In this week's Dispatch:
- POLLWORKERS NEEDED
- UPDATED VOTING INFORMATION
- ONLINE LOCAL CANDIDATE FORUMS
- CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
- NEW COMMISSION OPENINGS
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POLL WORKERS NEEDED
There will still be in person voting in this year's primary.
As such, Monroe County is seeking poll workers. Polling locations have been reduced and all workers will be supplied a face shield, mask, gloves and plenty of hand sanitizer as well as continuous cleaning throughout the day. There will be someone at each location designated to monitor flow of traffic and social distancing.
There is a first come first served basis for applicants seeking to work the polls as the time to fill roles and train workers is limited.
If you are interested in working at a polling location, please respond to [email protected] ASAP with the following information:
- POSITION (Inspector, Judge, Clerk or Sherriff) …. If you are not sure or are new, just reply that haven’t previously worked and I can assist with placement.
- LOCATION these are the ONLY polling sites for the Primary Election:
- Arlington Heights Elementary
- Bloomington City Hall
- City Church
- Edgewood High School
- Grandview School
- Sherwood Oaks Church
- Southside Christian Church
3. TRAINING DATE/TIME AVAILABILITY: They will be using NEW MACHINES that will require mandatory training for all workers.
- Inspectors and Judges ONLY:
MAY 21 at 5pm
MAY 22 at 8am
MAY 23 at 8am
MAY 25 at NOON and 5pm
MAY 26 at 8am
- Clerks ONLY:
MAY 27 at 9am, NOON and 5pm
MAY 28 at 9am, NOON and 5pm
MAY 29 at 9am and NOON
- Sherriff ONLY:
MAY 28 at 8am
MAY 29 at 11am
UPDATED VOTING DETAILS FOR THE PRIMARY
***NOTE: YOU CAN NOW FILE YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION FULLY ONLINE!***
***In-person voting will still occur but the locations, dates, and hours have been reduced. More information to come.***
Volunteer for Geoff Bradley
The Geoff Bradley for Monroe County Circuit Court Judge campaign is seeking out volunteers to help phonebank on behalf of Geoff ahead of the June 2nd Democratic Primary. Phonebanking will be a crucial method to getting out the vote throughout Monroe County, since canvassing has been delayed in light of COVID-19. If you are interested in phonebanking for the campaign, please contact Nick Belyayev at (317) 914-4337 and/or [email protected].
The Trent Deckard for County Council At-Large campaign is seeking out volunteers to help phonebank on behalf of Trent ahead of the June 2nd Democratic Primary. Phonebanking will be a crucial method to getting out the vote throughout Monroe County, since canvassing has been delayed in light of COVID-19. If you are interested in phonebanking for the campaign, please contact Nick Belyayev at (317) 914-4337 and/or [email protected]
Want to get Bernie's platform passed through Congress? Want to help support Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, overturning Citizens United, better pay, and so much more? Then come help get Liam Dorris elected to the House in Indiana's 9th District. We're running a holistic scrappy grassroots campaign and would love for you to come and join us! Reach out at [email protected]
Volunteer for Kara Krothe
Cheryl Munson needs your help as she seeks re-election to an at-large seat on the Monroe County Council! If you would be interested in phone banking for Cheryl or hosting a yard sign, please contact Olivia Reed at [email protected]!
Volunteer for Dominic Thompson
If you are interested in volunteering for Dominic Thompson's campaign for Monroe County Council, please e-mail [email protected]. We are committed to having volunteers do things they find worthwhile and enjoy. If you want to canvass, phonebank, write postcards, Great! If you want to work on social media, photography, Great!
Volunteering for Shelli Yoder
If you are interested in volunteering to help get Shelli elected to the State Senate, please join our team by emailing Ashley Pirani at [email protected]. We have several ways for you to get involved. We'd love to have you join us!
Volunteer for John Zody
If you are interested in volunteering for John Zody's campaign for State Senate, please e-mail [email protected], or visit zodyforindiana.com to sign up there.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
City of Bloomington Commission Vacancies
The City of Bloomington Office of the City Clerk is accepting applications to fill vacated positions on several of the city’s commissions. Some of these vacancies, and the date the City Clerk’s office sent out press releases soliciting applicants, are listed below:
Animal Control Commission (5/9/19)
Commission on the Status of Women (10/18/19)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commission (5/6/20)
Parking Commission (3/26/19, for a merchant located near metered parking)
Parking Commission (3/5/19, for a resident within a permit parking zone)
Traffic Commission (5/6/20)
These are great opportunities for city residents to be more involved in local government! To learn more about these commissions, including the mission statements, membership requirements, current membership listing and term lengths, or for online applications, go to the online City system for board and commission information known as “OnBoard” at bloomington.in.gov/onboardMonroe County Governmental Boards and Commissions
The Monroe County Board of Commissioners invites you to apply to serve on a Board or Commission! There are immediate openings on a number of these bodies, including: Animal Management, Environmental Commission, and the Human Rights Commission. For information on each of them, see https://www.co.monroe.in.us/boards/.
The application is available here.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Thomas at [email protected]*All event information is based on currently available information and may be subject to change.
The Indiana Democratic Party has a Municipal Monday Webinar series, and recordings of each of these webinars can be found here: https://www.indems.org/webinar-trainings-recordings/
Programs they have covered include:
How to File For Office (Matthew Kochevar)
Campaign Finance (Anna Foster)
Social Media 101 (Trina Thomas)
Pre-Filing Questions / Campaign Goals (Katie Doyle)
Creating A Field Plan (Adi Ben-Yehoshua)
Fundraising 101 (Katie Doyle)
Creating A Campaign Message (Phil Johnson)
Communicating with Press and Media (Phil Johnson)
Municipal Finance (Oscar Gutierrez and Trish Whitcomb)
Building an Absentee Chase Program (Adi Ben-Yehoshua)
Filing Your Pre-Primary Finance Report (Anna Foster)
How To Use Early Vote/Election Day Data In VAN (Adi Ben-Yehoshua)
City Government Offices (Portia Bailey-Bernard).
MCDP “Four Freedoms Circle” Recurring Donors
Thank you to our Four Freedoms Circle donors who contribute monthly to MCDP! To make a donation and sign up for a recurring contribution, click here.
“For the Millions” donors ($25/month)
Richard Bauman & Beverly Stoeltje
Susan & Doug Davis
Trent Deckard & Kyla Cox Deckard
Kaisa Goodman & Nico Sigler
David G. Henry
Don & Carol-Anne Hossler
Peter Iversen & Leah Sinn Iversen
Jeff & Kim Kehr
Tom Miller & Beth McManus
Brad & Amy Swain
Christine Talley Haseman
Sue Wanzer & Melanie Payne
“New Deal” donors ($50/month)
Lorraine Merriman Farrell
John Hamilton & Dawn Johnsen
Jim & Doris Sims
Catherine & Larry Smith
Shelli Yoder & Josh Perry
“Franklin and Eleanor” donors ($75/month)
“Safeguard of Democracy” donors ($100/month)
This GOP administration’s trampling of the tenets of our democracy makes this the ideal time to become a Safeguard of Democracy donor.