Important Election Information
General Election Day: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 6am-7pm.
The Election Edition of the EDGE newsletter includes a comprehensive list of PDC 30's endorsed candidates.
View the labor-friendly candidates PDC 30 has endorsed for the 2018 General Election here.
Vote by Mail
Between August 8th and November 1st, registered voters can request a mail-in ballot and vote by mail. You must fill out the form specific to your county (either online or on paper) to request a vote-by-mail ballot. Once you receive the ballot from your County Clerk, it must be returned by mail and postmarked on or before midnight, November 6th.
Access the Vote-by-Mail ballot request form for your county here.
Registered voters can vote early in person at their County Clerk’s Office beginning September 27th and at other designated locations throughout each county beginning October 22nd. You can cast an early vote at any of the locations established in the county you live in - you are not limited to your designated polling place (as you would be if you voted on Election Day).
Click here to access the list of early voting locations in your county.
Grace Period Registration & Voting
If you are not yet registered, and have missed the registration deadline (October 9th), you can take advantage of Grace Period Registration & Voting. Beginning October 10th and up to and on Election Day, you can register AND vote at the same time. Each County Clerk has times and locations (you will need two forms of identification with at least one showing your current address).
Contact your County Clerk’s office for Grace Period Registration locations.
Vote in Person on November 6th
Registered voters can vote in person from 6a.m. to 7p.m. on Election Day. Each voter must vote at their designated polling place.
Click here to find your designated polling place and confirm you are registered to vote.
Ways to Get Involved
PDC 30 will host labor walks and phone banks on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays leading up to Election Day. Various events will take place in Aurora, Peoria, Bloomington, Rockford, Ottawa, and Kankakee. PDC 30 members, friends, and family members will receive $15 per hour of volunteer service. Call for questions, or to sign up to volunteer:
Aurora - Mark Guethle: 630.450.8354
Rockford - John Penney: 815.388.2869
Peoria - Todd Dotson: 309.674.9242
Bloomington - Mandy Ganieany: 309.338.1249
Ottawa - David Headley: 815.878.3430
Check out the remaining labor walks and phone banks here.