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Early Voting For Presidential Primary Starts Wednesday In Tennessee

Chas Sisk | WPLN

Early voting for the presidential primary starts Wednesday in Tennessee.

Republican and Democratic voters will see multiple options on their ballots, but not all of them are still in the race.

GOP voters will have the opportunity to choose from President Donald Trump, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld and former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh. That last candidate dropped out of the race recently.

Republicans will also have the opportunity to vote for delegates for the national convention.

Meanwhile, Democratic voters will see 15 names on their Presidential Preference Primary Ballot, including six people who have already dropped out: N.J. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, spiritual guru Marianne Williamson, Colo. Sen. Michael Bennet and businessman Andrew Yang. The latter two candidates suspended their campaigns Tuesday.

The Democratic candidates still in the race are:

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg
  • Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
  • Minn. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • Former Mass. Gov. Duval Patrick
  • Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Businessman Tom Steyer
  • Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Early voting opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday and closes Feb. 25. The primary will be March 3. You can find where to vote by going online at

This story was updated to reflect the suspensions of the campaigns of Michael Bennet and Andrew Yang.

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán is Nashville Public Radio’s political reporter. Prior to moving to Nashville, Sergio covered education for the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden, Utah. He is a Puerto Rico native and his work has also appeared on NPR station WKAR, San Antonio Express-News, Inter News Service, GFR Media and WMIZ 1270 AM.