How and when to vote for Bernie Sanders (by state)
Does your state have open or closed primaries? Find out here, as well as important dates and deadlines to vote for Bernie Sanders!

This is a fantastic resource, whether or not you’re voting for Bernie. It lists where you can vote in your caucus or primary, how, and when. Some places won’t have fixed locations for the caucus or primary yet, but some do.

BREAKING: Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire Democratic primary

Insurgent presidential candidate Bernie Sanders trounced is projected to defeat Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, delivering the former secretary of state’s campaign juggernaut a setback in the state that helped revive her 2008 White House bid. The Associated Press called the race for the Vermont senator shortly after the final polls closed at 8 p.m. Eastern. Two factors worked in Bernie’s favor.

Related: Here are the results of the GOP NH primary — and how Trump did.


Attention Washington State residents intending to vote in the 2016 Democratic caucus and/or primary!

Yes, Washington has both a caucus and a primary. And you will get the primary vote in the mail in May (so long as you’re a registered voter).

HOWEVER. The delegates are typically actually decided by the precinct caucuses, which are going to be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016. This is the main way to select the Democratic nominee, and the party does not have to pay attention to primary votes. [sources: x x x x]

If you cannot attend the caucus due to disability, religious observance, military service, illness, or work schedule, you do NOT have to go to the caucus in-person. You can submit a “surrogate affidavit” by downloading the form from their website at some point. I don’t see it there, now, but their guide claims it will be there. You must submit the affidavit by Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

If you want your vote to matter, please plan to attend the caucus. Don’t just vote in the primary.


Clinton and Sanders battle for black support as campaign shifts to South Carolina

Fresh off his commanding Tuesday win in the New Hampshire presidential primary, Bernie Sanders headed to New York to meet Rev. Al Sharpton for breakfast at Sylvia’s, a landmark as well known as a second home for Harlem power brokers as it is for grits and greens.

Just hours later, the Clinton campaign assembled a trio of prominent black supporters for a conference call with reporters in which they derided Sanders and attacked his track record on African American issues.

I certainly don’t think that Bernie Sanders is some sort of messiah, but I do appreciate that he is pushing back against big business and I believe he’s much more concerned about the average working American than any other candidate.

Erika L Sánchez, poet, essayist, and fiction writer

Five Guardian panelists write about why they’re throwing their support behind Bernie Sanders — read each argument, here

Dear followers in South Carolina, if you’re not registered to vote by end of business on Wednesday, you cannot vote in your open primary. We really really need you to turn out and do your civic duty. This election will effect your entire future, not just the next few years, but you have to act now.

Iowa is up in the air and we need a lot of help in South Carolina. Please show up. If you’re 17 but will be 18 before/on November 8th, you can vote too! More specific information about your primary at this link.                           


The primary dates and states to pay attention to

Now that 2016 is here, the presidential candidates will be gearing up for the primary elections. Here’s a breakdown of which election dates to mark on the calendar, or at least read up on again the next day:

Feb. 1 - It’s game time starting on Feb. 1 with the Iowa caucuses, which will give the first taste of how the rest of the elections will go.

Feb. 9 - Dubbed the “first-in-the-nation” primary, the New Hampshire round will be important in providing an alternative against whoever wins the Iowa caucuses.

Feb. 20 - The first southern primary in South Carolina and a Democratic caucus in Nevada. 

March 1 - Known as Super Tuesday. See the rest of the dates.

Attention Bernie Sanders supporters!

Okay, it has come to my attention that a lot of people aren’t aware that in some states, 17 year olds can vote in the primary, provided they will be 18 by the general election.
I’m bringing this up because Bernie needs the youth vote! So get your youth butts out there and vote!
To see if your state allows primary voting at 17, check out this link:

Please spread the word!