HOW TO ELECT BERNIE SANDERS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Millennials love Bernie Sanders on social media, but is that enough to get him nominated? Primaries are hella hard to navigate, especially for first time voters. Here's a helpful guide to electing everyone's favorite socialist:
- •Register to voteThe forgotten step or the only step for many. Must do this well in advance of voting date
- •Be whiteThis isn't necessary, but trust me, being white helps with everything. Actually, if you're not white you're not voting for Bernie Sanders anyway.
- •Be an old personYou know what's great about being retired? All the free time you have to go to a polling place during the day and vote. Good luck finding time to vote amid your jobs and classes, millennials.
- •Be a registered democratHate partisan politics and refuse to label yourself? Enjoy being marginalized. Literally. If you register as an independent or choose no party affiliation and live in one of the following states, you can't vote in the primaries: AL*, AK, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IL*, IA*, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA RI, SD, UT, WV, WY. *voters can change party affiliation on day of primary/caucus
- •Know when your state's primary isNot nov 8, bbs. In fact, every state has a different date to vote in the primaries
- •Know where your polling place isOr how to fill out an absentee ballot (college students)
- •Show up to voteHalf the battle
- •Elect a delegate or be a delegateWhat? Yes, decide who goes to the democratic national convention. This is by far the most complicated step, but maybe the most influential action you can take in the primaries. Rules and procedure vary by state. (Helpful to follow all proceeding steps)