Presidential Primary Voting in Virginia on Super Tuesday

Only two candidates on the ballot

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    Turnout is expected to be light in Virginia's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday. There are only two candidates on the ballot - News4's Megan McGrath reports. (Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012)

    If you plan to vote in Virginia's republican primary, you won't have to worry about long lines at the polls. Turnout across Virginia is expected to be light today.

    At Thoreau Middle School in Vienna, only 4 people cast ballots in the first hour of voting.

    Normally a state to watch in national elections, Virginia is taking the back seat this Super Tuesday. That's because there are only two candidates on the ballot - Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

    Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum did not meet strict requirements for collecting signatures, so they can not participate in today's contest.  Virginia does not allow write-in candidates during the primary.

    Virginia polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday.