Coles County Elections

1. Voter's Guide cover 2.jpg

*After Mar 9th, you must register in person to be able to vote in the Apr 6th election.Be prepared to vote when you register.

Other Useful Links
4. Introduction.jpg

Brief Summary of the

Illinois Presidential Primary Delegate Selection Plan


In a nutshell, the selection of delegates at the congressional district level is based on the proportion of votes the presidential candidate receives in that district, although a candidate must receive at least 15% before being allotted any delegates.

District 15 will have three delegates to divide up. In this election in our district, there are three candidates with delegates: Biden, Sanders, and Warren. The delegates for each candidate will “win” based on their ballot order - the first Biden delegate will win if Biden gets at least 15% and the second Biden delegate will win if Biden gets two-thirds of the overall vote. It’s unclear how this will work if there are three candidates and one is at 60% and the other two are at 15%, but it’s unlikely that any one candidate will get all three delegates.

Interestingly, the delegate selection plan places a lot of emphasis on gender balance, with our district to have two women and one man elected.  There is a significant section that discusses non-binary gender delegates and how they can fill either male or female slots. 

Past Voter's Guides