By BOBBIE McAULIFFE
Sample ballots for the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) election to be held on March 6 are now available at the County Election Board office behind the Courthouse in Poteau.
Three of the candidates on the ballot withdrew too late to remove their names from the ballot.
Those with active campaigns are Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. They all have campaign websites and voters have plenty of time to pick up a sample ballot and research the candidates before election day.
All registered Republicans are eligible to vote in this election. You must show either your voter registration card, or a government issued photo ID card to receive a ballot. Early voting will take place at the County Election Board office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 2 and March 5. On March 3, early voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.