Important Election Information
Primary Election Day: Tuesday, March 20, 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 Primary Election here.
Vote by Mail
Between February 8th and March 15th, you 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, March 20th.
Learn more about mail-in voting and access the ballot request form for your county here.
Beginning March 5th, you can vote early in person at designated locations. 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
Regular voter registration ends February 20th. Illinois residents can register to vote AND submit a vote on Election Day, through the same-day voter registration program. Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address are needed when you register in-person. Same-day registration locations vary by county. Call your County Clerk’s office for information on your same-day voter registration location.
On Election Day, registered voters can vote only at their designated polling place, which is indicated on your voter registration card.
Click here to find your polling place and confirm you are registered to vote.
Ways to Get Involved
PDC 30 will host labor walks and phone banks leading up to Primary 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.
PDC 30's New Participation Program
PDC 30 developed a new prize program to reward members that regularly participate in political action activity during an election cycle. Join us for labor walks and phone banking before Election Day, then cash in on some exciting prizes! All PDC 30 members are eligible for prizes. All election activity between January 1st and March 20th will be counted.
Check out the incentive flyer for prize details.