Bernie is running for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2016 Presidential Election.  This is a fan-supported page with info about him, his ideals, and voting resources for all.

State Voting Info Closed Open Other Remarks Registration Deadline Tentative (D) Primary/Caucus Date 2016
Alabama --- X --- --- Postmarked 11 days before the election. Tuesday, March 8
Alaska --- --- X Blanket primary for four of five registered parties. Republicans use closed primary. Received 30 days before the election. TBD
Arizona X --- --- --- Received 29 days before the election. Tuesday, March 22
Arkansas --- X --- Voter must vote in runoff primary of same party. Postmarked 30 days before the election. Tuesday, May 24
California --- X --- --- Postmarked 15 days before the election Tuesday, June 7
Colorado X --- --- --- Postmarked 22 days before an election if through a voter registration drive. All other applicants may register at any time through Election Day Tuesday, March 1
Connecticut X --- --- --- Postmarked 14 days before the election Tuesday, April 26
Delaware X --- --- --- Postmarked by the fourth Saturday before a general or primary election Tuesday, April 26
District of Columbia X --- --- --- Postmarked 30 days before the election. Tuesday, April 5
Florida X --- --- --- Postmarked 29 days before the election. Tuesday, March 15
Georgia --- X --- Voter must vote in runoff primary of same party. Postmarked by the fifth Monday before the election. TBD
Hawaii --- X --- --- Received at least 30 days before the election. TBD
Idaho --- X --- --- Postmarked 25 days before the election. TBD
Illinois --- --- X Must vote in primary of same party as last primary vote. Loosely enforced. Postmarked 28 days before the election. Tuesday, March 15
Indiana --- X --- --- Postmarked 29 days before the election. Tuesday, May 3
Iowa --- --- X Voter may change registration at polls. Postmarked 15 days before the election Monday, February 1
Kansas X --- --- --- Postmarked 21 days before the election TBD
Kentucky X --- --- --- Postmarked 29 days before the election. Tuesday, May 17
Louisiana --- --- X Effectively open. Top-two runoff system (\"cajun primary\") used. Closed primary used for Congressional races after 2006. Received 30 days before the election. Saturday, March 5
Maine X --- --- --- Received 21 days before the election. TBD
Maryland X --- --- --- Postmarked 21 days before the election. Tuesday, April 5
Massachusetts X See Comment --- All races' primaries open for "unenrolled"/unaffiliated voters only Postmarked 20 days before the election. Tuesday, March 1
Michigan --- X --- --- Postmarked 30 days before the election. Tuesday, March 8
Minnesota --- X --- --- Received 21 days before the election. TBD
Mississippi --- X --- --- Postmarked 30 days before the election. Tuesday, March 8
Missouri --- X --- --- Received before 5pm on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. Tuesday, March 15
Montana --- X --- --- Postmarked 30 days before the election. Tuesday, June 7
Nebraska X --- --- --- Postmarked by the third Friday before the election Tuesday, May 10
Nevada X --- --- --- Postmarked by 31 days before the election Tuesday, February 23
New Hampshire X --- --- --- Received 10 days before the election. Tuesday, February 9
New Jersey X --- --- --- Received 21 days before the election. Tuesday, June 7
New Mexico X --- --- --- Postmarked 28 days before the election. Tuesday, June 7
New York X --- --- --- Postmarked 25 days before the election TBD
North Carolina X See Comment --- All races' primaries open for unaffiliated voters only Received 25 day before the election. Tuesday, March 1
North Dakota --- X --- --- TBD TBD
Ohio --- --- X Party declaration/affiliation done at Primary voting ballots Received 30 days before the election. Tuesday, March 8
Oklahoma X --- --- --- Postmarked 25 days before the election. Tuesday, March 1
Oregon X --- --- --- Postmarked 21 days before the election. Tuesday, May 17
Pennsylvania X --- --- --- Received 30 days before the election. Tuesday, April 26
Rhode Island X --- --- --- Received 30 days before the election. Tuesday, April 26
South Carolina --- X --- Voter must vote in runoff primary of same party. Postmarked 30 days before the election. Saturday, February 20
South Dakota X --- --- --- Received 15 days before the election. Tuesday, June 7
Tennessee --- X --- --- Postmarked 30 days before the election. Tuesday, March 1
Texas --- X --- Voter must vote in runoff primary of same party. Postmarked 30 days before the election. Tuesday, March 1
Utah X --- --- Currently only Republicans close primary. Postmarked 30 days before the election Tuesday, June 28
Vermont --- X --- --- Received by 5pm on the Wednesday before the election. Tuesday, March 1
Virginia --- X --- --- Received 22 days before the election. Tuesday, March 1
Washington --- X --- --- Postmarked by the Monday four weeks before the election TBD
West Virginia X --- --- Currently only Democrats close primary. Postmarked 21 days before the election. Tuesday, May 10
Wisconsin --- X --- --- Postmarked 20 days before the election. Tuesday, April 5
Wyoming X --- --- --- Received 14 days before the election. TBD

Below is a table I have compiled with Primary voting information for each state.  It will be kept up-to-date as more information becomes available.  Please read the below notes if you have any questions, if you find a mistake, feel free to email me (I make a lot of mistakes)

  • Every state name links to voting resources/registration/information for that state
  • Caucus states are listed with italicized dates in the Primary/Caucus column
  • The following states will allow you to participate in the Primary election as long as you are 18 by the General Election: Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia

Many states hold closed primaries, limiting your option to vote only to the party you are registered under. You will need to fix this if you live in one of these states and plan on voting as a D while registered as an R, I (opposite holds true as well). Below is a list I have compiled for you - hopefully it makes more people aware.

Closed = You must be registered for the party you are voting for
Open = you are free to vote for whomever
Other = See comments

State by State Primary Election Information