Monthly Archive for February, 2016

In which room will your precinct caucus meet?

Use this PRECINCT CAUCUS FINDER to find out where your precinct caucus will be meeting.

Use this caucus room list to learn the meeting room number:

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You can download a printable copy here.

These city maps show precinct borders

Here are links to maps of Hastings, St Paul Park, Afton, and South St Paul. You can use these maps to figure out which precinct you live in. Or, you can look up your precinct at http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/precincts/

SOUTH SAINT PAUL PRECINCT MAP
Source: http://www.southstpaul.org/

HASTINGS PRECINCT MAP
Source: http://www.hastingsmn.gov/

AFTON PRECINCT MAP
Source: http://www.ci.afton.mn.us/

ST PAUL PARK PRECINCT MAP
Source: http://www.stpaulpark.govoffice.com/

Remember, you can go to this CAUCUS FINDER WEBPAGE, enter your home address, and it will tell you your precinct name and it will also tell you your precinct caucus meeting location.

PRECINCT CAUCUS FINDER

Rep McNamara to host town hall meeting March 2

Representative Denny McNamara

Representative Denny McNamara

By Rep. Denny McNamara, 02/23/2016

Hello from St. Paul,

I have news for you regarding an upcoming town hall meeting in Cottage Grove. Senator Sieben, Representative Dan Schoen and I will be holding the event on Wednesday, March 2 at the City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway S., from 5:30 – 6:50 p.m. The meeting will end before the Cottage Grove City Council is scheduled to meet at 7:00 p.m.

Much like the Hastings gathering earlier this month, we will discuss key issues that could be debated during the 2016 legislative session and we strongly encourage you to attend and make your voice heard.

Also, my 2016 legislative survey has been posted online. Please click here and provide your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9927M3G

Finally, you have probably heard that Senator Sieben will retire from the Minnesota Senate at the conclusion of her term. It’s been an honor to work with Katie and I wish her the best. Please join me in thanking her for her service to our district.

Keep in touch,
Denny

Representative Denny McNamara
365 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
651-296-3135
rep.denny.mcnamara@house.mn

15 Tips, tricks and other useful information regarding the 2016 Minnesota precinct caucuses

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Follow these tips to help ensure a good caucus experience for you and the other attendees.

1. Know your caucus location. You can use this caucus finder to learn where your precinct caucus will meet: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

2. Before arriving for caucuses, find out what precinct you live in–look it up in advance. Write it down and bring it with you to the caucuses. You can save some time by looking this up in advance. We will have folks deployed at the caucus site who can assist you in looking up your precinct, but these folks will probably be mobbed. Be sure to look up your precinct before you arrive. You can use this precinct finder: http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/precincts/

3. Arrive early. We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes early. This will allow you time to figure out which precinct you live in, find your caucus room location, and sign in before the 7:00 p.m. start time.

4. Know your caucus meeting room number. (find meeting room lists and see caucus site maps)

5. Know what to expect at the caucus:
http://sd54gop.org/what-to-expect-at-next-weeks-2016-precinct-caucuses/

6. Do your homework–read up on the Presidential candidates.

  • Carson: https://www.google.com/#q=ben+carson+president

  • Cruz: https://www.google.com/#q=ted+cruz+president

  • Kasich: https://www.google.com/#q=john+kasich+president

  • Rubio: https://www.google.com/#q=marco+rubio+president

  • Trump: https://www.google.com/#q=donald+trump+president

7. Learn about the duties and responsibilities of Precinct Officers: http://sd54gop.org/files/2016-Responsibilities-of-Precinct-Officers-Form.pdf

8. Read the precinct caucus call letter.
http://sd54gop.org/files/2016-caucus-call-senate-district-54-republicans.pdf

9. 12 Reasons to attend your Republican precinct caucus meeting: http://sd54gop.org/12-reasons-you-should-attend-the-2016-minnesota-caucuses/

10. Consider printing the following documents and bring them with you.

  • Volunteer sign-up form:
  http://sd54gop.org/files/2016-Volunteer-Card.pdf

  • Election judge sign-up form:
  http://sd54gop.org/files/2016-Election-Judge-Document.pdf

  • Party Platform:
  http://sd54gop.org/files/hnn%20clean%20061212%20edit%20–%20approved%202012%20Platform.pdf

  • Resolutions form:
  http://sd54gop.org/files/2016-Resolutions-Form.pdf

11. Bring your own ball point pen. Bring a couple extra pens to share.

12. Consider serving as the caucus convener for your precinct. We will be searching for folks willing to facilitate and run the meetings. (It is easy! We will provide a script and easy-to-follow directions.)

13. Minnesota Secretary of State 2016 precinct caucus information web page:
http://mnvotesinfo.sos.state.mn.us/voters/precinct-caucus/

14. Republican Party of Minnesota 2016 precinct caucus information page:
http://mngop.com/precinct-caucuses/

15. From the Pioneer Press: “Minnesota’s 2016 election: How to caucus”
http://www.twincities.com/2016/02/20/minnesotas-2016-election-how-to-caucus/

Additional information and links:

SOUTH SAINT PAUL PRECINCT MAP Source: http://www.southstpaul.org/

HASTINGS PRECINCT MAP Source: http://www.hastingsmn.gov/

AFTON PRECINCT MAP Source: http://www.ci.afton.mn.us/

ST PAUL PARK PRECINCT MAP Source: http://www.stpaulpark.govoffice.com/

List of precinct caucus MEETING ROOMS

What to expect at next week’s 2016 precinct caucuses

175w Caucus BlurbHere is a summary of what you can expect at the caucus.

At your precinct caucus…

You will vote for the person you want the party to support for President. This is called the presidential preference ballot. The results determine how many delegates each candidate gets at their party’s national endorsing convention.

You will choose delegates who will endorse candidates at future conventions. Delegates and alternates will represent the Republican party voters of the precinct at the Senate District 54 Republicans convention on March 12. Precinct delegates and alternates serve for two years until the next precinct caucuses. You should consider nominating yourself or someone you know to be a delegate.

You will elect precinct officers. You should consider nominating yourself or someone you know to be a precinct officer. Working with the Senate District 54 Executive Committee, precinct officers will lead the general party work of the precinct. Tasks such as literature distribution, phoning, and campaigning for endorsed Republican candidates. Precinct officers serve for two years until the next precinct caucuses.

You can add you name to the list of volunteers who will be supporting our endorsed Republican candidates this year.

You can sign up to be an election judge! Help enforce election law by guaranteeing that the rights of legal voters are protected on election day. Election judge is a paid position.

You will 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.

By attending your local caucus, you will be making a statement to all Minnesotans that you support Republican candidates and take your civic duty to participate seriously. By attending your local caucus, you make our Party much stronger.

Don’t know where your caucus will be held? Use this caucus finder: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

Don’t know which precinct you live in? Use this precinct finder: http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/precincts/