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2018 Precinct Caucus in Minnesota

What a caucus is and what they do

1/29/2018 12:37:47 PM

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Do you plan to vote in Minnesota’s November 2018 election? Are you eligible to vote? If yes, you should go to your precinct caucus that will happen on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. 

Where is my caucus meeting?

Your vote is important! You can find out where your caucus meeting, go online to the Caucus Finder website.

Put in your address and it will tell you where the meetings are for both the Republicans and the Democrats.

What is a precinct caucus and what happens there?

In Minnesota, the voting is done at a neighborhood meeting called a precinct caucus.  The Republicans meet separately from the Democrats.  So there will be a Republican caucus meeting in your neighborhood and a DFL caucus meeting in your neighborhood.  You can only go to one, so you have to choose which political party’s caucus to go to.

All of the caucus meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  They begin at 7:00 pm, but a lot of people are expected to go, so you might want to go early.  There might even be a line to get in!

When you get to your caucus, you will have to sign in.  You will write down your name, your address and will sign your name to say that you agree with the ideas of that political party.  

Then they will give you a ballot with the names of the gubernatorial candidates for that political party.  Check the name of the candidate you like and turn your ballot in. 

You’re finished voting.  Then you can stay for a meeting, if you want.  

At the meeting, they probably will: 

  • Choose people (called “delegates”) to represent your neighborhood precinct at future meetings
  • Elect officers for your neighborhood group 
  • Discuss and vote on issues that people want the political party to support
  • Decide which candidate they will endorse for governor

How do I request accommodations?

If you want an interpreter, you need to contact either the Republican or DFL Party in writing and ahead of time.  You can send your request by email.

To request an interpreter, send an e-mail to: 

  • DFL Party:
  • Republican Party:                                                                           

Be sure to include your name and your home address (so they know which precinct caucus you’ll be attending).

This is your chance to have a say in who your party picks to run for governor.  Make sure your vote counts!


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