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:
  1. Register to vote
    The forgotten step or the only step for many. Must do this well in advance of voting date
  2. Be white
    This 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.
  3. Be an old person
    You 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.
  4. Be a registered democrat
    Hate 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
  5. Know when your state's primary is
    Not nov 8, bbs. In fact, every state has a different date to vote in the primaries
  6. Know where your polling place is
    Or how to fill out an absentee ballot (college students)
  7. Show up to vote
    Half the battle
  8. Elect a delegate or be a delegate
    What? 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)