Mark Your calendar!
Beltrami County Republican (GOP) Caucus
February 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Local High schools
Where do I go?
Caucus at the Bemidji High School if you live in these areas: Northern, Buzzle, Unorg Dist 3, Eckles, Frohn, Grant Valley, Turtle Lake, Turtle River, Jones, Lammers, Liberty, Bemdji, Moose Lake, Sugar Bush, Ten Lake or Brook Lake Townships and Bemidji Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Caucus at Blackduck High School if you live in these townships:
Taylor, Birch, Hagali, Hines, Port Hope, Blackduck, Alaska, Maple Ridge, Nebish, Durand, O’Brien, Langor, Hornet, Roosevelt, or Summit.
Caucus at Kelliher High School if you live in these townships:
Shooks, Woodrow, Kelliher, Shotley, Shotley Brook, Cormant, Quiring, Waskish or Battle.
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 Governor
• 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.
Who can participate in Caucus?
To participate in caucus, you must be eligible to vote in the November 2018 election in the precinct you attend. For example, a 17-year old who has his or her 18th birthday between now and November 6 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.
Make a PCR (Political Campaign Refund) donation!
Good News! The State of Minnesota has reinstated the refundable donation to political parties. You can donate $100 per couple or $50 per person and the state will return the funds back to you. This is a great opportunity to fund our campaigns for 2018.
Our Republican BPOU is accepting donations to give you the opportunity to donate and take advantage of the refund. A portion of the funds will be donated to local candidates to help fund their campaign.
Our goal is to raise $5,000. This is so easy because we have the forms and receipts ready for you to complete. Mail them in and the state will refund you the applicable amount.
We plan to elect Republicans to Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Representatives in Congressional Districts 7 and 8 and U.S. Senator AND re-elect House Representatives Matt Bliss and Matt Grossell in 2018!
It is time to turn Minnesota Red and establish constitutional and conservative values in our government; a government that works for our citizens.
Show your support and help our campaign to elect better legislators with a refunded donation. Please contact us and show your support. It is time for a change in Minnesota!
November 6, 2018 Election Day
What's on the Election Day ballot in 2018? All Minnesota voters will have these races on their ballot:
More upcoming events on our calendar on the right.
The Beltrami County GOP Lincoln Reagan Dinner was a success!
Thanks to all the volunteers, visitors and Representatives who participated!
Jennifer Carnihan, Minnesota GOP Chair and Rich Siegert, Beltrami GOP Chair.
Dave Goetz, Rich Siegert and Rep Tom Emmer (Beaver)
U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer