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Republicans in Virginia are heading to the polls today to decide who will represent them in the 2012 Presidential elections this November. At Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington, there's not likely to be a run on ballots, because turnout has so far been less than super on this Super Tuesday.

While a total of 46 delegates are in play in the commonwealth, only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are on the ballot. They were the only ones who managed to get the 10,000 signatures before the deadline.

John Marose, who has been working this particular precinct for almost 14 years, remains optimistic about turnout: "It may pick up, especially when work is finished."

One Virginia resident who we know will not be voting in today's primary is GOP primary is  contender Newt Gingrich. He didn't make it on the ballot. Speaking through a spokesperson, he said he will not be voting in person or through an absentee ballot today.

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