What You Can Do To Help with General Election

Many of the campaigns are in need of help.  If you have the time and resources here are three suggestions to get you started:

  1. spreadsheet of Offices and Candidates was created to aid members in selecting campaigns to help for the midterms.
  2. Our RedtoBlue and Voting Rights Action Teams have created a list of ways you can help campaigns.
  3. How to help with voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts

A Practical Guide for Winning Elections

National Indivisible organization published “A Practical Guide for Winning Elections“, which offers a “offers step-by-step tips and resources on how to use that same people power that resisted the Trump Agenda to win elections through volunteer voter contact all across the country”.

Tools for Voters

The League of Women Voters has a website that allows you to register to vote, check if you are already registered, find your polling place, identify what district you are in, and find candidate listings by office with descriptions of their positions.  Check this out at:  www.vote411.org

The ACLU has an interesting way to see what re-districting has done to fair representation over the decades here:  https://what-the-district.aclu.org/    Type in your address and see a 65-year historical mapping of what district your home is/was in.  The Governor of the state controls the redistricting process after each Census, so it is important to have a Democrat Governor in Maryland for 2018 – 2022.

Electing Democrats this November

Electing Democrats this November will send a clear message that we are fighting back against the Trump regime here in Howard County.

It starts locally, and we need your help! 

We are looking for precinct captains to help organize volunteers.  The Democratic Central Committee will train you, help you get started, and offer assistance along the way.  Howard County is divided into 118 voting precincts.  Captains are people excited about turning grassroots efforts into victory for Democrats! You can find your precinct by entering your address at the State Board of Elections Lookup Tool.  The primary goal is to maximize the Democratic turnout and performance in the November elections.
Sign up here -> Precinct Captain Sign Up 
Selected Precinct Activities include:
  • Door-to-door canvassing and phone banking to identify Democratic voters
  • Inviting neighbors, volunteers, elected officials & local candidates to house parties
  • Phone calling and canvassing to Get-out-the-Vote (GOTV) around Election Day
  • Delivering newsletters and flyers door-to-door throughout your precinct
  • Greet and hand out sample ballots on Election Day as voters arrive at the polls

Primary Election Results

Thanks to all Indivisible members for your hard work over the past months on voter turnout and individual campaigns.  We don’t have final numbers, but it looks like both Democratic registrations and turnout are significantly up for the 2018 primary compared to 4 years ago.  You are building a blue wave!

We are also happy to report that all 16 of the members of the HoCoForward slate of candidates won election to the Howard County Democrat Central Committee.  This includes our own Action Team Facilitators, Jennifer Jones and Tim Lattimer. Congratulations to Jen, Tim and the HoCoForward slate. We look forward to working with you to increase progressive engagement and turnout in Howard County.

See the Primary Election results for all Howard County positions here: https://results.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2018/results/Primary/gen_results_2018_1_by_county_140.html

See the Primary Election results for all State-level positions here: https://results.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2018/results/Primary/gen_results_2018_1_by_county_14-1.html

See a comparison on Howard County Primary turn-out statistics by party for 2014 – 2018 here