Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Commander In Chief Test - A Little Fun, Episode 1

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Let's Quit Calling It A War On Terror!

Something I hope all Democratic candidates will do with more forethought is to change the issues language of the campaign. Democrats are sometimes too quick to respond to Republican rhetoric with a negative, rather than a thoughtfully crafted positively worded position statement.

I know it works -- remember in the 1970s when the "pro-life" movement tried to co-opt Americans into believing that if liberals were for abortions and family planning it meant liberals were "anti-life?" Thoughtful Democrats successfully coined the phrase "pro-choice" and since that phrase coinage progressives have been able to accurately refer to Republicans as "anti-choice." Consider the difference in the images brought to mind.

Words do matter! Consider a recent report from the nonpartisan Rand Corp. political think tank that flatly states, "The U.S. Should Rethink 'War On Terrorism' Strategy to Deal with Resurgent Al Qaida."

In looking at how other terrorist groups have ended, the RAND study found that most terrorist groups end either because they join the political process, or because local police and intelligence efforts arrest or kill key members. Police and intelligence agencies, rather than the military, should be the tip of the spear against al Qaida in most of the world, and the United States should abandon the use of the phrase "war on terrorism," the RAND researchers concluded.

"The United States also should avoid the use of the term, 'war on terror,' and replace it with the term 'counter terrorism.' Nearly every U.S. ally, including the United Kingdom and Australia, has stopped using 'war on terror,' and it's more than a mere matter of semantics," says Seth Jones, the RAND study lead author and a political scientist at RAND.

The study contends the Bush Administration committed a fundamental error in strategic thinking by portraying the conflict with al-Qaeda as a "war on terrorism." The phrase falsely suggests that there can be a battlefield solution to terrorists, and symbolically conveys warrior status on terrorists.

"The term we use to describe our strategy toward terrorists is important, because it affects what kinds of forces you use," Jones said. "Terrorists should be perceived and described as criminals, not holy warriors, and our analysis suggests that there is no battlefield solution to terrorism."

"The United States has the necessary instruments to defeat al Qaida, it just needs to shift its strategy [and policy phrasing] and keep in mind that terrorist groups are not eradicated overnight," Jones said.

The RAND study, "How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qaida," can be found at www.rand.org. The report was prepared by the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center that does research for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the unified commands and other defense agencies.

If Democrats want some lessons on crafting the correct political messages, read George Lakoff's book, Don't Think of an Elephant.

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McCain Charge Against Obama Lacks Evidence: Washington Post

McCain Charge Against Obama Lacks Evidence (Washington Post) - For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit to a military hospital because he could not take reporters with him, despite no evidence that the charge is true.

The McCain Campaign then launched additional attack ads mocking Senator Obama as a self-important celebrity along the likes of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. From The Huffington Post, "In the end, the ad may tell voters as much about McCain as it does the Illinois Democrat. It was not too long ago that McCain's campaign released a memo -- authored by Rick Davis -- saying it was "critical" to "run a respectful campaign focused on the issues," no matter which the Democratic nominee emerged. Since then, the presumptive Republican nominee has launched attacks on Obama's patriotism, has blamed his opponent for high gas prices, and has accused him of willfully snubbing the troops."

Senator Obama has directly responded to McCain's multiple attack ads saying, "You know, I don't pay attention to John McCain's ads, although I do notice he doesn't seem to have anything to say very positive about himself. He seems to only be talking about me... You need to ask John McCain what he's for and not just what he's against."

Here is Senator Obama's video response to the McCain Campaign's "Low Road" political attacks:

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Home Prices Tumbled By The Steepest Rate Ever In May

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index dropped by 15.8 percent in May compared with a year ago, a record decline since its inception in 2000. The 10-city index plunged 16.9 percent, its biggest decline in its 21-year history.

Below is the price changes for Dallas:


October 2007 Level October/September Change (%) September/August Change (%) 1-Year Change (%)
Dallas 121.61 1.0% 1.1% -3.1%
Composite-10 181.48 -1.0% -1.5% -16.9%
Composite-20 168.54 -0.9% -1.3% -15.8%

Standard & Poor’s Press Release PDF

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Obama Would Order Review Of Bush's Executive Orders

Obama Would Order Review Of Bush's Executive Orders (Huffington Post) - "Barack Obama told House Democrats on Tuesday that as president he would order his attorney general to scour White House executive orders and expunge any that 'trample on liberty,' several lawmakers said."

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Who Is "Presumptuous" for Calling Obama Presumptuous?

