THE FORMAT HAS CHANGED BUT THE DATE IS THE SAME
Precinct caucuses are still scheduled for February 1, 2022, concluding at 9 p.m.
Due to COVID, we will not be meeting in person.
Read on for the what, who, why, and how.
What is happening with precinct caucuses?
Most years, a caucus is a gathering of like-minded people for the purpose of discussing issues and organizing politically. Unfortunately, the COVID surge has made getting together too risky, so we have chosen an option offered by the state DFL to hold "contactless" caucuses. It won't be the same, but it will allow us to conduct the necessary business of launching the 2022 election season.
The good news is that it's easy to join in.
Who can participate?
Participants should consider themselves a member of the DFL Party and not be an active member of any other political party, and be at least 16 years old. To vote or be elected as a delegate during the caucus, you must be at least 18 years old (a recent change eliminated the requirement that you need to be eligible to vote in the next election).
Be a part of charting our future.
Why should you participate?
You care deeply about an issue or issues, and you want to introduce resolutions for inclusion in the state party platform.
You are interested in becoming a delegate to the county convention in April to help ensure that Clay County DFL has strong leadership for the years ahead.
If you’re a delegate to the county convention, you are also eligible for election to the state convention.
You realize how important it is to elect Democrats this November.
What do you need to do?
First, download this non-attendee form and fill it out, or complete this simplified Google form. Each precinct is allotted an ample number of delegate positions, so if you submit either form, you are virtually guaranteed a spot as a delegate to the county convention. Delegates elect directors for the county unit and delegates and alternates to the state convention, vote on what the DFL's priorities should be, and vote to endorse candidates. You can find out what precinct you're in by going to https://caucus.dfl.org/.
If you are interested in introducing a resolution or resolutions, download this form and fill it out. All resolutions we receive will be compiled by a committee and brought to the county convention for their consideration.
Then there are 3 ways to turn the forms in:
You can mail them to to Clay County DFL, PO Box 161, Moorhead, MN 56561, postmarked on or (even better) before February 1.
You can send them as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can drop them on February 1 between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at one of these locations: Clay County DFL office, 1424 1st Ave. N. in Moorhead (next door to Junkyard Brewing); Comstock Memorial Union on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead; Barnesville High School; or Hawley High School.
All forms must be received by 9 p.m. on February 1.