April 08, 2020

Democratic caucuses planned for Feb. 8

AUGUSTA — The Maine Democratic Party will hold municipal caucuses Feb. 8 throughout the state. All cities and towns may hold caucuses.

Chris Hall, state Democratic Party chairman, said that the municipal caucus is the foundation of the party in Maine. “It is the beginning point for filling all county and state party offices, for party activity, and, this year for grass-roots discussion of the proposed platform.”

The chairman of the municipal Democratic committee may call a caucus, but where no committee exists any resident Democrat may call one in order to elect a committee.

State law requires the registrar or board of registration in each town to be present for at least an hour before the caucus to accept registrations and enrollments. Anyone eligible to vote may register and take part in the caucus, except those registered in another party who did not apply to change enrollment at least 15 days before the caucus.

Town clerks can supply information on caucus times and locations, or call the Maine Democratic Party at 622-6233.

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