When is the convention going to be held?
- August 19-22, 2024
Can I volunteer to help with the convention?
- The Democratic Party of Illinois is currently seeking 12,000 volunteers to assist with the convention. If you are interested sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/ildems/event
- You can also use this QR code:
A PC Petition form can be downloaded and printed from here.
A PC Petition form that you can fill out online can be downloaded here.
A PC Statement of Candidacy Form that you can fill out online can be downloaded here.
The optional loyalty oath can be found here.
Do not circulate petitions until September 5, 2023. You may fill the upper portion out on your computer, or print and fill it out by hand. Instructions and tips are at ABC's of Petitions on this site. Here are some of the basics:
PCs need a minimum of 10 signatures but get at least 15.
Signers should sign with the same name and form that they are registered to vote with.
Signers need to be registered voters who live in your precinct.
They should sign with pen…not pencil. Let’s keep honest people honest.
What you need is their signature! The rest of the information can be added by the circulator, however it is better to have signers enter their own address.
The circulator MUST witness signatures themselves.
Per the State Board of Elections, standard abbreviations may be used in writing the voter’s address.
You may pre-fill County (and the City if your precinct is located in one city) to save time.
Avoid ditto marks!
DO NOT SIGN THE AFFIDAVIT AT THE BOTTOM UNTIL YOU ARE IN FRONT OF A NOTARY!
DO NOT NUMBER YOUR PETITIONS UNTIL YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR ENTIRE PACKET TOGETHER.
Yes, you can sign your own petition. However, if you are a notary, do not notarize a petition that contains your own signature.
Being a Precinct Committeeperson (PC) is the most important role in the Democratic Party of McHenry County. We are the "boots on the ground", charged with getting out the Democratic vote and electing Democrats up and down the ballot. It's a highly customizable role, we do it together, we have fun, and you won't meet a nicer group of people.
It's actually an elective office. PC's are elected for a two-year term in the March primary election in even-numbered years, and may also be appointed by the party chair if no one is elected.