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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Wisconsin Republican primary: How to follow it

Another batch of Republican National Convention delegates will be allocated on Tuesday as voters in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. make their picks for the GOP nominee.


Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) speaks during a town hall style meeting as U.S. Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) looks on at Wisconsin Building Supply on April 2, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. With one day to go before the Wisconsin primary, Mitt Romney makes a final push through the state. (Justin Sullivan - GETTY IMAGES)
Wisconsin’s primary is the most competitive of the Tuesday contests, and also boasts the biggest prize for the winner. The statewide winner will be awarded 15 delegates, plus three more for each of Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts he carries.

The PostPolitics team will live-blog primary day from early afternoon through the poll closings, final returns and candidates’ speeches. Here are complete details on how to follow the primary in Wisconsin:

Who is on the ballot?

The only races on the ballot Tuesday in Wisconsin are the Republican presidential primary and some local and judicial elections.

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R-Wis.) and several Wisconsin state senators will face a recall elections on June 5. The Wisconsin congressional primaries, including the Republican primary to replace retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D) will be August 14.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.), Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) and former House speaker Newt Gingrich are all on the ballot.

Mitt Romney

What is the schedule?

Polls open at 8 a.m. ET, 7 a.m. local (central) time and close at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

How do I follow the primary on social media?

#WIprimary is the Twitter hashtag for news and updates about the election. You can follow the best political tweeters for GOP primary news and Wisconsin’s best political tweeters here.

We’re also asking readers in the primary states to share news, photos and tweets about what they’re seeing on election day using the hashtag #VoteWatch.

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