New Hampshire’s 2016 primary is heading into the final stages with the three candidates expected to contest the state’s five-day voting in a state that’s courted those of a similar party.

The political world now waits to see whether Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will all campaign or suspend their campaigns ahead of the race-defining event on Feb. 9.

Some of the state’s likely presidential candidates are also in town for today’s bill-signing ceremony for a new state law to ease the process of divvying up the 13 electoral votes in the Granite State.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2020 New Hampshire primary.

The New Hampshire primary is the first in the presidential race. A write-in or second choice vote is not recognized by the national party. (Associated Press)

When and where

The primary begins on Feb. 9, beginning with a debate at 11 a.m. in Concord featuring candidates vying for support from local Republican voters. The Democratic primary is on the final day of voting Feb. 10.

How to vote

Early voting was offered this year, giving Granite Staters 24 hours to weigh in on the main debate.

Some people also can vote early at designated locations in the state. Here are several locations:

Wade Hospital in Concord

Jerry Lewis Library in Manchester

The University of New Hampshire Political Science Center in Durham

New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester

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