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Four Things to Know About Precinct Caucuses March 1

Feb 29, 2016 09:23PM ● Published by Wendy Erlien

Are you gearing up for the 2016 general election? Political parties will be hosting precinct caucuses March 1 – an opportunity to support a candidate, discuss issues, and more.  

Specific questions about each caucus can be addressed by the each political party, but here are a few general items to note if you’re interested in attending a precinct caucus.

  • The 2016 precinct caucuses are 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 in Minnesota.
  • Precinct caucuses are run by political parties throughout Minnesota. Parties many endorse candidates, select delegates, and set platforms. “In 2016, a major part of precinct caucuses will be to vote for the person you want your political party to support for President in the presidential preference ballot,” according to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  • Find your caucus location in Maple Grove, click on the links below, as provided by the Office of Minnesota Secretary of State:
          Democratic-Farmer-Labor         
          Republican 
          Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party, contact the party directly
          Green Party of Minnesota
          Independence Party of Minnesota
          Legal Marijuana Now Party, contact the party directly
          Libertarian Party of Minnesota

  • To your local participate in a caucus, you must be eligible to vote in the general election in November and live in the precinct. 

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