Senator Barack Obama has raised more money than any political campaign in US history, has drawn record-breaking crowds in the US and abroad and has been ahead of John McCain since widespread general election polling began four months ago. Yet the McCain campaign is pushing talking points that Obama is at risk of looking "presumptuous" for his recent trip abroad and for doing what Americans expect of a competent Presidential candidate.

These Republican talking points, which seem to be too often echoed by the traditional media, say that Obama is presumptuous for taking the prudent steps of getting to know the leaders of America's allies around the world, his potential counterparts should he become President of the United States, and for visiting Iraq and Afghanistan where our courageous American troops are serving their second, third and some even their fourth back-to-back tour of duty. Just who is "presumptuous" for calling Senator Obama presumptuous? Read more at Huffington Post...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Texas - Part of the 50 State Strategy

Obama's Campaign To Help Local Democrats Win In TX (The Houston Chronicle)

When Barack Obama's presidential campaign and national Democratic officials talk about putting resources into Texas this year, they're not necessarily focused on beating Republican John McCain. Then again, maybe they are...

The Obama campaign has promised to put 15 coordinators in the state to help Texas down ballot Democratic Candidates win the five seats the party needs for a State House majority and to win in Harris County. Gaining and holding a Democratic majority in the Texas House would help control the redistricting process in 2011 when Texas is expected to gain 3 more seats in the U.S House of Representatives.

Obama's campaign currently projects that the state's 34 electoral votes likely will go to McCain. Then again, McCain's lead over Obama in Texas is likely giving Republicans in the state some concern. Republican pollster Mike Baselice is reported by The Houston Chronicle to have said that the problem for Republicans is not what Obama is going to do [in Texas] but a belief by GOP voters that the nation is on the wrong track. "Half, if not more than half, the Republicans think the country is off-track. That is more concern to me than Obama sending 15 people to the state," Baselice said.

According to a July 2008 Reuters/Zogby national poll of likely voters, 73% of those polled believe the nation is on the wrong track. Democrats have the most negative view of the country’s direction, with 84% saying the U.S. is on the wrong track, a slight decrease from 86% who said the same in June. The vast majority of independents take a similar view, with 82% who said the country is on the wrong track, falling from 86% who said the same last month. More than half of Republicans now believe the nation is headed on the wrong track (55%), up from 51% in June.

The dour mood among many Republicans, who now feel their party leaders have lead the country in the wrong direction, could explain McCain's not so strong 43.3 to 38.9 point lead over Obama in Texas, according to Pollster.com. With McCain polling under 50 percent on top of his not so strong 4.4 percent lead over Obama in Texas, the 15 organizers that the Obama campaign is sending to Texas seems like a prudent investment. Polling numbers showing unhappy Texas Republicans combined with strongly motivated Democrats across all of Texas, including here in Collin County, suggests that, just possibly, Texas Democrats will yet play a prominent roll in setting the nation on a new road on election day!

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Obama Has Electoral College Advantage - Pollster Says

The public opinion experts who publish at Pollster.com suggest that states totaling 284 electoral college votes (14 more than the 270 needed to win) lean toward or firmly support Senator Barack Obama, whereas only 147 electoral college votes tally from states that lean toward or firmly support Senator John McCain. Ten states with an additional 107 electoral votes are tossups. The Pollster.com electoral map, as show below, is a fully interactive map that gives polling results for each state simply by mousing over any given state image. Click on the map image to go to the fully interactive map:

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Afghanistan Twice As Deadly As Iraq For US Troops In July

Afghanistan surpasses Iraq as deadliest spot for U.S. troops (McClatchy Newspapers) - The American military is debating shifting more troops from Iraq to Afghanistan. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that the military can't send more troops to Afghanistan, despite the surge of violence around Kabul and southern Afghanistan. "I don't have troops I can reach for, brigades I can reach, to send into Afghanistan until I have a reduced requirement in Iraq," Mullen said earlier this month at a briefing at the Pentagon. Read More

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Shattering Blogger Stereotypes - From Burnt Orange Rpt

Today's myth -- that all bloggers are young, inexperienced, and have no business weighing in on these important political issues - Posted at burntorangereport.com

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Obama Leads McCain 48% to 41%

Obama Leads McCain 48% to 41% (Gallup Daily) - Barack Obama leads John McCain by seven percentage points, 48% to 41%, among national registered voters according to Gallup's Poll Daily tracking conducted July 23-25.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Barack Obama Acceptance Speech Party At Prince Bistro

Join a large gathering of fellow Collin County Democrats at the Prince Bistro on Thursday August 28 to watch Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech of the Democratic Party's Presidential Nomination.

The Prince Bistro Grill has large screen TVs to watch Senator Obama's speech, tasty food and good drinks in addition to the excellent comaradary of fellow democrats.

