Archive for 2007

The next meeting of the NODC is Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

North Oakland Democratic Club (Addison, Brandon, Groveland, Holly, Independence, Orion, Oxford, Rose, Springfield) P.O. Box 336, Lake Orion, MI 48361

Our next event is Thursday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Orion Twp Library 825 Joslyn Rd, Orion, MI 48362 • 248.693.3000, Mtg Rm A

This is a planning meeting for 2008, please attend and provide your input. 2008 Club Memberships are now being processed.

Potential candidates for 2008 offices are encouraged to contact our club and the NODC to discuss opportunities.

The best way to support Michigan Primary candidates that withdrew their name from the ballot is to vote “Uncommitted”. Otherwise, vote for the Democratic candidate of your choice that is on the ballot. A “write-in” vote will be uncounted based on current conditions.

NODC on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5013324083

Oakland County Democratic Party: http://www.ocdp.org/
8th Congressional District: http://www.8thdistrictdems.org/
Michigan Democratic Party: http://www.michigandems.com/

Check out the MDP web site for a voter guide to the Michigan Presidential Primary, January 15, 2008

Michigan Presidential Primary January 15, 2008

Sunday, December 9th, 2007
Voter Guide On The January 15, 2008

Michigan Democratic Presidential Primary

  1. Voters will vote at their regular polling places between 7 A.M. and 8 P.M.
  2. Voters can vote by absentee ballot if they meet one of the requirements – out of town, age 60 or older, disability, etc.
  3. The deadline to register to vote is 30 days before January 15, 2008 or December 17, 2007.
  4. In order to vote at a polling place, a voter must show a photo ID or sign a statement that they do not have a photo ID with them. Absentee voters do not have to produce a photo ID.
  5. Voters will be asked whether they want a Democratic or Republican ballot, and a record will be made of which ballot they take.
  6. The voter’s choice of candidate will be secret as in all public elections.
  7. The Democratic ballot will have 6 choices

Hillary Clinton

Christopher Dodd (Dropped Out)

Mike Gravel

Dennis Kucinich

Uncommitted

Write-in

  • A vote for “uncommitted” is a vote to send delegates to the Democratic National Convention who are not committed or pledged to any candidate. Those delegates can vote for any candidate they choose at the Convention.
  • Supporters of Joe Biden, John Edwards, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson are urged to vote “uncommitted ” instead of writing in their candidates’ names because write-in votes for those candidates will not be counted.

    Paid for by the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 606 Townsend Lansing, MI 48933, 517-371-5410 and not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

To The Editor:

This letter provides some guidance to voters on the upcoming January 15, 2008 Michigan Democratic Presidential Primary in which we encourage voters to participate.

In many ways, this election will be like any other public election.

Voters will vote at their regular polling places between 7 A.M. and 8 P.M.

Voters can vote by absentee ballot if they meet one of the requirements – out of town, age 60 or older, disability, etc.

The deadline to register to vote is 30 days before January 15, 2008 or December 17, 2007.

In order to vote at a polling place, a voter must show a photo ID or sign a statement that they do not have a photo ID with them.

Absentee voters do not have to produce a photo ID.

However, there will be some different procedures as well.

First, voters will be asked whether they want a Democratic or Republican ballot, and a record will be made of which ballot they take. But the voter’s choice of candidate will be secret as in all public elections.

Second, the Democratic ballot will have 6 choices: Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, uncommitted and write-in.

A vote for “uncommitted” is a vote to send delegates to the Democratic National Convention who are not committed or pledged to any candidate. Those delegates can vote for any candidate they choose at the Convention.

Supporters of Joe Biden, John Edwards, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson are urged to vote “uncommitted” instead of writing in their candidates’ names because write-in votes for those candidates will not be counted.

I encourage all voters to vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary to be part of the process of ending the George Bush era.

Sincerely,

Phil Reid

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633_8716_47645—,00.html

Ruth Johnson, County Clerk to speak to Club

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Orion Area Democratic Club (OADC)/North Oakland Democratic Club (NODC) Invites public for a discussion with Ruth Johnson, Oakland County Clerk and Register of Deeds, Thursday November 29, 2007 7:00 PM, Orion Twp Library, Meeting Room A&B 825 Joslyn Rd, Orion Twp [Map]

Ruth Johnson has served as the Oakland County Clerk since 2004. Her office is responsible for Elections, Legal Records and Vital Statistics, and is also a member of the Election Commission which rules on petition “clarity”.

Ruth Johnson will take questions from the group including topics such as elections, photo ID, and petitions.

For more information, contact Phil Reid

Join us Thurs. Oct. 25, 7PM at the Orion Twp Lib.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Hope to see you this Thursday at 7 PM!

Our next event is Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Orion Twp Library 825 Joslyn Rd, Orion, MI 48362 • 248.693.3000, Mtg Rm B

Guest Speaker: Jill Bastian, Orion Township Clerk will talk about the next election, election workers, photo ID and more.

OCDP Phil Hart Dinner Sunday 10/28/07 – Howard Dean and Kary Moss (ACLU) are speakers, order tickets now www.ocdp.org

Oakland County Democratic Party web site: http://www.ocdp.org/,
Michigan Democratic Party Web Site:
http://www.michigandems.com/
8th Congressional District Web Site:
www.8thDistrictDems.org

DNC Chair Howard Dean to Keynote Oakland County Democratic Party Annual Dinner

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

DNC Chairman Governor Howard Dean will be the keynote speaker at the OCDP’s 47th annual Phil Hart dinner Sunday, October 28 at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills.

More event details [Link], Phil Hart order form [Link], About Senator Phil Hart [Link]

The Oakland County Democratic Party today announced that Democratic National Committee Chairman Governor Howard Dean will be the keynote speaker at the OCDP’s 47th annual Phil Hart dinner on Sunday, October 28 at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills.

The Oakland County Democratic Party today announced that Democratic National Committee Chairman Governor Howard Dean will be the keynote speaker at the OCDP’s 47th annual Phil Hart dinner on Sunday, October 28 at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills.

As DNC Chair, Governor Dean has been committed to building the grassroots of the Democratic Party and strengthening state and county Democratic Parties through the DNC’s “50 State Strategy.”

“Governor Dean’s commitment to rebuilding our party from the ground up has generated excitement in our party,” said David Woodward, Oakland County Democratic Party Chairman. “We are excited to have national support in our effort to elect Democratic leaders on the local, state and national level.”

Kary Moss, Executive Director ACLU of Michigan, will be honored as the 2007 recipient of OCDP’s highest annual recognition, the Tim Dinan Community Service Award.

Phil Reid and Sandy Burgess will receive the 2007 Precinct Delegate of the Year Awards.

Spike from The Mojo in the Morning Show on Channel 955 will be master of ceremonies.

Jim and Janet Blanchard are honorary chairs.

The dinner is a premier regional event. It honors the late U.S. Senator Phil Hart, admired as “The Conscience of the Senate.” The event helps fund Democratic campaigns in Oakland County and the state of Michigan.

Dinner at 7 p.m. follows 6 p.m. Sponsors and Hundred Club receptions. All events take place at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills. [Map]

The event is open to the public. Tickets start at $85 per person and are available by calling OCDP at 248-584-0510 or online at http://www.ocdp.org/philhart/order.php