Caucus Is Coming!
2024 MONTEZUMA COUNTY DEMOCRATS
CAUCUS, ASSEMBLY & CONVENTION
WHEN: Saturday, March 9th, 9am, Check in & credentialing at 8:30
WHERE: Virtually via Zoom (attendees will be able to use laptops, desktops, iPads, phones, & other digital devices to participate).
WHY PRE-REGISTER? It's required so we can check your voter registration, precinct number, & house district. We'll send you a Zoom link a few days after you pre-register. We'll also send you a Delegate Interest Form to see if you're interested in being a precinct organizer, election judge, or delegate to assemblies & conventions.
AT THE COMBINED MONTEZUMA COUNTY DEMS CAUCUS, ASSEMBLY, & CONVENTION: We'll elect two precinct organizers per precinct; we'll recruit people to be election judges in this critical election year; and all eligible voters (registered Dems in their precincts by Feb. 16th) can be delegates to the county assembly simply by staying on the Zoom at the conclusion of caucus (must attend caucus and remain to the end in order to be a delegate to assembly - no alternates or proxies allowed). Click here to read about serving as a precinct organizer. Click here to read about serving as an election judge.
WHY ATTEND: If you want to help candidates for HD58 & 59, SD6, JD22, CD3, CU Regent-at-Large, CD3 CU Regent, and CD3 SBOE get on the state primary ballot, you must attend caucus to be a delegate to county assembly, where you can be elected as a delegate for these candidates. AND, if you want to go to state assembly and convention, you must attend caucus.
WHEN: Saturday, March 9th within 5 minutes of the conclusion of caucus. We will probably begin around 9:45 am. We estimate that assembly will take approximately 60 minutes. Call and agenda coming soon.
WHERE: On the same Zoom link as county caucus.
WHAT GETS DONE AT COUNTY ASSEMBLY: Aside from some technical things that must get done, we'll do the following: certify the newly elected precinct organizers; vote on county commissioner candidates to be on the primary ballot, if we have any Democrats running; conduct preference polls where delegates vote for their preferred candidate for CU Regent At-Large (the only contested race); select delegates to higher-level assemblies. (The state party determines the number of delegates for each office that we are allotted through the use of a proportional formula based on the number of Democratic voters in our county.)
WHEN: March 9th, convened during county assembly.
WHERE: On the same Zoom link as county caucus and assembly.
WHAT GETS DONE AT COUNTY CONVENTION: This is a relatively short meeting during which we elect delegates to the state convention. At the state convention, delegates will be elected to the Democratic National Convention and the Democratic National Committee. To learn how to run to be a delegate to the DNC, click here. It's estimated that the cost to attend the DNC will be from $3,300 to $5,000 for 5 nights lodging, airfare, meals, on the ground transportation, and miscellaneous.