Again, join us at 7PM on Thursday August 28 at the Prince Bistro at 1201 E. Spring Creek Pkwy Plano, TX 75074 - Google Map

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Insurers Talk Health Care - Physicians Doubt Sincerity

Insurers talk health care: Physicians, advocates doubt sincerity of national campaign - Columbus Dispatch: With reform seemingly inevitable, the health-insurance industry launched a national campaign yesterday to craft a solution to soaring health-care costs and coverage rates. Read More

From Health Care for America Now, the coalition of doctors fighting for universal health care coverage.

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An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration

An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women's Rights - By Sen. Hillary Clinton (Huffington Post) "The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women's health."

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Hagel: Quit Talking About the Surge

Sen. Chuck Hagel: Quit Talking About the Surge! (Huffington Post) - Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, fresh from an Iraq trip with Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, said the Presidential Candidates should focus on the war's future and stop arguing over the success of last year's troop surge.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Job Losses Jump Again

The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped 34,000 last week, government data on Thursday showed, reflecting seasonal volatility typical at this time of year.

Initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 406,000 in the week ended July 19, from a revised 372,000 the prior week, the Labor Department said. It was the highest reading since late March.

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Matthew 25 Network

There’s a new religious political action committee, the Matthew 25 Network, that may very well have an impact on the political scene this year, far more than any religious progressives have had in quite a while. Keep in mind, the ads aren’t coming from Barack Obama's campaign organization or anyone associated with his campaign or the Democratic Party — this is an independent Christian PAC, targeting Christian voters, on Christian radio, with a Christian message.



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Generation Gap Widens In 2008 Electorate

'Generation Gap' Widens In 2008 Electorate (WSJ Online) - Democrat Barack Obama has a strong lead among younger voters, and Republican John McCain is solidly in front among older voters. That divide has grown in the past month, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

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Thousands Gather In Berlin For Obama

Pictures (here and here) of the crowd gathering in Berlin to listen to Barack Obama speak.
German papers put the crowd at over 200,000
Full Text Of Obama's Berlin Speech
Video of Speech on YouTube

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Poll - Latinos Favor Obama

2008 National Survey of Latinos: Hispanic Voter Attitudes - The national survey, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center, showed that 66 percent of Hispanic registered voters supported Obama, compared to 23 percent for Republican John McCain. The other 11 percent were undecided.

More than three-quarters of Latinos who had voted for Clinton now say they are for Obama. Clinton carried the Hispanic vote, an important Democratic constituency, by about a 2-1 margin in the primaries.

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GOP Losing The New Media War

Democrats Dominate Internet Reporting (Politico.com) - Reported in political.com, "While conservatives are devoting much of their Internet energy to analysis, their counterparts on the left are taking advantage of the rise of new media to create new institutions devoted to unearthing stories, putting new information into circulation and generally crowding the space traditionally taken by traditional media. And it almost always comes at the expense of GOP politicians."

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Meet The Candidates July 28 By TDWCC

The TDWCC has an exciting program planned for July! Dot Pitts and Judy Gasser will speak on issues related to the State Board of Education and the need to get more Democrats on the Board. To learn about SBOE, the current issues and actions taken by the board, go to the Action Alerts link from any TDWCC web page.

This meeting will also be an excellent opportunity to meet/speak to several of our candidates. In our June meeting members voted to make donations totalling $6,000 to our 8 endorsed candidates. We have invited the candidates to attend this meeting to have their check formally presented to them.

Candidates Committed to Attend Are:

  • Tom Daley, candidate for US Representative, District 3
  • Glenn Melancon, candidate for US Representative, District 4
  • Eric Roberson, candidate for US Representative, District 32
  • Judge Jim Jordan, candidate for Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice
  • Judge Don B. Chae, candidate for 5th Court of Criminal Appeals Justice, Place 3
  • Victor Manuel, candidate for Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 3
Top ten reasons to attend the TDWCC meeting on July 28th:

# 10 – Network with Democratic activists as we turn Collin County BLUE

# 9 – Learn ways to become active with TDWCC, the Obama Campaign, and the campaigns of state and local candidates

# 8 – Sign up to participate in events – Election Worker Training, YD Concert, Balloon Festival, Acceptance Speech Party, Annual Fundraiser Dinner … and more!

# 7 – Sign up for the Acceptance Speech Party at Prince Bistro on 8/28 (in lieu of our Aug meeting)

# 6 – GOTV! Sign up for Phone Banks in July and August!

# 5 – GOTV! Sign up to be trained as an Activity Supervisor!

# 4 – GOTV! Recruit others to help

# 3 – Learn about our super-duper fundraiser dinner – and be eligible for a prize!

# 2 – Listen to our guest speakers, educators Dottie Pitts and Judy Gasser, explaining the issues of the State Board of Education and actions we can take

And the #1 reason to attend: meet your candidates as the TDWCC presents donations to their campaigns.

