Candidate & Volunteer Training @ LCDP 2016-05-02

Local elections affect you more than any other, and you can help. At Mama Junes Please come meet Democratic Party candidates who are seeking help with their campaigns. Elected leaders, experienced candidates, and experienced volunteers will be on hand to provide advice and assistance. The meeting will take place at Mama June’s restaurant on Inner Perimeter Road but you do not need to purchase food to attend.

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When: 6PM-7:30PM, Monday, 2 May 2016

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Videos: Meet the Candidates: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2016-04-04

Here are videos of the standing-room-only Meet the Candidates monthly meeting of the Lowndes County Democratic Party, 6PM Monday 4 April 2014 at Mama June’s Restaurant, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia. Candidates for County Commission, Lowndes County Board of Education, Coroner, Sheriff, and statehouse spoke. Continue reading

Important 2016 General Primary and Run-off Dates

General Primary & Runoff – 2016

The General Primary and all NON-partisan races are decided in a May election, with a July runoff (if necessary).

You do not need to register with a party to vote, you must simply be a registered voter and can choose your desired ballot on the day you vote.

To vote in this election, you must be registered by April 26, 2016.

You can check your voter registration at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Date Event
Tues, Apr 26 Deadline to register to vote in the General Primary & Runoff and Nonpartisan General Election & Runoff
Mon, May 2 – Fri, May 20 Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election
Sat, May 7 Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election

Sat, May 14 Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election

Sun, May 15 Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election

Tues, May 24 Voting in Precincts for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election

Tues, July 5 – Fri, Jul 22 Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election Runoff

Tues, Jul 26 Voting in Precincts for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election Runoff

For a complete list of important election dates for 2016 please visit: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/2016_election_dates

Meet the Candidates: LCDP Monthly Meeting 2016-04-04

Please join us for a “Meet the Candidates” forum and hear from candidates running for a variety of local offices. Vote The meeting will take place at Mama June’s restaurant on Inner Perimeter Road but you do not need to purchase food to attend.

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When: 6PM-7:30PM, Monday, 4 April 2016

Where: Mama Junes Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats! Continue reading

Videos: We Want You! Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop @ LCDP 2016-02-01

Please come ready help Democrats running for office or to run yourself, to tomorrow’s LCDP monthly meeting, 6PM 7 March 2016, topic College Debt, at Mama June’s Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, GA (facebook event). It’s qualiftying week, so now’s the time to decide to run! Some of the open positions include: Lowndes County Board of Education (Districts 4,5,6,7), Lowndes County Commissioner (Chair, Districts 1, 5), Board of Assessors, County Surveyor, Coroner, Clerk of Courts (Probate), Clerk of Superior Court, Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, Solicitor, Georgia Senator (District 8), Georgia House Representative (Districts 174, 175, 176, 177), US Congress (Districts 1, 8). If you’re not motivated enough, try reading about the Lowndes County Commission 4 to 1 vote to sell an easement to Sabal Trail a year after the same commission voted unanimously they didn’t want that fracked methane pipeline in our county or our state.

Last month, potential and experienced candidates and volunteers talked about what it takes to run and to elect Democrats, at Lowndes County Democratic Party’s Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop, 1 February 2016, as you can see in these videos, including qualifying fees and fundraising, budgetting, spending, and picking three issues, and yes, the pipeline came up.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Videos: Local Health Issues, Public Forum and LCDP Monthly Meeting 2016-01-04

It’s qualifying week, so please come ready to run for office or to support those who will run, to tomorrow’s LCDP monthly meeting, 6PM 7 March 2016, topic College Debt, at Mama June’s Restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road, Valdosta, GA (facebook event).

Meanwhile, here are videos of the very interesting January 2016 LCDP meeting on “Local Health Issues”; see the January meeting announcement for speaker list. Videos of the February meeting coming up shortly are also posted.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

About the Lowndes County Democratic Party

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Vote Today, Democratic Primary!

Today is the day to cast your ballot for who will be the Democratic candidate for president of the United States. You can go vote, take your friends, your neighbors, your relatives!

For where, go to My Voter Page by the Georgia Secretary of State. If that’s not working, call the Lowndes County Board of Elections, 229-671-2850.

For where your precinct is, see the handy list with links to maps by the Board of Elections.

Need a ride? Call the Lowndes County Democratic Party at 229-241-1694.

See any irregularities? Call the Democratic Party of Georgia at 678-278-2016 or post on social media with hashtag #gavote411. Also call Deb Cox at the Lowndes County Board of Elections, 229-671-2850.

More in a previous post, including for Spanish speaking voters.

War and peace, pipelines and fracking, environment and economy, all these and many more issues will be strongly affected by the next president of the United States, plus several Supreme Court appointments that will resound for generations. Today’s the day to vote in the presidential primary!

Presidential Preference – be sure to vote!

From the Democratic Party of Georgia:

The Voter Protection Committee of the DPG has hashed out a smart and modern
plan to monitor and document any issues that might arise at the polls for
the PPP. Many thanks to Penney Allen and David Dreyer for their hard work
on this.

If any Georgia voters have any questions about their polling location, they
can:

1) Use the hashtag #gavote411. We have volunteers monitoring social
media.

2) Call the office at 678-278-2016. We have a team standing by to
answer the phones and direct folks in the right direction.

3) Use our nifty polling place locator.
http://georgiadems.bsd.net/page/content/polling-place-locator

4) Keep an eye out for shareable graphics throughout the day.

The same goes for any problems at the polls. Call us at 678-278-2016 or use
the hashtag #gavote911 on Twitter. Again, we’ll have folks monitoring these
issues to respond and document.

For Spanish speaking voters, there’s a new Android app that might be
helpful.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextion.polit.yovoto#details-reviews

“Yo Voto” is an initiative of POL-IT and Georgia Tech to promote citizen
participation and observation during Georgia’s Presidential Primary on
March 1st.

“Yo Voto” is a tool for citizens committed to both transparency in the
electoral process and strengthening democracy.

Polls are open 7am-7pm on March 1, 2016. Exercise your right to vote.

Last day to register to vote in Georgia primary 2016-02-01

To vote in the 2016 primary for president and everything on down the ballot to sheriff and more, today is the last day to register. And tonight’s the LCDP Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop, 6PM at Mama June’s: We Want You! (facebook event)

You can register online at My Voter Page by the Georgia Secretary of State. It lets you check first to see if you’re already registered.

You can become an LCDP member or renew today to help elect Democrats!

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We Want You! Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop @ LCDP 2016-02-01

Do you have good ideas and a passion for helping others? Do you know and volunteer training someone who would represent our community with integrity? Would you like to be part of a campaign team this season? Please come to the Lowndes County Democratic Party’s Candidate Recruitment & Volunteer Training Workshop at Mama June’s Restaurant (3286 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta). In addition to learning the responsibilities of open positions, past candidates will be on hand to help you plan a campaign.

When: 6PM Monday February 1st 2016

Where: Mama June’s restaurant, 3286 Inner Perimeter Road.
You do not need to purchase food to join in the discussion.

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