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County voters prepare to cast ballots at primary polls on Feb. 5


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By RICHARD SHAW
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Election Judge Melody Marrelli watches the ballots during Tuesday early primary voting. The county reported that they had a good turn out as Carbon County residents turned out early to support their favorite candidate.

Super Tuesday is almost ready to make its mark in Carbon County.

With campaigning among presidential primaries at a fever's pitch, the voters from Utah will be going to the polls next week to decide, along with 22 other states, who will lead the Democrats and Republicans into the spring primaries after Feb. 5.

While there are many delegate rich states remaining to be polled after next week, most political pundits count the vote next week, depending on how it goes, as the make and break primaries of the various candidates.

The examples of the delegate rich states include Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon and Wisconsin.

While Utah's delegate list is not large for the two major parties, candidates are interested in what the state has, particularly people on the Democratic side of the ballot.

The excitement the election seems to be generating comes from the fact that, as a fairly wide open race, it seems Utah voters have a chance to affect the outcome of at least who will get the nominations from the Republican and Democratic parties.

On the Democratic primary ballot, the candidates who will appear include Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher J. Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Frank Lynch, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson.

While a few of the candidates have already pulled out of the primary race, many of the Democratic Party's contenders remain very active.

On the Republican primary ballot, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Alan Keyes, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson will appear.

Some Republican contenders have also pulled out of the race since the primary ballot was set.

Polls in Carbon County will open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m. that night.

To cast ballots in the GOP primary, voters must be registered Republicans.

The Democratic primary is open to registered Democrats, independents or voters who are not affiliated with any political party.

Voters who are listed as unaffiliated can change to a party standing at the polls.

Voters who are listed as members of a third party like Green, Socialist or Libertarian can also change their standing at the polls on Tuesday.

Polling places will be similar to past elections.

• East and west Helper voters will cast ballots at Sally Mauro Elementary School.

•Wellington residents and people from the east county area located outside of Wellington's boundaries, but north of 4000 South and east of 2500 East will vote at the Wellington City Hall.

•Indian Hills and south Price residents will vote at the Price public works building.

•East Price will vote at the Carbon County Courthouse.

•East Carbon and Sunnyside residents will cast ballots at the East Carbon senior citizens center.

•Residents from the fairgrounds area, south county and Miller Creek will vote at the community center at the Carbon County Fairgrounds.

•Castle Heights north and Castle Heights will vote at Castle Heights Elementary School.

•Central Price residents will vote at Price City Hall.

•North and northeast Price voters will cast ballots at the Carbon School District's board office.

•Spring Glen and Kenilworth residents will vote at the Carbon Country Club.

•Carbonville and Westwood will vote at the Active Re-Entry building.

•Residents of Scofield and Clear Creek have to vote by mail. The voters in the towns should contact the Carbon County Clerk's Office.


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