Four candidates filed to appear on Illinois’ Democratic presidential primary ballot

The filing deadline for the Illinois Democratic presidential primary passed on Jan. 5, 2024. Four candidates filed to appear on the March 19, 2024, ballot. In order to file, candidates had to submit a petition containing 3,000 signatures. 

The following candidates filed:

  • President Joe Biden
  • Frank J. Lozada
  • Former U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips
  • Marianne Williamson

Biden, Gabriel Cornejo, Lozada, Stephen Lyons, Jason Palmer, Armando Perez-Serrato, Phillips, Cenk Uygur, and Williamson have filed to participate in five or more nominating contests. See the chart below for an overview of the number of candidates who have filed in each Democratic presidential primary contest.

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