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/

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