It’s finally here…

If you haven’t already voted, today is your last chance.

It’s cold, it’s wet and it’s raining. But if you’re not going to vote, you might as well just stay home and watch the election results on FOX News.

They’ve begged for your dollars, but now our candidates really need your votes — every last one of them. It’s not hard; Democrats are first on the ballot in every race.

We can’t go to people as a credible political party in the future without winning at least one office statewide this year. I will be personally disappointed if every one of our candidates doesn’t win Payne County.

If you don’t know where to go vote, you can find your polling place at the state election board. If you have a neighbor who needs a ride, carpooling is both environmentally responsible and a good way to get out the vote.

Hell, if you need a ride, send me e-mail and I’ll either find you a ride or come get you and drive you to your precinct polling place. The polls are open until 7 p.m.

Don’t wait until the last minute as life has a way of intervening in our plans.

A few programming notes:

First, Ted Smith, our candidate for Payne County assessor, is hosting a Watch Party tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. at Mexico Joe’s, 311 E. Hall of Fame in Stillwater. Soft drinks and appetizers will be provided.

We need people to help pick up election signs starting tomorrow. Once the election is over, our signs are litter no matter what the outcome. If you can help collect signs, let me know, or, if you have signs, bring them to our headquarters at 302 N. Main in Stillwater and we’ll take care of getting them properly disposed.

Cross your fingers and hope for the best.

Dennis Whiteman, Chair

Payne County Democrats

Other Upcoming Events

  • General Election, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., November 4 — VOTE at your Polling Place!
  • Social, November 7, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 2014 Election Review and 2016 Preview, November 13, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Trav Robertson, executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, will offer a post-mortem on the 2014 elections and a look forward at what Payne County Democrats can do to prepare for 2016.
  • Social, November 21, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.