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Early voting for Tennessee's March 3 primary election for president started Wednesday and will last until Feb. 25.

Primary elections will be held for Republican and Democratic candidates for president as part of Super Tuesday, when 15 states will be holding presidential primaries, totaling nearly a quarter of all available delegates.

In Tennessee, President Donald Trump, Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Congressman Joe Walsh will appear on the Republican ballot. Walsh, however, has abandoned his run for president.

On the Democratic side, 15 candidates will appear on the ballot in Tennessee, but six of them already have dropped out of the race, including California businessman Andrew Yang and Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. Yang and Bennet ended their runs Tuesday night as votes were being counted in the New Hampshire primary.

Early voters must appear in person at either their county election commission office or at a satellite voting location opened by the county election commission. To vote, registered voters must present a federal or Tennessee state ID that contains the voter’s name and photograph. Acceptable IDs include: a Tennessee driver's license with your photo, a U.S. passport, a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, a photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government, a U.S. military photo ID and a Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo.

A Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll of 625 registered voters released Thursday shows Tennessee favors Trump overwhelmingly against the leading Democratic candidates.

The poll, which was conducted via telephone calls and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, shows Trump with a 57 percent-36 percent lead over Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 57-37 lead over Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 55-38 lead over South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a 55-39 lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and a 54-39 lead over former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Voters can find early voting locations by visiting the secretary of state's elections website.

The general election is Nov. 3. Tennessee primary elections for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Tennessee Senate (even-numbered districts) and Tennessee House of Representatives will be held Aug. 6.

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