On a sad note, we will be holding a caucus of Democratic precinct committee persons for all Monroe County precincts for the purpose of filling the position of County Council At-large vacated by Warren Henegar. The term ends December 31, 2012. The caucus will be held on Monday Sept 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Bloomington Convention Center, Duke Room, at 302 South College Ave., Bloomington, Indiana. All Democrats are welcome to attend the caucus.
All Monroe County Democratic Party precinct committee persons are eligible to vote in the County Council At-large election. Vice precinct committeepersons shall be eligible to vote if they are carrying a proxy for their committeeperson in accordance with Indiana Democratic Party Rules. Proxy notes may be submitted to me ahead of time or at the Caucus. Email shall be acceptable for the submission of a proxy statement.
Candidates for County Council At-large must be eligible to be a candidate for County Council At-large. Candidates must file form CEB-5 with the Caucus Chair, Rick Dietz, 72 hours before the caucus – by 7PM on Wednesday Sept 7, 2012. Any questions about this caucus can be addressed to Rick Dietz at email@example.com or at 812-671-0076.
The rooster is the official symbol of the Democratic Party in many states including Indiana. You may recall seeing it on paper ballots next to the option to vote a straight Democratic ticket, which we highly encourage, by the way! The use of the rooster as a symbol for the Democratic Party started right here in Indiana. Despite the more commonplace use of the Donkey as a symbol, only the rooster has been officially adopted. We think it is a nice connection to our Party's history.
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Our Headquarters is located across Sounth College Ave from the Convention Center. It's in a big white house. Our street address is
Monroe County Democratic Party 627 N. Morton St. Bloomington, IN 47404
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As you've heard, Monroe County Council Member Warren Henegar passed away yesterday morning. Our deepest sympathies are with Warren's family, friends and fellow adventurers throughout the years. Much has and will be said about Warren. He leaves a legacy of service and a life well-lived that should be an example to all of us. I know him from a small fraction of his life as a farmer and a colleague on the Monroe County Council, but if it can be said of anyone it can be said of Warren: he contained multitudes. His presence will be deeply missed, but it will continue to be felt in our community, in our lives, in the land.
I want to share with you that there will be a visitation on Monday, August 27, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse, 100 W. Kirkwood, Bloomington, Indiana. In addition a memorial will be held at the Meetinghouse of the Bloomington Religious Society of Friends, 3820 Moores Pike, Bloomington, IN, on Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m.
These links below will take you to articles in the Herald Times about Warren and his obituary, including the Henegar-esque request that in lieu of flowers, Warren asks that you pay your taxes without complaint.
Farewell dear friend…
Headquarters is hopping. To help us keep running strong we need some additional stuff…
- We could use the help of an experienced plumber to remove a drain clog. We'll need a snake for this..
- We can use 2 additional AC units for HQ upstairs areas.
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- We need folding chairs too.
If you can donate or provide us with any of these items for our HQ please call our HQ Coordinator Sandy Churchill before you donate or deliver. Sandy will coordinate incoming items and plumbing activities: 336-5875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About a week ago Andy Alexander submitted his resignation form the Indian Creek Township Board. Under Indiana law the relevant County party chair is required to make an appointment for that office since there is only one precinct in Indian Creek Township. I am proud to inform you that I have appointed Meri Reinhold to serve on the Indian Creek Township board. As you may recall Meri ran a strong race to serve on this board in 2010. Now she has that opportunity, and just in time for budgets! Good luck, Meri, and thanks for your service!
Rick Dietz published A note from Matt Pierce on the State House Democratic Caucus leadership change: in Media 2012-08-21 01:23:54 -0400
The House Democratic Caucus has changed its leadership to enable a more robust campaign effort and better messaging about the issues and our policies. Rather than leaving operation of the legislative campaigns in one person's hands, a team of legislators will work on the campaigns. House Democrats want to better coordinate with state and federal candidates and the other coordinated grassroots efforts.
House Democrats have a real fight on their hands. The Republicans have gerrymandered the legislative districts to their advantage and millions of dollars are being funneled to them from out-of-state right-wing groups who supported their anti-labor and public school privatization agenda.
We will have to re-double caucus fundraising efforts and harness the power of our grassroots volunteers to turn back the Republicans and their terrible policies.
