The Democratic and Republican registered voters in Ottawa County, like their counterparts across the state, will go to the polls on Super Tuesday, March 6, to cast their vote for the candidate from their party they'd like to see run for president.
Connie Payton, Ottawa County Elections Board assistant secretary, said the county has 9,837 Democrats and 4,296 Republicans registered to vote Tuesday.
She stressed that Oklahoma has a closed primary so the Democrats can only vote for a Democrat, and the Republicans can only vote for a Republican. The voters in the county who are registered as Independents cannot vote in Tuesday's Presidential Preferential Primary, she said.
The Democrats will be voting for one of the following candidates – Bob Ely, Darcy G. Richardson, Randall Terry, Barack Obama and Jim Rogers.
The Republicans will be voting for one of the following candidates – Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann.
Payton said the county's registered Democrats and Republicans who wish to vote early in person can do so in the Ottawa County Courthouse Annex Community Room at 123 East Central Ave. in Miami from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Monday, and from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
On Tuesday, the polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Voters will vote in their regular polling places.