September Membership Meeting

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Election Prep Meeting
Tuesday, September 8,
7:00pm on ZOOM...

Secure Ballots and the Propositions...

PDB’s next meeting is September 8 and it’s all about preparedness for the upcoming election and our ability to vote and have our votes counted!

    • When will mail-in ballots be available?
    • Will ballots be delivered in time and be counted?
    • How do I make sure my ballot is counted?
    • How secure will the vote count be?
    • When will we know results?
    • What about Propositions on the November 3 ballot?
    • Should PDB endorse any of the Propositions?

In addition to the BIG election concern – GET BIDEN/HARRIS INTO THE WHITE HOUSE – there are lots of questions about the how the voting will take place, will mail-in ballot procedures ensure access to ballots by voters and timely delivery for the count, and is the process secure and accurate?

John Gardner, Solano County Assistant Registrar of Voters, will bring us up to date on County and local efforts to help ensure all voters can vote.  Mr. Gardner is also active at the national level and with other states and will share how these issues are faring in other important areas that are vital to voter turnout and vote count on November 3.

There are also 12 statewide Propositions on the November 3 ballot.  And in Benicia we have legally non-binding Local Measure D which seeks the opinion of Benicia voters regarding the number of retail cannabis businesses in the city.

We will discuss the 12 statewide Propositions on the November 3 ballot and local Measure D. For some of the Propositions the PDB Steering Committee may include a consideration for endorsement by members. Voting by members will again be online. We will post an information sheet with these propositions on the PDB website prior to the meeting.

Please join us for these discussions on September 8. What you hear should help clear up any questions you may have about your ballot, how to ensure its accuracy to be accepted, and determine which of the Propositions seeking your vote are important for you and the Benicia community.

Ralph Dennis

Let us know if you have any questions and especially, any suggestions on how we as a Club can do better. Hope to see you on Zoom on September 8!!!

Ralph Dennis
PDB Chair


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Progressive Dems of Benicia will meet on Zoom.  Members and friends will receive Zoom login instructions by email.  If you are not currently on our member or interested parties email list and want to attend, you can either Become A Member,  OR,

if you are just interested and want to attend, go to our Contact Us page to ask for Zoom instructions by email.

About our ENDORSEMENT BALLOT & voting procedures...
For eligible members voting, a ballot on State and Local Propositions will be posted with instructions on the PDB web site following completion of the September 8 meeting. Members will submit their ballot via the online form.  We will verify members' status. Results of the votes in each race will be published here.