Let’s help support our area Democrats running for Missouri House! Attorney General Chris Koster, Democratic Candidate for Governor, will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, July 12 at the ALL-LOCAL CANDIDATES FUNDRAISER. (Door money will be split among candidates, but each candidate will have their own donation jar as well.)

Where:  IBEW Hall 2902 E Division St., Springfield

When:  5:00PM – 8:00PM

Tickets are $15 and the proceeds will be split among our local candidates. You can purchase tickets at the door or at Dem HQ.

The Shandies (Shannon Stine and Natalie Wlodarczyk) will be performing.

**Good Food. Good Music. Good Democrats. Good Cause. Please join us!!**

Blue vote buttonThis is an important election, one in which you will be asked to choose a ballot: Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Constitution Party.

You will be choosing the candidate of your choice in the following local races: Christian County Commissioners, Sheriff, Coroner; you may also be voting on judge depending on where you live; other local offices are unopposed in the Primary.  State races include: Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, and members of the Missouri House of Representative in Districts 138, 139, and 140. National races will include Congressional Representative for the 7th District and Missouri US Senate.

These are all IMPORTANT positions. Please be informed! Check the Christian County Headliner, go to forums, ask questions.

If you will not be able to vote on August 2, make sure to get an absentee ballot. To obtain an absentee ballot, contact the Christian County Clerk’s office (417-582-4340).  AND PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

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All Democrats in Christian County interested in participating in the Delegate Selection Process should gather at the 4H Building in Finley River Park, Ozark, on Thursday, April 7, at 7:00PM. No one arriving after 7:30PM will be allowed to participate!

This is the first step in the Delegate Selection Process in Missouri. It will eventually lead to the selection of Democratic delegates and alternates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25-28. Persons elected on April 7th will attend the 7th Congressional District Convention on Thursday, April 28th in Springfield, and have the opportunity to be elected as a National Delegate or Alternate. They will also be able to attend the Missouri State Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 18th, in Columbia. Delegates and alternates will be allocated to reflect the expressed presidential preferences in the March 15th Presidential Primary.

Participation requirements are: 1) You must show identification (such as Driver’s License or Voter’s ID), 2) You must have voted in the March 15th election, 3) You must be at least 18 years old, 4) You must be a resident in Christian County, 5) You must declare yourself as a Democrat.

For more information about this process, you may go online at www.missouridemocrats.org/party/delegates or call 573-636-5241. You may also contact the Christian County Democratic Central Committee Chair, Jim Billedo at 417-581-7827 or jrbslb1971@yahoo.com.

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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