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:

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.

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:

  • Election judge sign-up form:

  • Party Platform:

  • Resolutions form:

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:

14. Republican Party of Minnesota 2016 precinct caucus information page:

15. From the Pioneer Press: “Minnesota’s 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

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