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The Blue Wave is YOU! By Maryann Vazquez Have you ever wondered why there were more Republicans on the ballot than Democrats in DuPage County? I wondered the first time I saw a local ballot, and I have come to understand that it is engagement in that OTHER party office on Curtiss that makes the...
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Primary Election Prep in a Nutshell  By Chris Johnson   We’re seriously in the home stretch now, so let’s be sure we have our voting ducks (voting ducks??) in a row. 1.     Registration ·       If you’re already registered, confirm your status at https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx. ·       If you aren’t registered, or if you know anyone who isn’t...
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Downers Grove High School District 99 Referendum – Vote Yes! By Chris Hotchkin There will be a referendum question on the ballot on March 20 for voters to approve or disapprove a $136.6 million bond issue to fund building improvements for both Downers Grove South and Downers Grove North High Schools. The district will be...
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What Happens on Election Day? By Chris Hotchkin If you are a precinct committeeman, a campaign volunteer, a poll watcher, and especially if you are an Election Judge, Primary Election Day on March 20, will be a busy and exciting day. Election judges will start their day between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m., preparing the polling...
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Be prepared, create your Voting Plan for 2018 Primary – March 20, 2018 By Sue Sitton If you need motivation to be involved and to vote, remember how it felt in November 2016.  Each day we are confronted with more and more news that feels threatening to our democracy.  It can be a feeling of...
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POLLWATCHER: ANOTHER IMPORTANT WAY TO BE INVOLVED By Chris Hotchkin    March 20, 2018 will be the primary election in Illinois and November 6, 2018 will be the general election. An important job on each of these election days is to be a pollwatcher. Precinct committeemen often serve as pollwatchers, but any volunteer who wants...
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First Step Toward Election Success – Registration! By Chris Johnson Self-evident, right?  You can’t vote without being registered.  But there are some pitfalls, and forewarned is forearmed.  (This article is a practical guide, to ensure that you are allowed to vote on March 20.  It does not address how to handle potential abuses that may...
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Be prepared, create your Voting Plan for 2018 Primary – March 20, 2018 By Sue Sitton If you need motivation to be involved and to vote, remember how it felt in November 2016.  Each day we are confronted with more and more news that feels threatening to our democracy.  It can be a feeling of...
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Voter Registration Action Team Update! First, thank you to all who participated in the voter registration roleplaying at the October meeting!  We would love to get feedback and any suggestions for improvement! Secondly, on the table with all of the canvassing sheets at the office, there are copies of Register By Mail forms (the website...
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Update from Protect The Vote Action Team (Please post these on FB and If you tweet, PLEASE tweet.  Ask friends and family to share FB posts and retweet your tweets.  Let’s make these go VIRAL!) Paper Ballots for a Paper Trail #Protect the Vote Voting Matters. Vote for Democrats #Protect the Vote 99 GOP bills...
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