General Election Day is Nov. 2, 2004, for presidential and congressional elections and many state elections. Each state, however, has its own primary schedule:

ILLINOIS

Electoral votes: 21
(270 electoral votes out of a total 538 needed to win general election)

Democratic delegates: 186

Republican delegates: 73

Important Dates:

March 16, 2004: Presidential and state primary election

Past Results:

2000 PRIMARY WINNERS:
Democrats: Gore with 84.3%
Republicans: Bush with 67.4%
2000 GENERAL ELECTION:
Democrats: Gore with 54.6%
Republicans: Bush with 42.6%
1996 PRIMARY WINNERS:
Democrats: Clinton with 96.2%
Republicans: Dole with 65.1%
1996 GENERAL ELECTION:
Democrats: Clinton with 54.3%
Republicans: Dole with 36.8%

Polling Places:

To find your polling place, contact your county clerk. For a listing of county clerks, click here.

Web site: http://www.elections.state.il.us/