Woodford County Democrats
Voting has started!
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, but you can
vote early at the courthouse Monday through Friday until Monday,
November 5, or you can vote by mail, both without any excuse
needed. See the Woodford
County Clerk's elections page for more information.
without impeachment • Now you can start voting them out for it: Early voting runs to November 5.
If you were wondering if there were Democrats, centrists, and
progressives in Woodford County: Now you know! We all do better,
when we all do better. Click in any title below to
expand it and get more information:
Voter registration options still open!
If you're not registered to vote yet, or need to change your address,
or don't know, now is the time to check before the Election
- Check your registration now, and register instantly online using
your driver's license or state ID, at the state's Online
Voter Application website until October 21.
- Whether or not you have a driver's license, you can register and vote in
person at the County
Clerk/Recorder, Room 202, Woodford County Courthouse, 115 N. Main
St., Eureka IL, Monday–Friday 8am–5pm. Bring two documents
with your name on them, at least one with your current street
address: e.g. bank statement, driver's license, electric bill, or
vehicle insurance. You will be registered and you vote immediately.
- If you're already registered with your current address, you can
already vote early in Room 104 of the Courthouse, 8am—5pm weekdays,
plus Saturday morning November 3): See the early
voting/grace period voting schedule for a list of dates and
Call the clerk at 467-2822 if you
have any questions or want to check on your registration or polling
Be a paid Election Judge
Election judges sit at the polls, get paid $115-$160 per election
day, and get to meet all the voters at the precinct. There are usually
only 1 or 2 election days per year, and election judges serve from 5am
to around 8pm. Woodford County needs more judges! Want to know more? Contact us for election judge info.
Are you sure you're a Republican?
- Does it bug you that adult minimum wage today ($8.25/hour) is less
than teenage kids made in the 1950s ($11/hour in 2016 dollars)?
- Does it bug you that American society has been rearranged to be
"too busy" to provide for the mission you were raised to believe in,
to feed the starving, cure the sick, and teach the masses?
- Does it bug you that some politicians are so twisted inside that
they say they "condemn" another politician they know is bad for
America, but still "endorse" him/her at the same time?
- Does it bug you when someone says that America's better off when fewer
people are allowed to vote?
Most of America's traditional values — such as a family-supporting
wage for 40 hours/week of work; the moral examples of curing the sick
and feeding the needy; the drive to make every child into a
responsible, learned, contributing adult even if the parents weren't;
the basic principle that no innocent American citizen should be denied
their vote — are all Democratic principles. If this sounds more like
you, get it touch with us and we'd love to
talk to you, or just come to our meetings (below)
and see for yourself.
About the Woodford Democrats
The Woodford County Democratic Central Committee (WCDCC) encourages
local involvement in political activities, based on Democratic
principles. You do not have to join any political
organization to come to most Woodford Democrat meetings or activities.
We provide election oversight by recruiting precinct committeepersons
and election judges. We endeavor to assist and recruit candidates and
volunteers who will put the average citizen's concerns above special
interests that enrich the few at the expense of the many. Our guiding
principle is: We all do better, when we all
Next meetings & events
(meet Democrats, talk politics, do business — and sometimes eat)
Calendars: more Democratic & civic events
The first calendar shows Woodford County Democrats selected
events: blue indicates Democratic and
progressive events, and orange
indicates other civic events.
For people who like to include calendars on their devices: here's
(.ics) feed for Democratic events and iCal
(.ics) feed for civic events.
The second calendar combines other group's calendar events; we
don't control what is on these calendars, but provide them here
for your convenience. Calendar sources by color: Progressive
Events in the Peoria Area (from Kat Modisette, Washington Twp.
Precinct 16 committeewoman)
Help get it done
Woodford County Democrats are locally controlled and organized, and
get very little support from the state and national party. So your
donations support local decisions on Democratic issues, organizing,
and candidates, including local and county Democratic candidates and
campaigns. You can donate
instantly to us online by clicking here, or contact
us to arrange for cash or check donations.
Volunteer, organize, and participate
We're always looking for good people, from barely political to very
political, and from background helpers to people going out and
making the case. We're locally operated and controlled, growing our
own base, and do campaigning and events, as well as coordinating
with other nearby groups. Just some of the roles: precinct
committeepersons (who get to know their neighbors), election judges,
and even people who want to run for local, township, county, and
state offices, as well as normal volunteers who help us get the word
out. Contact us if you want to get
involved or just find out about local and Peoria-area events.
Get the announcements
E-mail us to ask about our announcement
or volunteer lists, or other opportunities to meet. We get
information about what's going on and when, as well as information
on local candidates, and our locally-controlled e-mail list and
meetings are a great way to get updated.
Links to political resources
For Democrats, progressives, centrists, and recovering Republicans