When: Texas Democratic Women of Collin County Monthly Meeting on July 28th at 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Meeting Location -
Map
Collin County Community College
Founders Hall, Room 149, Shawnee Room
Preston Ridge, 9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco TX 75035
CCCC campus East of Preston on Wade

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Voter Registration Team Meeting

This week The Frisco Democratic Party Meetup Group is meeting in Frisco at the Starbucks on 423 at Lebanon Road, also called Boyd Road. The goal of the voter registration team is register voters in all parts of the county and have at least one voter registration drive from now, until the last day that we can register in order to be able to vote in the upcoming election.

Time: Sunday, July 27 at 4:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Host: Amy Manuel
Location:
Starbucks (Frisco, TX)
5605 Fm Road 423
Frisco, TX 75034
Directions: From Hwy 380, go south on 423 through Frisco. From 121, go north on Main Street through The Colony.

Click here to view the invitation and submit your response

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Wanted - Precinct Chairpersons

Please contact the Democratic Party Of Collin County for details about becoming a Precinct Chairperson before the Democratic Party’s Executive Board meeting on 7/23/08. Phone the Democratic Party Office at 972-578-1483 - Today!

Precinct Chairperson Positions Are Open In The Following Collin County Precincts:

3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 16, 18, 22, 30, 37, 38, 41, 42, 46, 56, 65, 73, 74, 75, 78, 87, 92, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 105, 111, 112, 113, 114, 118, 120, 122, 123, 129, 130, 137, 138, 140, 142, 143, 145, 147, 148, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155

The next Democratic Party Of Collin County Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 PM at Collin County Community College, Spring Creek Campus.

Collin County Community College
Spring Creek Campus
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy Plano, TX 75074

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Noriega Speaks At VFW Sherman July 29

Meet the Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Senate


Lt. Col. Rick Noriega

Reception & Dinner

Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

VFW 1707 Baker Rd., Sherman TX

Featured: Guest Speaker Rick Noriega, Candidate for U.S. Senate

Texas State Representative, Military Veteran Iraq War

Lieutenant Colonel - Army National Guard

With a Reservation:

Reception from 5:30pm to 7:15pm

Reception & Dinner - $50

Dinner from 7: 15pm to 9:15pm

Dinner Only - $25

At the door: $30 for dinner; $55 for dinner & reception


For reservations call 903-891-3063 (Dem HQ) or 903-786-4424

Casual Dress


Please RSVP BY: July 22, 2008

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Ann Richards Dinner

You are cordially invited to attend
The Ann Richards Dinner
Saturday, August 16, 2008
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Heritage Ranch Country Club

Fairview, Texas
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(465 Scenic Ranch Cir., McKinney, TX 75069)

Cash Bar
Silent Auction
Dinner

Reserve your table now before the August 1 deadline!

$50 per Plate
Table of 10 Plates for $500
Event Sponsorship (Suggested levels $1000, $2500, $5000)


Plan to join Democrats from Collin County
Speakers Include:
Rick Noriega, Democratic Candidate for the U.S Senate
John Sharp, Ann Richard's former State Comptroller
Senator Royce West, Col.
and other invited guests


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The Democratic Party of Collin County
2504 K Avenue
Suite 200
Plano, Texas 75074
972-578-1483


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FAQs on working the polls - Sat. 7/26

Calling all Democrats - -we need you to work the polls on Election Day, Nov. 4. If you can't commit to a whole day, can you be a poll watcher or poll greeter for a few hours?

To learn what election workers and poll watchers do, attend the next DPCC Meeting on Sat. July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Collin College, Spring Creek Campus. Experienced Election Judges will provide an overview of the election day process and announce when more classes will be conducted.

Collin County Community College
Spring Creek Campus
2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Election Workers

The Democratic Party of Collin County must have your help!

Democratic Party of Collin County needs Election Clerks, Poll Greeters and Poll Watchers to work on Election Day, November 4, 2008. If you can work all day, half a day or even just a few hours, please call to volunteer!

Volunteer Poll Workers Help Ensure the Integrity of U.S. Elections - PLEASE volunteer to serve your country on Election Day!

To volunteer - phone the Democratic Party Of Collin County Office at 972-578-1483.

