It’s common wisdom that All Politics is Local, and wow does that get real this year. Turning out the vote happens right here, on the ground in Claverack. Please help us ensure an historic turnout by volunteering to get every voter to the polls — and every vote counted.

To make it as easy as possible to volunteer, we’re using SignUp. It’s a quick click to look at what’s needed, at what time, on election day. Below is a list of volunteer positions and descriptions. Choose a way you can help and SIGNUP.

If you have questions, or would rather provide your details by phone or email, contact us at:, and we’ll get you all set up. Thank you for working to make this election day a win for all of us. — Alicia Johnson, Election Day Organizer

20 volunteers are needed to ensure fair and honest elections.
Poll Watchers observe voting at the polls, watch for irregularities, and report these observations to an Election Inspector, the Board of Elections, or the appointed Democratic attorney. One hour of training and certification are required. Training dates are Oct. 23rd at 7pm and Oct. 28th at 2pm, location TBD. The volunteer list is organized by time. Look for “Poll Watcher” and SIGNUP.

13 volunteers are needed to be at election day headquarters to make calls — reminding people to get out to vote, finding out if they need a ride to the polls, and letting them know where their polling place is. Scripts will be provided. The volunteer list is organized by time. Look for “Phone Bankers” and SIGNUP.


The Claverack Democrats are committed to putting our core democratic values to work on a grassroots level. Our strength comes from our beliefs of honoring inclusion and diversity, respect for liberty, equality and justice , and improving the quality of life for all in our community.

Claverack Democrats live in the Town of Claverack which includes the Village of Philmont. The town and village have a rich and historic past which we value and want to protect, as well as advocating for its stable and secure future. Preserving and protecting our environment, our agricultural resources, our rural character and our historic architecture are at the heart of our local economy. We advocate for strengthening our schools and our infrastructure, and supporting the growth of our local businesses so that they can provide jobs locally and attract families and new residents to our community.

Claverack Democrats are a diverse group. Some are lifelong residents with deep roots in the community. Others came as second homeowners and have now made Claverack their only home. Others are still weekenders, and more and more Claverack Democrats are newer arrivals from across the United States or other areas of New York State who are drawn to our rural character and beautiful rolling hillsides to enjoy their lives or grow their families.

The Claverack Democratic Committee (CDC) is comprised of a 4 member leadership structure (Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) and 10 Election District Representatives that connect with voters in their district. The Chair and the 10 Election District Representatives are voting members of the Columbia County Democratic Committee. Subcommittees of the CDC focus on communications, fundraising and voter outreach to support candidates for election to our local town government, as well as state/national candidates to represent us.

Among our diverse membership is an enthusiastic group, Claverack Democrats United (CDU), a subgroup of the CDC. The CDU is energizing our local Democratic Committee. Claverack Democrats United is actively working to increase our visibility and build a greater Democratic presence in Claverack through civic, social and political activities. CDU meets monthly and organizes events that support our goals.

We welcome all Democrats to join us and be part of our efforts.

For more information please contact