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Minnesota’s Precinct Caucuses February 25 still play key role

Adapted from the Minneapols Labor Review, February 14, 2020

By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor

MINNEAPOLIS — Although Minnesota is conducting its first Presidential Primary since 1992, the state’s Precinct Caucuses still will play an important role in the 2020 election process.

The Minnesota Precinct Caucuses will be Tuesday, February 25, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The state’s DFL and Republican parties as well as other major political parties  will conduct precinct caucuses.

Delegates elected at precinct caucuses will go on to legislative district conventions, where they will vote on endorsements for state legislative candidates.

Delegates elected from the legislative district conventions will go on to congressional district  conventions, where they will vote on endorsements for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Delegates elected from precinct caucuses also may have the opportunity to go on to the state party conventions, which will vote on endorsements for U.S. Senate and pick delegates for the national party conventions.

In addition, the precinct caucuses will debate and vote on resolutions which, if passed, will go on to district conventions and ultimately shape state party platforms.

The Minnesota AFL-CIO has posted caucus information as well as sample caucus resolutions for both the DFL and Republican Precinct Caucuses:
https://mnaflcio.org/updates/2020-precinct-caucus-resolutions-information

To find your caucus location, use the Minnesota Secretary of States’s online caucus finder:
caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us

 



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