Step #1–You must VOTE for the Democrat of your choosing in the Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 15th.

Step #2–If you would like to participate in the Delegate Selection Process, you will need to fill out Form MM. It needs to be submitted BEFORE March 31st at 5:00pm. The form needs to be sent (either by mail or via email) to two people:

–Christian County Democratic Central Committee Chair Jim Billedo (224 Hedgerow, Ozark, MO 65721 or jrbslb1971@yahoo.com) You may call Jim at 417-343-7826.

–Executive Director of the SW Missouri Democrats, Krista Stark (2001 Empire Ave., Joplin, MO 64804 or stark.krista@gmail.com) You may call Krista at 417-437-8443.

Step #3April 7th the Christian County Democratic Mass Meeting will be held at the 4H Building at the Finley River Park [From the intersection of Highways 65 & 14 in Ozark,
go East on Highway 14 (also called Jackson Street) about 1.4 miles. When the road curves sharply to the right, turn Left on 3rd Street. Go about 2 blocks, then veer to the right on Riverside Road. The 4H building is next to the Bull Riding Arena.] The meeting will begin at 7:30PM SHARP. We will be selecting delegates for the 7th Congressional Mass Meeting and the Missouri State Democratic Convention. The proportions of delegates will be determined by the March 15th Presidential Primary.

Step #4–April 28th the 7th Congressional Mass Meeting will be held at the Teamsters Hall in Springfield.

Step #5—June 18th the Missouri Democratic State Convention will be held in Columbia, MO where 15 delegates and 6 alternates will be selected to go to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Step #6—July 25th-July 28th the Democratic National Convention will take place in Philadelphia, PA. The Democratic nominee will be selected and become our party’s candidate for President of the United States.

Blue vote button          If you need an absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 417-582-4340, or fax 417-581-8331. You may also go to the their website and select the heading “departments” and click “County Clerk.”

In order to obtain an absentee ballot you must have one of the following excuses: 1) you are going to be absent on Election Day, 2) you are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, 3) your religious belief or practice requires it, 4) you are in federal service (and can include your family), or 5) you are in a certified address confidentiality program due to safety.

Tuesday, March 15th, the Presidential Primary Vote will be open to all registered voters. You must be registered by February 17th. You will be asked to choose a ballot (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Constitutional, etc.). You will then be able to vote for the party and candidate of your choice. This vote will determine how delegates are allocated to the presidential candidates.

After this election, voters can participate in a Caucus to determine what delegates go to the District, State, and National Conventions. The Christian County Democratic Caucus will be held on April 7th at 7:30pm, location to be announced.

Sheriff’s Race heats up

On July 9, 2015, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Election, Event, Uncategorized, by Christian County Democrats

KenLovellforSheriffWant to hear from the Democratic candidate for Christian County Sheriff? There will be two candidate forums in July. The first one has been organized by concerned citizens and will take place on July 16, 6pm, at the NAPA meeting room in Nixa (west of Hwy 160 and Wasson Road, at 407 N. Old Wilderness Road).  The second forum will be on July 21, 6:30pm, at the O.C. in Ozark (located at 1530 W Jackson St, just east of HWY 65 on the South side of W Jackson between Ozark and Empire banks). All candidates (Republican Brad Cole, Democrat Ken Lovell, and Independents Ralph Phillips and Keith Mills) will be attending. We hope you will support our candidate, Ken Lovell, by attending!

For more information, see CCHeadliner article.

 

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Ken Lovell for Christian County Sheriff

CCDCC Fundraiser for Ken Lovell

Tuesday, June 30
6:00-9:00 p.m.
McCauley Park Pavilion, Nixa
(located off North Street on Taylor Way)

Bring a chair, if possible.

The Christian County Democratic Central Committee is providing pulled pork, BBQ chicken, potatoes, baked beans, rolls, salads, and desserts. $20 donation for meal.

Please let us know if you will be attending by calling Susan Billedo at 417-343-7827 or 417-581-7827 or emailing jrbslb1971@yahoo.com.

If you can’t attend but wish to donate to Lovell’s campaign, please send a check to “Ken Lovell for Sheriff Committee” at 615 Ozark St, Nixa, MO 65714.

sheriff-badgeAt a special meeting of the Christian County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC), held on May 22, members interviewed Ken Lovell and unanimously voted him to be our candidate for sheriff in the August 4 special election.

Lovell has years of experience in law enforcement, working in Clever, Republic, Branson, and Nixa police departments. He has also been working as Nixa’s school resource officer. He currently owns and runs A Bit of Country K9 Kennel in Nixa.

In addition, Lovell has 18 years of experience in law enforcement and plans on running for sheriff (as a Democrat) again in 2016. He would like to make a difference in our community and bring back professionalism to the office; he believes the department should have better contact with the community.

A fundraiser for Ken Lovell will be held by the CCDCC on Tuesday, June 30 at the Nixa Community Center Pavillon (McCauley Park), from 6-9pm. We hope our fellow Christian County Democrats will support our candidate by attending this event or by donating to his cause.

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April Election Coming Up!

On March 10, 2015, in Announcement, Candidates, Election, Get Involved, by Christian County Democrats

Blue vote button On Tuesday, April 7, you will be able to elect candidates and weigh in on community initiatives.

There will be 51 different ballots in this election, so it will depend where you live as to what you are able to vote on. But all cities will have candidate elections, with Highlandville and Sparta also having issues on the ballot. School ballot issues will be voted on in Billings, Fordland, Bradleyville, and Ozark school districts. The Selmore Special Road District is requesting a levy increase and Ozark and Logan-Rogersville Fire Districts will have board member elections. The Chadwick Fire District is requesting a levy increase. Some districts will have no ballots, according to County Clerk, Kay Brown.

To see what you will be voting on, check your voter registration card for your precinct, then look at your sample ballot. The County Clerk’s Office will help with absentee ballots.

“Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy…It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me.”  —Nancy Neuman