You are eligible to serve as an election day poll worker if you:

  • Are registered to vote in Collin County
  • Fluent in English (second language desirable)
  • Do not hold an elected office
  • Are not a family member of an elected official on the ballot
  • Are not the employee of an elected official
  • Enjoy interaction with the public
  • Able to take direction well and not easily distracted
  • Have dependable transportation to the Election Polls
  • Can work variable or long hours on election day
  • Are 18 years or older
Hours of service (approximate):
  • Presiding Judge: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., depending on voter turnout and time it takes to deliver supplies to the Election Administration office when the polls close.
  • Alternate Judge: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., depending on voter turnout. Dismissed by Presiding Judge
  • Clerks: Hours designated by Presiding Judge
General Job Duties:
  • Qualifying the voter
  • Assisting the voters with the election equipment
  • Opening and closing the election polls
Job Duties:
  • Presiding Judge: arrange and set up voting area, complete paperwork, return materials to Election Administration at the end of voting, assign duties to clerks, contact Elections Administration for voter verifications or equipment questions, manage the polling location.
  • Alternate Judge: work as directed by Presiding Judge, stand in as Presiding Judge if they are called away from the polling location.
  • Clerks: qualify voters and assist the voters as they cast their ballot.
Texas election officials looking for workers for polls in November

To volunteer - phone the Democratic Party Of Collin County Office at 972-578-1483.

Schedule of Election Worker Training Given by the Collin County Elections Office
Election Day Law Seminar for New Judges/Alternates Plano Mon, Sept 29, 2-4PM Collin Co. Sub-Courthouse, 920 East Park Blvd, Plano. Limited seating available - call Patty (972-547-1901) at the Collin Co. Elections Office to schedule attendance.
Election Day Law Seminar for New Judges/Alternates Plano Tues, Sept 30, 9-11AM and 2-4PM Collin Co. Sub-Courthouse, 920 East Park Blvd, Plano. Limited seating available - call Patty (972-547-1901) at the Collin Co. Elections Office to schedule attendance.
Early Voting Equip Training McKinney Thurs, Oct 2, 10-12PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Law Seminar McKinney Sat, Oct 4, 9-11AM and 12:30-2:30PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equip Training Plano Mon, Oct 6, 9-11AM and 2-4PM Collin Co. Sub-Courthouse, 920 East Park Blvd, Plano. Limited seating available - call Patty (972-547-1901) at the Collin Co. Elections Office to schedule attendance.
Election Day Equip Training Plano Tues Oct 7, 9-11AM and 2-4PM Collin Co. Sub-Courthouse, 920 East Park Blvd, Plano. Limited seating available - call Patty (972-547-1901) at the Collin Co. Elections Office to schedule attendance.
Election Day Equip Training McKinney Wed, Oct 8, 2-4PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equip Training McKinney Wed, Oct 9, 2-4PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equip Training McKinney Wed, Oct 10, 2-4PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equip Training Plano Tues, Oct 14, 2-4PM Collin Co. Sub-Courthouse, 920 East Park Blvd, Plano. Limited seating available - call Patty (972-547-1901) at the Collin Co. Elections Office to schedule attendance.
Election Day Law Class Frisco Tues, Oct 14, 6:30-8:30PM Preston Ridge Campus 9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco
Early Voting Law Class McKinney Wed, Oct 15, 2-5PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equip Training Plano Thurs, Oct 16, 9-11AM Collin Co. Sub-Courthouse, 920 East Park Blvd, Plano. Limited seating available - call Patty (972-547-1901) at the Collin Co. Elections Office to schedule attendance.
Election Day Law Class McKinney Thurs, Oct 16, 6:30-8:30PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equip Training McKinney Fri, Oct 17, 2-4PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equip Training Plano Tues, Oct 21, 9-11AM Collin Co. Sub-Courthouse, 920 East Park Blvd, Plano. Limited seating available - call Patty (972-547-1901) at the Collin Co. Elections Office to schedule attendance.
Election Day Law Class McKinney Wed, Oct 22, 2-4PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equipment Training McKinney Thurs, Oct 23 9-11AM and 2-4PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equipment Training McKinney Sat, Oct 25 9-11AM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equipment Training Plano Tues, Oct 28, 9-11AM and 2-4PM Collin Co. Sub-Courthouse, 920 East Park Blvd, Plano. Limited seating available - call Patty (972-547-1901) at the Collin Co. Elections Office to schedule attendance.
Election Day Law Class McKinney Wed, Oct 29, 2-4PM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equipment Training McKinney Thurs, Oct 30, 9-11 AM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day Equipment Training McKinney Fri, Oct 31, 9-11AM University Drive Courts Facility, Central Jury Rm, 1800 North Graves St, McKinney
Election Day
Tues, Nov 4, 7AM to 7PM Your Precinct’s Polling Place

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Collin County Early Voting Locations and Times

