucuses:  American Samoa and Hawaii caucuses
March 17 • Caucus: Missouri
March 18 • Caucus: Puerto Rico
March 20 • Primary: Illinois
March 24 • Primary: Louisiana
April 3 •Primaries: Maryland,Texas, D.C. and Wisconsin
April 24 • Primaries: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island
May 8 • Primaries: Indiana,
North Carolina and West Virginia
May 15 • Primary: Nebraska and Oregon
May 22 • Primaries: Arkansas and Kentucky
June 5 • Primaries: California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota
June 26 • Primary: Utah
Aug. 27-30 • Republican National Convention

Source: The New York Times

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