County Convention

The Democratic Party of McHenry County will meet at 7:00 p.m., April 13 at McHenry County College in room A-240, Bersted Hall, on the upper level of the college. Please park in the A parking lot off Lucas Road.

This meeting serves as the biennial County Convention, at which officers are elected to lead the party for a two-year term. All precinct committeemen elected at the March 15, 2016 primary are eligible to vote at this meeting.

In accordance with the party's constitution, the positions to be elected at this meeting are:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • General Counsel

In addition, the members of each of the six County Board Districts are to elect a District Chair, by assembling in caucus after the officers are elected.


  • 7:00 — Doors open; registration
  • 7:15 — Meeting begins
  • 9:00 — Adjournment

Nominating procedure

  1. The nomination of any officer or district chair shall be made by nominating petition, signed by no less than three members of the Central Committee, designating the office sought and presented to the presiding officer of the County Convention.
  2. Officers shall be elected by a majority of the weighted vote of the elected members of the Central Committee present at the County Convention, and district chairs shall be elected by a majority of the weighted vote of the elected members of the Central Committee from their respective districts who are present at the County Convention.
  3. The order of elections at the County Convention shall be: county chair, vice-chair,  treasurer, secretary, general counsel, and the district chairs in numerical order of their districts.

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Introduce a friend or neighbor to grassroots politics and help us grow the Party.

April 13, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
McHenry County College
8890 US 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2738
United States
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Michael Bissett

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  • I’m very sorry that I won’t be able to be there this time. My father died a few weeks ago, I am the estate executor, and our estate sale starts in Pekin, IL at 8:30 tomorrow (Thursday) morning. I’ve been here for weeks, dealing with estate business, and the final prep for our sale takes place tonight (Wednesday). The sale will run through Saturday, so I’m not sure that I’’ll be able to make your nominating meeting, either, but I do hope to get home again soon. Best regards to all! I look forward to being back and active very soon. Go, McDems!
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