Voting for Bernie in


Tue, Mar 15th | Open Primary

Must Have Registered By:
Tuesday, February 16th

Key Information

Illinois has open primaries Illinoisians can vote for Bernie Sanders regardless of their registered party.

The regular registration deadline for the Illinois Democratic Primary is on February 16, 2016, but grace period registration continues at select sites until election day. Click here to learn more about grace period registration locations and hours.

Early/Absentee Voting

Early voting in the Illinois primary takes place between February 4 and March 14, 2016. You can learn more about early voting locations and hours here. Illinois also lets residents request mail-in absentee ballots until one day before the primary election. Learn more about mail-in voting in Illinois here.

Only 17?

You may still vote in Illinois if you will be 18 years old by November 8, 2016.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Illinois you may contact your state elections office for more information.

Illinois Elections Office
Phone: (217) 782-4141

Are you ready?