So I just realized that since I will be 18 by the time the presidential election rolls around, I am going to be able to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary!

17-year-olds can vote in primaries and caucuses in half of U.S. states

  • States include: Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Vermont,  and Washington. Most have done this by state law, but others by changing rules in parties.
  • In Alaska, Kansas, North Dakota and Washington, 17-year-old Democrats may caucus, but are barred from participating in the Republican caucus.
  • In Minnesota, 17-year-olds may participate in presidential caucuses, but may not vote in primary elections for other offices.