Democratic Party of Illinois Announces Illinois Will Apply to Be Among the First Five States to Hold its Presidential Primary Election in 2024

On May 6, the Democratic Party of Illinois formally indicated it intends to submit an application to the Democratic National Committee for Illinois to be selected as a “pre-window” state for the 2024 presidential nominating process, meaning it would be one of the first five states to hold its primary election. Click HERE to see the letter of intent sent to the DNC by the Democratic Party of Illinois today

“There is no better state in the country for Democratic presidential candidates to make the case to voters than Illinois,” said Democratic Party of Illinois Chair Rep. Robin Kelly. “Illinois looks like America, with ethnic, geographic, racial, economic and ideological diversity that is core to our party’s success. Illinois has also led the way for Democrats in passing progressive policies, including promoting green energy, supporting workers’ rights, raising the minimum wage, protecting reproductive health, expanding access to the ballot box, and more. 

“I’m thrilled to enter this process with support from Governor Pritzker, President Harmon, and Speaker Welch,” said Chair Kelly. “We all know how special Illinois is, what it takes to win here, and that an early primary will have a positive impact on Democrats both in Illinois and nationally. The DPI will continue to work with stakeholders across the state in developing our application to the DNC, and we look forward to engaging with national leaders to make the case for inclusion as a pre-window state.” Read More

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