Election Updates & More!

October 19, 2020



Chair Richards Photo

Hello Fellow Democrats,

Our volunteers are priceless and I'd like to take this time to thank the following individuals for spending countless hours completing Get Out The Vote phone calls:

Tom Powers

Joyce Kaye

Nancy Kelahan

Also, congratulations to this month’s exceptional Volunteers of the Week:

Kaley Pruitt

John Holoway

Matt Holoway

As our candidates take on these next few weeks of the campaign trail, I want to remind you all that the Party's Director of Research - Dr. Joseph Zompetti is available and more than happy to assist candidates with political communication, key message design, constituent engagement and of course research. Please feel free to email him at [email protected]

Lastly, this past Friday on WGLT's "Sound Ideas", I debated McLean County Republican Party Chair -Connie Beard. Tune in here to listen to our discussion regarding The Fair Tax Amendment proposal, equity and more. 

Keep up the great work everyone!

Chairwoman Nikita Richards 


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


October General Meeting

Don't forget to join us TOMORROW at 6 PM for our October virtual General Meeting! 

🔹️Sign language interpretation provided by Meagan Stokes, MS Specialist in Deaf and Hard of Hearing🔹️

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 885 8210 9839
Passcode: 646711

To download a PDF version of the agenda, click here.

We hope you can log in and join us!

A Dems Drawdown!

The McLean County Democrats are hosting our 1st ever virtual drawdown raffle on October 29th! We may not be able to have our annual fundraiser, but here is your chance to give back and win big! 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. Purchase your Draw Down ticket here!

Dems Draw Down

Early Voting!

Early Voting 1

Early Voting 2

📸 Hannah Beer for McLean County Board District 6


🚨 We are 21 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 (21 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!

🔹️Register to vote https://ova.elections.il.gov/ 


Registration deadlines
Online: Oct. 18
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 6
In person: 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


All Biden/Harris signs all spoken for. If you reserved a Biden/Harris sign, it must be picked up at the Dems office by TODAY at 6 PM. After that, all signs will become available on Wednesday at noon on a first come first served basis. No reservation needed!

Candidate signs can be picked up at any time during office hours, M-F 12 pm - 6 pm or Saturday 9 am - 1 pm!

All local candidate signs are free. Biden/Harris signs are $5 each.

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

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

General Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the General meetings are saved in the Google Drive folder here