On Thursday, January 30th, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Windsor Round Table Pizza restaurant, the Windsor Democratic Club will hear presentations from representatives of campaigns for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Each campaign representative will speak briefly, and then answer questions.
The meeting is free and open to the public. As usual, pizza will be served.
Club officers contacted the campaigns of the six Democratic candidates who were in the January 14th televised debate, plus the campaign of Mike Bloomberg, who has placed in the top six in recent polls of Democratic candidates. The club has received definite commitments from four campaigns – those of Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. The club has been in contact with a representative of the Joe Biden campaign, and is also hoping to get a representative from Amy Klobuchar or Tom Steyer’s campaign.
The Democratic primary is on Tuesday, March 3rd. Mail-in ballots are sent to voters starting 29 days before an election, so primary ballots should be received by mid-February. Those who are registered as “no party preference” can still vote in the Democratic primary, but they must do one of three things before voting:
- If a mail-in voter, call, email, fax, or send a letter to the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters by February 25th, asking for a Democratic ballot
- If a mail-in voter, visit the county elections office on or before March 3rd
- On election day, March 3rd, go to a voting center, including the county elections office, and request a Democratic ballot.
Those who are unsure how they are registered to vote can check online, at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/
Windsor residents will also see two ballot propositions on the March 3rd ballot:
- Measure G, a half-cent sales tax increase, for fire protection and prevention [text is here (PDF), Press Democrat news article is here]
- Measure I, a 30-year extension of the quarter-cent sales tax now in effect for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system. [ text is here (PDF), Press Democrat news article is here]
The club meeting is normally on the fourth Thursday of the month, but was moved to the fifth Thursday (the 30th) because of State Senator Mike McGuire’s Winter WOW event on January 23rd, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Luther Burbank Center. (David Martin’s House Party Band will be headlining; tickets start at $30 and are available here.)