Collin County Calendar

Early Voting Locations, Dates and Hours
General and Special Elections
Collin County, Texas
November 4, 2008

Polling Place Address City Directions
Collin County Elections Admin.
(Main Early Voting Location)
2010 Redbud Dr.,
Suite 102
McKinney E. of Hwy 75
Allen Municipal Courts Facility 301 Century Pkwy Allen E. of Hwy 75/
S. of McDermott
Collin County
Government Center
210 S. McDonald McKinney HWY 5
(McDonald & Davis)
Carpenter Park
Recreation Center
6701 Coit Road Plano Between Legacy &
Spring Creek
CCCCD-Preston Ridge Campus 9700 Wade Blvd. Frisco E. of Preston Road
CCCCD-Spring Creek Campus 2800 E. Spring
Creek Pkwy.
Plano E. of Hwy 75
Christ United Methodist
Church
3101 Coit Plano SW Corner of
Coit & Parker
Harrington Library 1501 18th St Plano E. of Hwy 5
Murphy City Hall 206 N. Murphy
Road
Murphy N. of FM 544
PISD Administration Center 2700 W. 15th St Plano Between Custer &
Independence
Parr Library 6200 Windhaven
Pkwy
Plano Off Communication
Drive
Renner Frankford Library 6400 Frankford Dallas Hillcrest & Frankford
Wylie Municipal Building 2000 N. Hwy 78 Wylie N. of Downtown
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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
Oct 19 Oct 20
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Oct 21
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Oct 22
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Oct 23
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Oct 24
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Oct 25
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Oct 26
Early
Voting
1pm-6pm
Oct 27
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Oct 28
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Oct 29
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Oct 30
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Oct 31
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Nov 1
Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 4
Election
Day
7am-7pm




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Early Voting Locations, Dates and Hours
General and Special Elections
Collin County, Texas
November 4, 2008
(Temporary Branch Locations)

Polling Place Address City Directions
Celina City Hall ,
Oct 20 & Oct 21 only
302 W. Walnut Celina ---
Anna City Hall Admin Blding ,
Oct 22 & Oct 23 only
111N. Powell Pkwy Anna ---
Farmersville City Hall ,
Oct 24 - Oct 26 only
205 S. Main Farmersville ---
CCCCD-Central Park Campus,
Oct 27 - Oct 31 only
2200 W. University
Drive
McKinney ---
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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
Oct 19 Oct 20
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Celina
Oct 21
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Celina
Oct 22
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Anna
Oct 23
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Anna
Oct 24
Early
Voting
8am-5pm
Farmersville
Oct 25
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Farmersville
Oct 26
Early
Voting
1pm-6pm
Farmersvill
e
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Oct 27
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Central
Park
Oct 28
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Central
Park
Oct 29
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Central
Park
Oct 30
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Central
Park
Oct 31
Early
Voting
7am-7pm
Central
Park
Nov 1

Important Note: Eligible Collin County registered voters (with an effective date of registration on or before November 4, 2008) may vote at any of the above early voting locations.

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Collin County Election Day Polling Locations

This is the current information about Election Day Voting Locations from the Collin County Elections Office. It is possible that some revisions may be made to this list of 126 polling locations as Election Day approaches. Collin County Calendar.

