This is the place to start getting involved
The Democratic Party of McHenry County meets once a month on the third Wednesday of the month (except for December). We announce details and location of the meetings on this page, and we encourage you to attend. If you do plan to attend a meeting, please RSVP on the meeting details page so we know you are coming. That makes it much faster to get you checked in at the door.
If big meetings are just not your thing, we also have smaller local meetings and activities in each of our six County Board districts. There's plenty to do at the local level, and your District Chair would love to meet you and work with you to support our activities. You can find out more about those events our our County Board pages.
We are in the Bersted Lecture Hall (Room A240) this month. Park on the northwest side of campus and enter building A.
- 7:00 p.m. — Doors open
- 7:15 p.m. — Primary Election Results
- 7:30 p.m. — Citizens’ Climate Lobby presentation
- 8:00 p.m. — District reports
- 8:15 p.m. — Event announcements
- 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn
Please RSVP before the meeting
Please RSVP prior to the meeting, even if you are not sure you will be attending. If you are on the RSVP list, our check-in staff can get you checked in with a single mouse click. If you are bringing a guest, they must RSVP separately so that their name is on the list. Due to heightened security concerns, we reserve the right to screen attendees and/or deny admission. Thanks for your understanding.
Bring a friend to the meeting!
Introduce a friend or neighbor to grassroots politics and help us grow the Party.
The Democratic Party of McHenry County will meet at 7:00 p.m., April 18 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. Only precinct committeemen elected at the March 20, 2018 primary are eligible to vote at this meeting, but anyone can attend. In accordance with the party's constitution, the positions to be elected at this meeting are:
- Vice Chair
- 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.
The nomination of any officer or district chair shall be made by nominating petition, signed by no less than three elected members of the Central Committee, designating the office sought and presented to the presiding officer of the County Convention. 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.
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.