Same-Day Registration Illinois has Same-Day Registration on March 17 at select locations [pdf]
Illinois Primary: March 17, 2020
Illinoisans are able to request a Democratic ballot to vote for Bernie on election day
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Good news! Because Illinois has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!
Illinois has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the primaries on March 17, 2020 at select locations [pdf]
Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.
Vote on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00AM – 7:00PM.
Find your polling place here: http://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx
March 17th: GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING: Last day for grace
period registration and grace period voting in the office of the election
authority or at a location designated for this purpose by the election
Last day for online voter registration is 3/1/2020.
Be sure to request a Democratic ballot if you want to vote for Bernie!
Note: If you’re not yet registered to vote, you can use “grace period” registration up until the day of the primary. Find out more here.
Check out the Official Illinois 2020 Election Calendar: https://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionOperations/ElectionInformation.aspx?ElectionID=55Gh0TUHxyo%3d
Here’s an Illinois Voter Guide made by LWV: https://illinoisvoterguide.org/
Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address is needed when you register in-person.
Unpaid time off up to two hours. Needs one day notice.
Vote Early in Illinois! Illinoisans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 17 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!
Early voting in Illinois begins February 6 and ends on March 16.
Illinois Application for vote by mail ballot will be available for download on 12/18/2019.
Find your early voting times and locations here.
Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.
More info on absentee voting here: https://www.fvap.gov/illinois
The first day to file an application for a vote by mail ballot with the Election Authority is 2/6/2020.
You can also request a mail-in absentee ballot until March 12th. Learn more about mail-in voting here.
You may still vote in Illinois's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.
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!
If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.
Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?How to become a delegate in Illinois
Illinois has 184 delegates
Superdelegates: Gov. JB Pritzker, Barack Obama, Sen. Richard J. Durban, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rep. Sean Casten, Rep. Danny K. Davis, Rep. Bill Foster, Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Rep. Robin Kelly, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Daniel Lipinski, Rep. Mike Quigley, Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Bradley Schneider, Rep. Lauren Underwood, Carrie Austin, Jerry F. Costello, John J. Cullerton, Daniel W. Hynes, Victoria R. Koffsky, Iris Y. Martinez, Jayne Mazzotti, Carol Ronen, Becky Strezchowski, Karen A. Yarbrough
File completed forms and petition to get on the ballot to become a District Delegate: January 2-3, 2020
Primary: March 17, 2020
Deadline to file forms to become PLEO or At Large Delegate: April 10, 2020
National Convention delegation meeting: April 27, 2020
District Level Delegate (101):
To become a District level delegate get on the ballot and get elected at the March 17, 2020 Primary Election. Start the Process
At Large Delegates (34) or an At Large Alternate Delegates (13)
Pledged PLEO Delegates (20)
You have to qualify to be one of these delegates. Eligible pledged Party Leader and Elected Official delegate positions are filled according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials; state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEOs.
Standing Committee Members and Delegation Chair
There are 21 Standing Committee Members 7 on each committee (Credentials, Platform and Rules)The members of the standing committees and the delegation chair are elected by a quorum of Illinois’ National Convention delegates on April 27, 2020. You do not have to be a delegate to fill these spots.
Convention Pages (5) are selected by the State Democratic Chair on April 27, 2020.
Presidential Electors (20)
Presidential electors are nominated at either the State party convention, or by the Democratic State Central Committee. Selection occurs on April 27, 2020 at the State Party convention or at an August 12, 2020 meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee. Illinois Presidential Electors are on the General Election ballot and elected by the voters for each congressional district on a state-wide basis.
If you have questions contact the Illinois Democratic Party.
If you have any questions about voting in Illinois you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.
Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/Illinois4Sanders
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