2016 Precinct Caucus
Want to take part in changing history? Mark your calendar to attend your precinct caucus on Super Tuesday, March 1!
Minnesota is one of fourteen states holding a caucus or primary on Super Tuesday. With only four states voting before us, Super Tuesday will greatly impact who wins the Republican nomination. Be part of the decision by attending your precinct caucus. Unlike prior presidential election caucuses in Minnesota, this the caucus vote for President will bind our national delegates, meaning your vote will directly count in choosing our Republican candidate for President!
What happens at Caucus?
If you have never attended caucus before, you might not know what to expect. Basically you will sit in a room or around a table with others from your precinct or township. During this neighborhood meeting, you will complete a number of important activities:
• Cast a ballot for your Republican candidate for President
• Elect delegates to our county convention on April 9 (or be elected yourself)
• Vote for precinct officers
• Sign up volunteers to be an election judge or a poll challenger
• Discuss changes to our party platform (download the resolution form here)
• Meet more neighbors!
• Lay the foundation for conservative victories in this fall's election
Each precinct varies, but caucuses often last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. (Some large precincts may take longer, due to heavy expected turnout.)
Who can participate in Caucus?
To participate in caucus, you must be eligible to vote in the November 2016 election in the precinct you attend. For example, a 17-year old who has his or her 18th birthday between now and November 8 is eligible to participate. (Anyone not eligible to participate who so desires may observe as a guest.) No pre-registration is required, as Minnesota does not register voters by political parties. However, state law says you must be in agreement with the basic principles of our party and must typically vote for our candidates. In addition, you cannot participate in another party's caucus this year. There is no charge to attend caucus.
Where is my Caucus Location?
Caucus locations in Beltrami County are the Bemidji High School Commons, the Blackduck High School Multi Purpose Room, the Kelliher High School Commons and Our Savior's Lutheran Church east of Grygla. You must attend the caucus designated for your precinct in order to participate. Please use the button below to find which location your precinct will be caucusing at.
Consider running for Precinct Delegate
We encourage you to consider running for Precinct Delegate or Alternate during your caucus. In many precincts, the delegate quota is never filled, which often results in anyone wishing to be a delegate being automatically elected. As a precinct delegate or alternate, you will attend our County Convention on Saturday, April 9. You may also have the opportunity to represent your precinct at the endorsing convention for your house district, where you will help choose which Republican is endorsed to run for the state legislature. Serving as a precinct delegate or alternate is a great way to get involved with a fairly low time commitment on your part.
If you would like more information about Precinct Caucus, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By attending your local caucus, you are showing that you support Republican
candidates and take your civic duty to participate seriously. By attending your
local caucus, you make our Party much stronger. Caucusing is easy, important,
and fun... See you on March 1 at 7pm!
cast your vote for our next president!
Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00pm