Cass County Democratic Party

Headquarters: 804 E. State St.

Cassopolis, MI 49031

Mailing Address: PO Box 154

Cassopolis, MI 49031


 Monthly Meetings 

CCDP Executive Committee

Regular Meeting

5:30 pm Third Tuesday 

of the month at our Headquarters

Our monthly meetings are on hold for now.

 2019-2020 Officers 

Chair -- Cathy LaPointe

Vice Chair -- Rudy Gourdine

2nd Vice Chair -- Kathleen McKee

Secretary -- Marlene Deming

Treasurer -- Francois Duchesneau


Our Dowagiac Office

We're proud to announce that CCDP has an office in downtown 

Dowagiac at 204 Front St.

Please stop in and visit with the Dowagiac Dems, and join their group with the mission to turn Dowagiac even more BLUE in 2020!




Click the link below to donate to Cass County Democratic Party


Covid 19 Resources

Click on the navigation bar above to learn about these services.

 Food Pantries -- Masks -- Covid items needed-Cass Co. drop off --             

 Call 211 for help with rent and utilities

 I made this short video to express my feelings about the virus and Trump's response.    

 I hope you like it.  If you would like to, please leave a comment.

Take care and be well.  Thank you,

Lin Starr Pollard, CCDP webmaster

You can check your Voter Registration and Register to Vote online at  or just click the button below.

Join your Township or Dowagiac Democratic Committee


There are Democratic Committees in every Township and the City Dowagiac.  Join your Dowagiac or local "Dems" group and help turn Cass County BLUE in 2020!


Township and Dowagiac "Dem" Committees are the front lines for turning your Township or the City of Dowagiac Blue in November.   Members of Dem Committees:

-- identify and reach out to Democrats in their city or township

-- recruit candidates for Township Offices and County Commission and help  them on their campaigns

--insure every Democrat has information on the candidates  and votes for them on November 3rd

Email if you are interested in joining your local "Dem" Committee

Jon Hoadley


US Congress--6th District

Amy East


For State Representative

MI House of Representatives 59th District

 (all of St. Joseph Co and most of Cass Co) 

Dan Vandenheede


For State Representative of Michigan -- 78th District

(Milton, Ontwa, Howard, and Silver Creek Townships in Cass County) 

Other Candidates


Cass County Drain Commissioner Candidate Tony Catanzarite


Cass County Commissioner Candidates 

Julie Dye--District 1 (Silver Creek, Wayne and most of LaGrange Townships)

Dean Hill--District 5 (Milton and southern half of Howard Townships)

Michael Dimino--District 6 (Jefferson and southern quarter of LaGrange Townships)

Ron Reeves--District 7 (City of Dowagiac and Pokagon Township)

Voter Rights


Because of new voting rules voted into law in the 2018 election, every voter can vote absentee.  In effect, voters in Michigan can vote by mail!  Just ask your clerk to put you on the Permanent Absentee Voter list.  You will automatically receive an Absentee Voter Application in the mail for every election.  If you want to vote by mail, send the application back to your Clerk and you will receive your ballot in the mail before the election. 

Check your Voter Registration, download a Voter Registration form or Register to Vote on-line at 

Did you know?? 

 1.   You do not need a drivers license or photo ID to vote in Michigan.     If you don’t have a photo ID, or don’t have it with you, you can still vote a regular ballot.    You will be required to sign your name on an affidavit on the back of your application, but you can  vote if your name is in the poll book.  If not in the poll book, you can vote a provisionalballot,  that may be verified later

 2.   Felons can vote! If not serving a prison sentence, you can vote if registered

 3.  You can take a list of candidates into the voting booth, but don’t leave it. You can take a helper into the voting booth—tell the election workers. 

 4.   If your ballot gets rejected, ask for a new one. Voting is not an easy process and the Election Workers are there to help.   Ask for assistance if you need it!  

 5.   If you are in line by the time polls close, you have the right to vote.  Don’t let anyone harass you during the voting process or while you’re in line.   If you feel your vote is being interfered with tell the election workers, they are there to help.

In the November General Election you can vote 'straight ticket' for all candidates of Democratic, Republican or other Parties by checking one Party box. However, you can vote straight ticket AND also vote for individual candidates of other parties. Check the Party box, and vote for candidates of other parties as you like.  Every vote counts.

  ***Call Cass County Democratic Party 269-445-1651 on election day if you need a ride to the polls, or have a problem voting***  

                                   Paid for by Cass County Democratic Party, Cassopolis, MI.   


"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.  There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things.  Among them are...Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas.  Their number is negligible and they are stupid." 

                 --President Dwight D. Eisenhower,  November 8, 1954