At the meeting, candidates for mayor will have a chance to speak briefly to our membership. We invite all candidates for City Clerk and City Council to join us as well. While we will not invite candidates for Clerk or Council to speak to the whole membership, you will have a chance to meet and talk with these candidates. Additionally, we will ask all candidates to complete a questionnaire in advance of the meeting. We will post questionnaires online prior to the meeting and we will have several hard copies available at the meeting.
Our members will decide our endorsement. If more than 2/3 of our members agree on a particular candidate, we endorse.
The procedures and rules are simple:
1. All current members can vote – Anyone who lives in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, pays membership dues to the Democratic Party of Evanston, and is present at the endorsement meeting can vote. Click here to join or renew your membership right now!
2. 66% is required to endorse – Each member will have one vote per office. Members can either vote for a candidate or vote for "no endorsement" for each contested race. 66% of the vote cast for that office is required to secure our endorsement.
3. We will publish the results – Regardless of the outcome, we will post the results to our Facebook group.
If you have not renewed your membership for 2017 or need to join the Democratic Party of Evanston, you can do so securely online right now. If you have questions, please e-mail Political Committee members Casey Nathan or Keith Terry.