Absentee Voting in Person
All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 days before Election Day--begins October 10th, 2018. The Monroe County election board office is at 401 W. 7th St., Suite 100, Bloomington, IN 47404.
Absentee Voting by Travel Board
- In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, one of the following must apply:
- The voter expects to be confined, due to illness or injury, or the voter expects to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on Election Day.
- The voter is a voter with disabilities and believes their polling place is not accessible to them.
- The voter is physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit on their own.
- The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot.
- Voters voting by traveling board are NOT required to show photo ID.
- If you are confined, due to illness or injury, or expect to be caring for a confined person at a private residence on election day, you may request a bipartisan team of two to visit you at your place of confinement to assist you with voting. Call Absentee Voting Office at 812-349-2612 to request your application to vote by Travel Board.
Absentee Voting by Mail
- Voters may file an absentee ballot application beginning on May 22nd, 2018. All absentee-by-mail applications must be received by October 29th, 2018. Download an absentee ballot application at the bottom of this page.
In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:
You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).You have a disability.
You are at least 65 years of age.
You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.
If you need help requesting an absentee ballot, please see here or call Absentee Voting at the Monroe County Clerk's Office at 812-349-2612.
Democracy for Monroe County
Democracy for Monroe County (DFMC) is a political action committee dedicated to recruiting and supporting fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates at the local and state levels. DFMC is part of a nationwide coalition of grassroots groups allied with Democracy for America, the political action committee inspired by the presidential campaign of Howard Dean. DFMC meets on the first Thursday of every month.
The Democratic Women's Caucus Mission: To fund, inspire, recruit, support, and train progressive women to increase the numbers of women in the electoral process and in elected and appointed positions. The Democratic Women's Caucus meets on the first Friday of every month at the Village Deli on Kirkwood at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast. All Progressive-minded individuals are welcome to attend.
Indiana Democratic Party
The Indiana Democratic Party is the official arm of the Democratic Party in Indiana. Let's work together to elect Democratic candidates at every level of government.
Indiana Latino Democratic Caucus, Ninth District
The INLDC-9th District seeks to encourage and facilitate active participation, of all Latinos living in the 9th District, in democratic processes and activities.
Indiana Ninth District Disability Caucus
The mission of the INDDC is to advocate for and actively include people with disabilities in the ninth district.
Indiana Young Democrats of Monroe County
Indiana Young Democrats of Monroe County (IYDMC) is a chapter of the premier youth-led grassroots political organization in the state of Indiana. As the official youth caucus of the Indiana Democratic Party, Indiana Young Democrats (IYD) is a voting member of the Indiana State Central Committee. IYDMC membership dues are $15 annually for and is open to all Indiana Democrats age 14-35. You can submit dues and join the Monroe County chapter at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/iydmc. For more information, please feel free to reach out at email@example.com.
Indiana University College Democrats
The IU College Democrats is dedicated to promoting the Democratic Party platform, involving IU students in the Democratic Party, and to electing Democratic to local, state, and federal offices. You can find the IUCD's at Office 574, Student Activities Tower of the IMU.
Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus
The Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus (MCBDC) is dedicated to the empowerment of African Americans in the planning, decision making, and overall progress of the Democratic Party and the promotion of African American candidates seeking public office within Monroe County. The MCBDC meets the third Thursday of each month at the Monroe County Democratic Party Headquarters (116 S. Madison St. Suite A, Bloomington, IN 47404).
Monroe County Democrats’ Club
The Monroe County Democrats Club MCDC meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except December) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location, speakers, and program subjects vary.
Ninth District Democratic Party
The Ninth District Democratic Party is the official arm of the Indiana Democratic Party for the Ninth Congressional District of Indiana.