Election Day Polling Locations
November 4, 2008
Collin County

Precinct Polling Place Address City
1 Burks Elementary School 1801 Hill Street McKinney
2 McKinney Senior Recreation Center 1400 S. College McKinney
3 Old Settlers Recreation Center 1201 E. Louisiana McKinney
4 Dunn Memorial Baptist Church 3849 FM 1827 McKinney
5 Allen Municipal Courts Facility 301 Century Parkway Allen
6 Lovejoy Middle School 259 Country Club Road Allen
7 Ford Middle School 630 Park Place Drive Allen
8 Culleoka Baptist Church 3052 FM 982 Princeton
9 Princeton High School 1000 E. Princeton Drive Princeton
10 Verona Baptist Church 7204 FM 1377 Blue Ridge
11 Farmersville City Hall 205 South Main Farmersville
12 Ruth Dowell Middle School 301 S. East Ridge Road McKinney
13 Rhea's Mill Baptist Church 5733 N. Custer McKinney
14 Borchardt Elementary School 4300 Waskom Drive Plano
15 Weatherford Elementary School 2941 Mollimar Plano
16 Melissa ISD Administration Building 1904 Cooper Melissa
17 Anna City Hall Annex 111 N. Powell Pkwy. Anna
18 Westminster Volunteer Fire Dept. 108 S. Georgia Westminster
19 Saigling Elementary School 3600 Matterhorn Plano
20 Weston Community Center 117 Main Street Weston
21 Harrington Elementary School 2528 Country Place Plano
22 Celina City Hall 302 W. Walnut Celina
23 Douglass Community Center 1111 H Avenue Plano
24 Mitchell Elementary School 4223 Briargrove Dallas
25 Murphy City Hall 205 Murphy Road Murphy
26 Sigler Elementary School 1400 Janwood Plano
27 McMillan Junior High School 1050 Park Blvd. Wylie
28 Grace Presbyterian 4300 Park Blvd. Plano
29 Prosper HS Library 300 Eagle Lane Prosper
30 Benton Staley Middle School 6927 Stadium Drive Frisco
31 Wells Elementary School 3427 Mission Ridge Plano
32 Hughston Elementary School 2601 Cross Bend Plano
33 First Baptist Church - Lavon 209 Main Street Nevada
34 Rice Middle School 8500 Gifford Plano
35 Terry Pope (Community Middle School) 615 FM 1138 Nevada
36 Rose Haggar Elementary School 17820 Campbell Road Dallas
37 Blue Ridge Community Center 200 W. Tilton Blue Ridge
38 Scoggins Middle School 7070 Stacy Road McKinney
39 Thomas Elementary School 6537 Blue Ridge Trail Plano
40 Lowery Freshman Center 120 N. Jupiter Road Allen
41 Seis Lagos Utility District 220 Seis Lagos Trail Wylie
42 Royse City Middle School 1408 Bull Dog Blvd. Royse City
43 CCCC McKinney Campus 2200 University McKinney
44 Burks Elementary School 1801 Hill Street McKinney
45 Fairview Town Hall 500 S. State Hwy 5 Fairview
46 Mendenhall Elementary School 1313 18th Street Plano
47 Meadows Elementary School 1600 Rigsbee Plano
48 Aldridge Elementary School 720 Pleasant Valley Richardson
49 Shepard Elementary School 1000 Wilson Plano
50 CCCC Springcreek Campus 2800 Spring Creek Parkway Plano
51 Bowman Middle School 2501 Jupiter Road Plano
52 Armstrong Middle School 3805 Timberline Plano
53 Davis Elementary School 2701 Parkhaven Plano
54 Clark High School - Plano 523 Spring Creek Plano
55 Aldridge Elementary School 720 Pleasant Valley Richardson
56 Harrison Intermediate School 1001 S. Ballard Wylie
57 Slaughter Elementary School 2706 Wolford McKinney
58 Rasor Elementary School 945 Hedgcoxe Road Plano
59 Anderson Elementary School-Allen 305 N. Alder Allen
60 Bolin Elementary School 5705 Cheyenne Drive Parker
61 Dooley Elementary School 2425 San Gabriel Plano
62 Carpenter Middle School 1501 Cross Bend Plano
63 Hughston Elementary School 2601 Cross Bend Plano
64 Schimelpfenig Middle School 2400 Maumelle Plano
65 Haggard Middle School 2401 Westside Plano
66 Christie Elementary School - Plano 3801 Rainier Plano
67 Jackson Elementary School 1101 Jackson Plano
68 Meadows Elementary School 1600 Rigsbee Plano
69 Schimelpfenig Middle School 2400 Maumelle Plano
70 Vines High School 1401 Highedge Drive Plano
71 Plano Senior High School 2200 Independence Pkwy. Plano
72 Sigler Elementary School 1400 Janwood Plano
73 Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church 6000 BentwoodTrail Dallas
74 Renner-Frankford Library 6400 Frankford Road Dallas
75 Shepton High School 5505 Plano Pkwy. Plano
76 Reformed Church 5333 Independence Plano
77 Hendrick Middle School 7400 Red River Drive Plano
78 Richardson Police Substation 2003 Renner Road Richardson
79 Frankford Middle School 7706 Osage Plaza Pkwy. Dallas
80 Story Elementary School 1550 Edelweiss Allen
81 Hightower Elementary School 2601 Decator Plano
82 Boyd Elementary School 800 Jupiter Road Allen
