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Early voting in Illinois

In Illinois, all registered voters are mailed a ballot request form. They can also vote early in-person.

Mail-in ballots requested4,110,009

55%
30%
15%
DEMGOPOther

+123% from 2016

20162020
1,841,392
4,110,009

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned3,639,845

100%
Mail-in

+117% from 2016

20162020
1,679,980
3,639,845
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is modeled by TargetSmart from multiple commercial sources.Data provided by TargetSmart

Illinois Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 155 Del.155 Delegates

Full Illinois Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    58.9%

    986,661

    + 95 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    36.1%

    605,701

    + 60 Delegates

  • DEM

    Michael Bloomberg

    1.5%

    25,500

Republican Primary/ 67 Del.67 Delegates

Full Illinois Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    96%

    520,956

    + 66 Delegates

  • REP

    Rocky De La Fuente

    4%

    21,833

  • REP

    Write-ins

    0%

    8

How Illinois voted

In 2016, Hillary Clinton won Illinois with 55 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, while Donald Trump received 39 percent. A reliably blue state, Illinois has voted for the Democratic candidate in every presidential cycle since 1992.

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClintonWinner

    56%

    3,090,729

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrump

    38.9%

    2,146,015

2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats50%Men: republicans43%
Women
Women: Democrats60%Women: republicans36%
White
White: Democrats41%White: republicans52%
Black
Black: Democrats87%Black: republicans12%
Hispanic /Latino
Not enough data
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats57%College Graduate: republicans38%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats53%No College Degree: republicans42%
  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    57.6%

    3,019,512

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    40.7%

    2,135,216

2012 Exit Polls

Summary of 2012 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats52%Men: republicans46%
Women
Women: Democrats63%Women: republicans35%
White
White: Democrats46%White: republicans52%
Black
Black: Democrats96%Black: republicans4%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats81%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans18%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats50%College Graduate: republicans48%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats64%No College Degree: republicans34%

More to the story in Illinois 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
249,239+8.02%
+1.13%
Illinois Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)