Early voting underway Oct.20-Nov. 5
Sample ballot showing Dem candidates
A great Dem slate for Nov. 8:
presenting our candidates
Democrats have fielded a great slate of candidates across the ballot for the 2016 general election--from courthouse to statehouse and Congress and White House. Use the documents below to familarize yourself with the entire slate. 

Nov. 8 Democratic candidates,
left, has photos of those nominated and encorsed by our party for national, state, district, and county offices, and lists nonpartisan judicial candidates..

NC Blue Voter Guide, left, can be printed front and back and cut vertically to provide compact reference. It provides early voting sites and times as well as a list of Dem candidate recommendations. 

Shelby Star photo
Gubernatorial candidate Cooper greets, thanks local supporters
Roy Cooper received a warm welcome from those filling Goforth Hall at the county fairgrounds during his visit in Shelby Sept. 8. 

10.18.2016 Hillary Clinton is winning--and it's not even close, NPR: Let's make one thing clear: Three weeks out from this election, Hillary Clinton is winning — and it's not close....

10.10.2016 Local party chairs share thoughts on second presidential debate, The Shelby Star: Democratic and Republican party leaders in Cleveland County tuned in to support their candidates as the second presidential debate was underway in St. Louis on Sunday evening.

10.02.2016 Clinton could put away Trump by carrying North Carolina, The Washington Post: Republican Donald Trump can do little to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from winning the presidency if she carries North Carolina...

09.19.2016  NC Supreme Court election could change ideological shift, News and Observer, Raleigh:  As key pieces of the legislative agenda get scrutiny in the courts, partisan organizations and politicians are focusing on the race for the one seat up for grabs on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article102611887.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/under-the-dome/article97617097.html#storylink=cpy
07.22/2016 Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democrary, The Washington Post, Editorial Board: Donald J. Trump, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament....

05.21.2016 'Enough is Enough" declares Elon Commencement speaker David Gergen, Elon University E-Net News: Elon University's Commencement speaker, David Gergen, departed from the tradition of showering graduates with praise and advice to discuss his concerns about the future of North Carolina, his home state....

Oct. 23, 2016--This inaugural 2016 ABC News tracking poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, was conducted Thursday through Saturday among 1,391 adults, including 874 likely voters. This is the first in what will be daily ABC News tracking poll reports from now to Election Day. The Washington Post will join ABC’s tracking survey later this week.

Sample ballots, mail-in absentee ballots,
early voting sites and times, candidates

On the job 
at county fair
CCDP was in its traditional place in 
the exhibit hall at the Cleveland County Fair recently. Volunteers and candidates greeted voters, shared Dems' story, and provided voting information.

Taking it to voters in the 10th: Democrats unify to support Millard in November election
Andy Millard's Facebook page tells the happy story. Since no other candidate filed to run as a Democratic candidate for the 10th District U. S. congressional seat, he had no primary opposition but is advancing as the party's candidate on the November election ballot.

Millard has been actively campaigning across the seven-county district. He is seeking to win the congressional seat now held by Patrick McHenry (R-NC 10). Find out more about him and the campaign at the Millard for Congress website.


Local 'ground game' underway! Volunteers needed, welcome

This election is crucial to the future of our country and state, and the candidate differences are wide and stark. The stakes are immense. Can we make a difference beyond casting our own votes? Yes. Message: It’s time for all of us to turn out for the ground game....read more.

Local Democratic headquarters 
centers 2016 campaign for slate
Headquarters info and photos
A ribbon-cutting and festive party marked the opening of Democratic headquarters at  at 1241 E. Dixon Blvd. in Shelby.  Now work is underway there in earnest to elect Dem candidates across the ballot. Click here for news and photos from the opening, contact info, and the many volunteer activities underway. Your help and support needed!

Three local Dems are 
nomines for county office
Three Cleveland County Democrats officially became our party's nominees for the November general election when no other Dems filed to oppose them in the March party primary.

Debi Mull Harrill, right, is our candidate for Cleveland County Register of Deeds. A Shelbian, she filed to succeed Bonnie E. Reece, veteran Democrat retiring from the office. Subsequently, Ms. Harrill was appointed by Cleveland County Commissioners to fill the unexpired portion of Ms. Reece's term.

Read about Harrill's leadership and qualifications on her campaign Facebook page.

Willie McIntosh of Lawndale  and Mary Accor of Kings Mountain, left and right above, are each running for one of the three seats to be open on the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners. 

Both are experienced leaders, having served as commissioners in prior years. See this Shelby Star article for information about them and why they're running. The article also describes the lively contest they're in. Four Republicans including the three incumbents are also running for the board.