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What You Need to Know About Super Tuesday

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at VCU chapter.

What is it? Super Tuesday is the day several states hold presidential primary elections. This day is important because it helps determine each party’s nominee. This year, Super Tuesday is taking place March 1, 2016.

Who can participate? In order to vote in the primaries, you must be registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the primaries was Feb. 8, 2016. If you needed an absentee ballot, the deadline was Feb. 23, 2016. If you do have an absentee ballot, make sure to follow the instructions and turn in your ballot on time, before March 1, 2016.

Who can I vote for? Virginia is an open-ballot state, which means you’re not tied to a party or required to sign a Statement of Affiliation.

Democratic Party: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders

Republican Party: Ben Carson, John Kasich, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz

Where do I vote? The location you vote is determined by the district you live in. Make sure you’re voting in the right location by going to virginia.gov and entering your address.

What do I take with me when voting? Make sure you take an acceptable form of ID. This can be your valid driver’s license, college student ID or a valid U.S. passport.


The most important thing to remember is to vote. Stay involved and remember that the general elections take place Nov. 8, 2016.

The deadline to register for the general elections is Oct. 17, 2016.

For more information go to http://elections.virginia.gov/index.html

Jocelin is a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University where she is studying print journalism with a minor in general business. In between classes and work, she enjoys drinking coffee, watching Netflix, and working out. She hopes to one day be the editor-in-chief of a magazine and live in NYC. She is a Pinterest enthusiast and loves DIY projects.
Keziah is a writer for Her Campus. She is majoring in Fashion Design with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. HCXO!