List of Precinct Chairs and Vice Chairs--updated 6/26/18
Bean Blossom 01 Chair Randy Jacobs firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Barbara Stewart email@example.com Bean Blossom 02 Chair Richie Carter firstname.lastname@example.org Benton 1 Chair Tressia Martin email@example.com Vice Chair James P. David firstname.lastname@example.org Benton 2 Chair Eric Schmitz email@example.com Bloomington 03 Chair Chaim Julian firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 05 Chair Vic Kelson email@example.com Bloomington 06 Chair Cathi Crabtree firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 08 Chair Charlotte Zietlow email@example.com Vice Chair Bloomington 09 Chair Erin Wyatt firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Stephen Wyatt email@example.com Bloomington 10 Chair Tom Pappas firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 11 Chair Julie Thomas email@example.com Vice Chair Mark Kruzan firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 12 Chair Jeanne Smith email@example.com Vice Chair Riley Gough firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 13 Chair Jillian Kinzie email@example.com Vice Chair David Vandeventer firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 14 Chair Cory Ray Corydray34@gmail.com Bloomington 15 Chair Geoff McKim email@example.com Bloomington 16 Chair Jessica McClellan firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 17 Chair Susan M. Sgambelluri email@example.com Bloomington 18 Chair Rachel Guglielmorguglielmo.firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 19 Chair Bob Loviscek email@example.com Bloomington 20 Chair Barbara E. McKinney firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 21 Chair Lorraine Merriman Farrell email@example.com Vice Chair Randy Paul Bloomington 22 Chair Larime Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org Bloomington 23 Chair Nicole Bolden email@example.com Clear Creek 01 Chair Peter Iversen firstname.lastname@example.org Indian Creek Chair Cheryl Munson Perry 02 Chair Erika Oliphant email@example.com Perry 03 Chair Jennifer Haralovich firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Rob Deppert email@example.com Perry 04 Chair Sue Wanzer firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 05 Chair Denise Valkyrie email@example.com Vice Chair Bill Baus Baus1210@gmail.com Perry 06 Chair Susan Dabkowski firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Carl Wilson Perry 07 Chair Regina Moore email@example.com Vice Chair Noah Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 08 Chair Amanda Barge email@example.com Perry 09 Chair Nico Sigler firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 10 Chair Anthony S. Piatt email@example.com Vice Chair Amy Cox firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 11 Chair Thomas Coleman email@example.com Vice Chair Pat Williams Perry 12 Chair David Blackwell firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Jamie Morris Perry 13 Chair Paul Daily email@example.com Vice Chair Trina Sterling firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 14 Chair John Hamiltonjohnmarkhamilton99@gmail.com Perry 15 Chair Dawn Johnsen email@example.com Vice Chair John Rickert firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 16 Chair Jack Davis email@example.com Vice Chair Brandi Host firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 17 Chair Betsy S. Walsh email@example.com Vice Chair Dick Bauman firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 18 Chair Iris F. Kiesling email@example.com Vice Chair Paul Purdom firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 19 Chair Sarah Bauerle email@example.com Vice Chair Joe Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 20 Chair Carter Uebelhoer email@example.com Perry 23 Chair Ronald Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Olivia Reed email@example.com Perry 26 Chair Ed Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 27 Chair Carolyn VandeWiele email@example.com Perry 28 Chair Trent Deckard firstname.lastname@example.org Perry 29 Chair Kyla Cox-Deckard email@example.com Perry 31 Chair Sam Ujdak firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Kassandra Bottskass.email@example.com Perry 32 Chair Mark Fraley firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Denise Gardiner email@example.com Richland 02 Chair Jackie Yenna firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Linda Yenna email@example.com Richland 03 Chair Pamela Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org Richland 05 Chair Carol D. Wilson email@example.com Vice Chair Scott Keegan firstname.lastname@example.org Richland 06 Chair Lee Jones email@example.com Vice Chair Dale Jones Richland 07 Chair Howard Cross firstname.lastname@example.org Salt Creek Chair Donn Hall email@example.com Van Buren 01 Chair Ashley Pirani firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair Byron Turner Turner1461@gmail.com Van Buren 02 Chair Jim Sims email@example.com Vice Chair Doris Sims firstname.lastname@example.org Van Buren 03 Chair Catherine Smith email@example.com Van Buren 04 Chair Will Smith firstname.lastname@example.org Washington Chair Richard Slabach email@example.com
