Three Republicans and 16 Democrats will appear on Tennessee's presidential primary ballot for the election set for Super Tuesday next year.
Tennessee is one of 13 states holding presidential primary elections on March 3 to help decide who will be the next president of the United States.
The GOP ballot in Tennessee includes President Donald Trump, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld and former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh.
The Democratic primary field is far more crowded with 16 candidates to appear on the primary ballot, including U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, former Maryland Congressman John K. Delaney, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, New York investor and billionaire Tom Steyer, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, California author and lecturer Marianne Williamson and lawyer and venture capitalist Andrew Yang.
Important primary election dates
A presidential primary election will be held in Tennessee for the Democratic and Republican parties on the first Tuesday in March. More than a dozen states will hold primary elections that day, known as Super Tuesday.
* Voter registration deadline: Feb. 3
* Early voting period: Feb. 12-25
* Absentee ballot request deadline: Feb. 25
* Primary election: March 3
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State
"This primary will determine which candidates will represent these two political parties on the November ballot for our country's highest elected office," Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett said today in an announcement of the ballot lineup for the presidential primary. "I hope every eligible Tennessean will register to vote or make sure their voter registration is updated by the February 3rd voter registration deadline. It is easy to register to vote or update existing voter records by visiting our online voter registration system at GoVoteTN.com."
The deadline for 2020 presidential delegate candidates to file a petition to be elected is noon Dec. 12. Delegate candidates are not considered qualified unless the Division of Elections receives a letter from a presidential campaign authorizing the delegate candidate to run.
Both the Tennessee Republican Party and the Tennessee Democratic Party have their own rules about selecting presidential delegates. Republican presidential delegates are decided by an election, coordinated through the division of elections. Party rules determine Democratic presidential delegates.
As certified candidates for the presidential preference primary, the candidates on the March 3 primary ballot are unable to appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot as the nominee of a different political party.
More information available from the Tennessee Secretary of State's office at www.sos.tn.gov/products/elections/qualifying-procedures-presidential-delegates.