October 20, 2020

WE ARE TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THE NOVEMBER 3RD ELECTION! Check in below to hear what is going on with your local Dems! 


Chair Richards Photo

Hello Fellow Democrats, 

Below are a few takeaways I thought important to share with you from Civiqs and Rust Belt Rising's final poll. This poll consisted of 2,289 likely voters.

  • Overall battleground results: 51% Biden, 46% Trump, 3% other, 1% unsure

  • The gap in a voting method is profound: 71% of Republicans will vote on Election Day versus 22% of Democrats. Among Democrats, using a dropbox for their ballot submission went up from 31% to 37% since last month.  

  • 67% want to protect and expand health care, selecting different steps to do so. Only 23% want to repeal the ACA.

  • Voters were clear on identifying the remedy: 41% pointed to a change in the political situation — they want Trump gone. A distant second is a change in job/finances. Despite the pandemic, a change in people’s 'health situation' was far down in 4th place.

As we engage with our friends, networks and voters sharing important opinions and information like the aforementioned should help make those conversations a bit more manageable. 

Keep up the great work! We're almost there.

Chairwoman Richards


Lend a hand to our Get Out The Vote efforts by signing up to become a Poll Watcher with the Elections Committee! Email Elections Committee Chair Jim Rogal at [email protected] to sign up today!

Training, resources and credentials provided. 



The McLean County Democrats are hosting our 1st ever virtual drawdown raffle on October 29th!

Each ticket is $50 and gives you a chance at 11 cash prizes, with a GRAND PRIZE of $1,000!!

Only 160 tickets will be sold, so be sure to tell your friends and neighbors! Purchase your Draw Down ticket here!

Dems Draw Down


Don't get tripped up while casting your vote for the Fair Tax Amendment proposal to the IL constitution. Fair Tax is the first question at the top of your ballot and the language is as follows in the attached image.

Vote Yes For Fair Tax

🔹️Sample (Specimen) Ballot - County
🔹️Sample (Specimen) Ballot - Bloomington
Fair Tax Vote Yes


Early Voting 1

Early Voting 2

📸 Hannah Beer for McLean County Board District 6


🚨 We are 14 days away from the General Election! 🚨 It's time to mobilize Democrats all across our County and ensure election integrity. Here are three ways you can help:

🔹️Rev Project🔹️

The McLean County Democrats need your help! Sign up here to volunteer to make get out the vote phone calls to voters. Training and resources will be provided!

🔹️Voter Protection Hotline🔹️

If you witness or have knowledge of voter protection issues at the poll, please call this hotline number at (224) 990-2200. Please have this number readily available over the next several weeks if you have knowledge of any problems with voting in our County. This is a statewide Voter Protection Hotline for any voter in Illinois who has questions or concerns about voting.


As the election gets closer (14 days!), we need volunteers and phone bankers to help spread our Democratic message! 

Take part in our new Volunteer Incentive program to have a chance to win:

🔹️Weekly: McDems Swag
🔹️Monthly: $25 Visa gift card
🔹️Nov 2nd: $100 Visa gift card

Can you lend a bit of your time? Click the link below to join the #bluewave movement!

Election 2020!


Registration deadlines
Register in person through Nov. 3

Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: Received by Oct. 29
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3

Same Day Voter Registration
You can also register AND vote on Election Day.
Remember that Election Day is now a state holiday!

🔹️Click here for early voting locations and times in McLean County
🔹️Drop box locations here

Office Hours - 422 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701

  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Weekdays: 12 - 6 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM

General Meeting Minutes

The October General Meeting Minutes have been added to the Google Drive folder here