The caucuses are YOUR opportunity to help pick the candidates for Governor, Congress, all the statewide offices and the candidates who will represent 58A and 58B in the fall, as well as shape the DFL’s platform.
Caucusing on Tues, Feb, 6 but not sure where to go? Here are the caucus places for DFL58:
|Lakeville||Lakeville South High School|
|Farmington||Robert Boeckman Middle School|
|Castle Rock Township||Robert Boeckman Middle School|
|Empire Township||Robert Boeckman Middle School|
|Eureka Township||Robert Boeckman Middle School|
|Douglas Township||Hampton City Hall|
|Hampton City||Hampton City Hall|
|Hampton Township||Hampton City Hall|
|Marshan Township||Hampton City Hall|
|Miesville||Hampton City Hall|
|New Trier||Hampton City Hall|
|Ravenna Township||Hampton City Hall|
|Vermillion City||Hampton City Hall|
|Vermillion Township||Hampton City Hall|
|Randolph City||Staton Town Hall|
|Randolf Township||Staton Town Hall|
|Dennison||Staton Town Hall|
|Staton Township||Staton Town Hall|
|Warsaw Township||Staton Town Hall|
|Greenvale Township||Greenvale Park Elementary School|
|Northfield W-3 P-2||Greenvale Park Elementary School|
|Sciota Township||Greenvale Park Elementary School|
|Waterford Township||Greenvale Park Elementary School|
The following information is from the Minnesota Secretary of State Website.
Complete article here.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL 2018 PRECINCT CAUCUSES BE HELD?
The 2018 precinct caucuses will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. at locations set by the parties. Look up the caucus locations for major parties with the Caucus Finder
WHAT IS A PRECINCT CAUCUS?
Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms).
In 2018, one part of precinct caucuses will be a preference ballot for the candidates you want your political party to support for Governor.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN A CAUCUS?
To participate, you must be eligible to vote in the November 2018 general election and live in the precinct. You also must generally agree with the principles of the political party hosting the caucus.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CAUCUS?
Each political party runs their caucus meetings a little differently. Check with your political party if you have specific questions. Generally, there are four main activities at a caucus:
- Choose volunteers who will organize political activities in the precinct. This could include maintaining contact lists, holding political meetings, and helping with campaign efforts.
- Vote for the person you want the party to support for Governor. This is called the preference ballot. The results help gauge support for candidates.
- Discuss issues and ideas for the party to support. You can present an issue or idea for the party to support, called a resolution. If you convince other attendees to support your resolution, it will be taken to the next political convention. Eventually, your resolution could become part of the official party platform.
- Choose delegates who will endorse candidates at future conventions. At future conventions, party delegates will endorse state and federal candidates, including for Governor. Political parties have different ways of choosing delegates at the precinct level caucus—contact your party for more information.