83 Akin Elementary School 1100 Springwood Wylie
84 Mitchell Elementary School 4223 Briargrove Dallas
85 Thomas Elementary School 6537 Blue Ridge Trail Plano
86 Daffron Elementary School 3900 Preston Meadow Plano
87 Liberty High School 15250 Rolater Road Frisco
88 Rose Haggar Elementary School 17820 Campbell Road Dallas
89 Bettye Haun Elementary School 4500 Quincy Lane Plano
90 Willow Bend Church 5701 W. Park Plano
91 Hedgcoxe Elementary School 7701 Prescott Drive Plano
92 First Baptist Church - Frisco 8769 Hummingbird Frisco
93 Blue Ridge Community Center 200 W. Tilton Blue Ridge
94 Stinson Elementary School 4201 Greenfield Drive Richardson
95 Vaughan Elementary School 820 Cottonwood Allen
96 County Service Center 700 Wilmeth McKinney
97 Valley Creek Elementary School 2800 Valley Creek McKinney
98 Country Lane Seniors Community 2401 Country View Lane McKinney
99 Caldwell Elementary School 601 W. Louisiana Street McKinney
100 Princeton High School 1000 E. Princeton Drive Princeton
101 Clark Middle School 4600 Colby Drive Frisco
102 Valley Creek Elementary School 2800 Valley Creek McKinney
103 Forman Elementary School 3600 Timberline Plano
104 Rose Haggar Elementary School 17820 Campbell Road Dallas
105 Grace Presbyterian 4300 Park Blvd. Plano
106 Vaughan Elementary School 820 Cottonwood Allen
107 Bethany Elementary School 2418 Micarta Drive Plano
108 Robinson Middle School 6701 Preston Meadow Plano
109 Parr Library 6200 Windhaven Pkwy. Plano
110 Richardson Police Substation 2003 Renner Road Richardson
111 Frisco High School 6401 Parkwood Drive Frisco
112 Christ United Methodist Church 3101 Coit Road Plano
113 Rountree Elementary School 800 E. Main Street Allen
114 Princeton High School 1000 E. Princeton Drive Princeton
115 Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church 6000 BentwoodTrail Dallas
116 Brinker Elementary School 3800 Clark Parkway Plano
117 CCCC Preston Ridge Campus 9700 Wade Blvd. Frisco
118 Curtsinger Elementary School 12450 Jereme Trail Frisco
119 Mathews Elementary School 3301 Caravan Plano
120 Green Elementary School 1315 Comanche Allen
121 Skaggs Elementary School 3201 Russell Creek Plano
122 Glen Oaks Elementary School 6100 Glen Oaks McKinney
123 Barksdale Elementary School 2424 Midway Road Plano
124 Gulledge Elementary School 6801 Preston Meadow Drive Plano
125 Miller Elementary School 5651 Coventry Richardson
126 Ruben Johnson Elementary School 3400 Ash McKinney
127 Christie Elementary School-Frisco 10300 Huntington Road Frisco
128 Lovejoy High School 2350 Estate Pkwy. Lucas
129 McNeil Elementary School 3650 Hardin Road McKinney
130 Norton Elementary School 1120 Newport Drive Allen
131 Walker Elementary School 4000 Cockrill Drive McKinney
132 Mitchell Elementary School 4223 Briargrove Dallas
133 Wylie High School 2550 W. Hwy 544 Wylie
134 Roach Middle School 12499 Independence Pkwy. Frisco
135 Fowler Middle School 3801 McDermott Road Plano
136 Rose Haggar Elementary School 17820 Campbell Road Dallas
137 Centennial Elementary School 2609 Ventura Drive Plano
138 Wilson Middle School 1001 Custer Road Plano
139 Anderson Elementary School-Plano 2800 Oakland Hills Plano
140 Eddins Elementary School 311 Peregrine Drive McKinney
141 Dooley Elementary School 2425 San Gabriel Plano
142 Renner-Frankford Library 6400 Frankford Road Dallas
143 Shepton High School 5505 Plano Pkwy. Plano
144 Whitt Elementary School 7520 Woodcreek Way Sachse
145 Story Elementary School 1550 Edelweiss Allen
146 Wester Middle School 12293 Shepherds Hill Lane Frisco
147 Allen High School 300 Rivercrest Blvd. Allen
148 Bolin Elementary School 5705 Cheyenne Drive Parker
149 Minshew Elementary School 300 Joplin Drive McKinney
150 Melissa ISD Administration Building 1904 Cooper Melissa
151 Chandler Elementary School 1000 Water Oak Drive Allen
152 Mendenhall Elementary School 1313 18th Street Plano
153 Whitt Elementary School 7520 Woodcreek Way Sachse
154 Boyd Elementary School 800 Jupiter Road Allen
155 Fire Station Number 5 6600 W. Virginia Pkwy. McKinney
156 McNeil Elementary School 3650 Hardin Road McKinney
157 Kerr Elementary School 1325 Glendover Drive Allen
158 McCall Elementary School 6601 Cloverhaven Way Plano
159 Southfork Mobile Home Park 216 Southfork Blvd. Wylie
160 Princeton High School 1000 E. Princeton Drive Princeton
161 Princeton High School 1000 E. Princeton Drive Princeton
162 Bolin Elementary School 5705 Cheyenne Drive Parker

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