Important 2018 election dates

The General Primary is May 22, and the General Election is Nov. 6. Here are all the important dates leading up to Election Day. Please note them in your calendar or add our calendar to yours:

Join Our Team

President Jeb Bartlett (West Wing) pounds his head on his deskDid you wake up the morning of Nov. 9th after the presidential election last year thinking you’d never get out of bed again? Were you depressed until June of 2017? Do you turn on the news each day saying, “What has he done now?” Can you believe that “Trumpism” is taking root in Georgia? Do you want to do something positive and fun to wake up from this nightmare?

If you answered “yes” to those questions, it’s time to join the Glynn Dems Team of Candidates.

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Glynn Dems are committed to having a Democratic candidate competing for every office on the ballot in November 2018, and you could be one of those candidates. Even if you have no idea what is involved in running for office, we can help you learn and help you get ready. It’s as important to be in the game as it is to win. On Nov. 7th, the morning after the 2018 off-year elections, you will know that you didn’t just sit back and watch our country dissolve into a bunch of greedy politicians passing laws to repay their wealthy donors. You will have fought the good fight, and you might win.

Get involved to make a difference. To toss your hat in the ring, do these things now:

  • Download and read about races open for 2018.
  • Email Linda Muir, Glynn Democrats Candidate Selection Committee, and request a Glynn Dems Candidate Handbook. Let her know you are interested in running for office.
  • Ask the Glynn Dem Candidate Selection Committee to help you find the best fit for you. Don’t worry if you don’t know anything about running. We will help.
  • Click here to review the Democratic Qualifying Packet provided by the Secretary of State.
  • The Democratic Primary Elections are May 22, 2018. PLEASE NOTE: The qualifying period for the primaries is March 5-9, ending at noon March 9, 2018.

Time is running out. Just do it. Do your part to help our county, state and country return to our democratic foundations and to the values of kindness, honesty and equality that are missing in today’s politics. Join the Glynn Dems Team of Candidates. We will have your back. It’s important to our county and our country. And it might just be lots of fun.

Know Your Precinct

Map of Glynn County Districts and PrecinctsAs you know, important midterm elections are coming up Nov. 6, 2018. From the governorship of Georgia to the Glynn County Board of education, Democrats will be competing in key races up and down the ballot this year.

Glynn Dems will be organizing in our local precincts starting today to identify, energize and activate Democrats all across Glynn County to register to vote and to get out the vote in these critical elections.

Do you know which voting district and precinct you live in? Go to Ga.gov. There you can find out if you are registered to vote and which district and precinct you live in. You can also register to vote right there.

Let us know if you want to get involved in our grass roots efforts to elect Democrats in Glynn County in 2018. Democrats in each of the five Glynn County Districts meet once a month to engage and activate voters in their districts and precincts. Visit our Facebook page or join our Facebook group, subscribe to our calendar to keep up to date on district meetings and activities, and if you haven’t already, sign up to stay in touch.

Thank you for your support.

Free Online Training for Democratic Candidates

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The Democratic Party of Georgia is partnering with National Democratic Training Committee to provide online training for any Democrat running for office in the state of Georgia. The online candidate training apparatus is designed to give both first-time candidates and seasoned elected officials the know-how to run smart, successful campaigns at no cost to the candidate or the campaign.

Who: Democrats running for office anywhere in this state for any position from School Board to Governor.

What: Free online training for any and all Democrats running for office.

When: Training starts now and will always be available to Democrats in Georgia through this partnership between the Democratic Party of Georgia and the National Democratic Training Committee.

How: Simply sign up at https://www.traindemocrats.org/GADems to get started.

“The Democratic Party of Georgia is thrilled to be partnering with the national experts at the National Democratic Training Committee,” said DuBose Porter, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Together we are providing the tools for every candidate to run and win from the local level to statewide office.”

This partnership is announced in time for Democrats qualifying for local office this August to take full of advantage of the training modules.

“It’s our hope that this training will equip Democrats running from City Commission to Mayor with the tools needed to win across the state this November,” said Rome City Commissioner and Georgia DNC member Wendy Davis. Davis also serves as Chair of Georgia Democratic Municipal Officials.

In addition to the training, leaders at the National Democratic Training Committee are partnering with leaders at the Democratic Party of Georgia to host discussion calls on certain modules in September so as to particularly help the Democrats running for local office this November synthesize the training and put it into action. If you or someone you know plans to get trained up, be sure to hold the following dates in your calendar:

Tuesday, September 5th, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “How to Build a Field Plan” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of Outreach and Organizing, Chrystian Woods.

Wednesday, September 13th, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “How to Make the Ask” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of Finance, John Buckner.

Thursday, September 21st, 7:00 p.m.— Discuss “Finding Campaign Volunteers” module with National Training Committee Experts, DNC Member and Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis and DPG’s Director of County Affairs, Melva Steps.

Questions about the program may be submitted by email to the Executive Director of the Democratic Party, Rebecca DeHart at Rebecca@GeorgiaDemocrat.org