Democrats from around Cass County will gather Feb. 7 for the DFL Party’s biennial precinct caucuses. There are 13 locations for DFL precinct caucuses in Cass County. For a full list, check the websites of the Cass County auditor, Minnesota secretary of state or Minnesota DFL Party at www.dfl.org.
At the precinct caucuses, DFLers will cast a presidential preference ballot that will demonstrate their preference in the upcoming election. They will also vote for candidates for the 8th Congressional District. Attendees will have the opportunity to run and vote for delegates supporting specific candidates or issues to represent the precinct at the upcoming district convention on March 24, at Walker-Hackensack Akeley High School Auditorium. There will also be an opportunity to introduce and debate resolutions for possible inclusion in the Minnesota DFL Party’s platform, and elect precinct chairs for the next two years.
The caucuses will begin at 7 p.m. Preference balloting will conclude at 8 p.m. sharp. Ballots may only be cast in person; no absentee balloting is allowed.
Anyone who will be eligible to vote in Minnesota by Nov. 6, 2012, may vote in the preference ballot. Anyone age 16 or over may participate in caucus business.