For the March 15 Illinois Republican primary, look for a significant increase in turnout as in other 2016 primaries.

Turnout could significantly exceed 1 million votes, while the Democratic turnout may be down sharply from record 2008 levels.

If the turnout is over 1.25 million, Illinois may be competitive in 2016 for the first time since Reagan-Bush. To achieve victory in 2016, the Republican turnout in November will probably need to exceed 2.5 million votes.

All of the candidates who have dropped out of the race will remain on the Illinois ballot.

The only contenders for the nomination after the prior primaries, however, will be:

• Donald Trump

• Ted Cruz

• Marco Rubio

Be sure to vote for the delegates and alternate delegates who are pledged to nominate the candidate of your choice.