- United States Senate: Joe Donnelly
State of Indiana
- State Senate District 40: Mark Stoops
- State House District 61: Matt Pierce
- District 1: Patrick Stoffers
- District 2: Julie Thomas
- District 3: Amanda Barge
- At-Large: Lee Jones, Geoff McKim, Cheryl Munson
- District 1: Shelli Yoder
- District 2: Ryan Cobine
- District 4: Eric Spoonmore
- Division 1: Honorable Holly Harvey
- Division 4: Honorable Elizabeth A. Cure
- Division 5: Honorable Mary Ellen Diekhoff
- Division 7: Honorable Stephen R. Galvin
- Division 8: Honorable Valeri Haughton
- Division 9: Honorable Teresa D. Harper
- Administrative Offices
- Assessor: Judy Sharp
- Auditor: Cathy Smith
- Clerk of Courts: Nicole Brown
- Coroner: Joani Shields
- Prosecutor: Chris Gaal
- Recorder: Eric Schmitz
- Sheriff: Brad Swain
- Surveyor: Trohn Randoph-Enright
- Treasurer: Jessica McClellan
City of Bloomington
- Mayor: John Hamilton
- City Clerk: Nicole Bolden
- City Council:
- At Large: Susan Sandberg, Andy Ruff, Jim Sims
- District 1: Chris Sturbaum
- District 2: Dorothy Granger
- District 3: Allison Chopra
- District 4: Dave Rollo
- District 5: Isabel Piedmont-Smith
- District 6: Steve Volan
Town of Elletsville
- Clerk-Treasurer: Sandra Hash
Town of Stinesville
- Town Council: Kimberly Cunningham, Rick Simpson, Luther Miller
Bean Blossom Township
- Trustee: Pamela Cook
- Board: Vernal Chafin, Benny Walden
- Trustee: Michelle Bright
- Board: Lynn Stevens, Brian Crouch, Joe Husk
- Trustee: Lillian Henegar
- Board: Kim Alexander, Barbara McKinney, Vic Kelson
Indian Creek Township
- Trustee: Vicki Sorensen
- Board: Meri Reinhold, Amy Swain
- Trustee: Dan Combs
- Board: Susie Hamilton, Barbara Sturbaum, Jack Davis
Salt Creek Township
- Trustee: Donn Hall
- Board: Guy Cunningham Jr.
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Voters’ Bill of Rights
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You have the right to:
- Verify that you are registered to vote. Call your local elections office to make sure there are no problems with your registration. You can reach the office at 1-866-IN1-VOTE (461-8683) or check here.
- Vote early. Any registered voter may vote early in person. See voting information for the dates and times of early voting.
- Vote absentee. You may vote absentee if you will be absent from the county on Election Day, are scheduled to work during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open, or several other reasons. For a list of other absentee ballot qualifications please visit. See voting information for the dates related to absentee voting.
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- Vote in person on Election Day. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day. Find your local polling place here or call -866-IN-1-VOTE. A government issued ID must be presented on Election Day. The ID must: (1) be issued by Indiana or the US government; (2) display your name in a manner that conforms to your voter registration record; (3) displays your photo; and (4) display an expiration date that is current or expired after November 4, 2008.
- Request assistance at the polls if needed. You may be assisted in the voting booth only if you have a disability (permanent or temporary) or are unable to read or write the English language. A request for assistance must be made before entering the voting booth. The voter may designate anyone as an assistant.
- Ask for a new ballot
- Take a marked sample ballot with you into the voting booth
- Vote if you are in line when polls close at 6 p.m.
For more information contact:
- DNC Voter Protection: 800-311-VOTE(8683)
- Indiana State Elections Division Phone: (317) 232-3939 or toll free at IN1-VOTE (866-461-8683)
- League of Women Voters of Indiana: 317-241-VOTE (8683)
- Access county clerks & registrars information here.
Federal law guarantees your right to cast a ballot even if someone says you are not eligible. If you are qualified to vote and registered in the jurisdiction, do not leave the polling place without at least voting a provisional ballot.
Voter Registration Forms
Old voter registration forms are no longer valid for use in Indiana. Valid for use in Indiana are the Federal Voter Registration Form or the new State Voter Registration Form. Applicants with a valid driver's license or state identification card may also register or update information online. The Monroe County Clerk's Office has the federal forms available, and has more information available here.
Call us at MCDP Headquarters at (812) 272-3439 if you need any help.
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