Super Tuesday: Which states vote, and when will we know the results?

Super Tuesday is coming on March 5, and it will mark a major turning point in the 2024 presidential election. Yahoo News presents a guide to which states will hold their party nominations, who can vote and why it may take a few days to learn exactly how many delegates each candidate has won.

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- Super Tuesday is coming and it marks a major turning point in the 2024 presidential nomination process. Within 24 hours, we'll have gone from only 6 and 1/2 states having held their primaries and caucuses to a whopping 21.5. Democrats won't vote in Alaska until April. Now, that doesn't mean, we'll know for sure who each party will have as their candidate, but it will change the electoral math going forward.

On the Republican side, a candidate needs 1,215 out of 2,429 possible delegates to secure the nomination. And Super Tuesday will add 854 delegates into the mix. For Democrats, the number to win is a bit higher at 1,968, but 1,420 of the total 3,934 are up for grabs on Super Tuesday.

To raise the stakes a bit more, 10 Super Tuesday states hold what's called open primaries, meaning you don't have to be registered to a party to participate. While three of those limit voting to party members and independents, the rest are open to any eligible voter, so long as they haven't already voted in the other party's primary. That said, because some states allow or even require mail-in voting, we might not know the full breakdown of delegates for a while. Still, it's sure to be an exciting day no matter what.