Date and locations
Minnesota Republican Party and Minnesota DFL Party
Tuesday, March 1 starting at 7:00 PM.
Find your caucus location online starting the week of February 8.
Minor political parties
Contact your party directly for dates and locations. View minor party contact information.
Who can participate in a caucus?
To participate, you must be eligible to vote in the Fall election and live in the precinct. You also must generally agree with the principles of the political party hosting the caucus.
What will happen at the caucus?
Each political party runs their caucus meetings a little differently. Check with your political party if you have specific questions. Generally, there are four main activities at a caucus:
- Choose volunteers who will organize political activities in the precinct. This could include maintaining contact lists, holding political meetings, and helping with campaign efforts.
- Vote for the person you want the party to support for President. This is called the presidential preference ballot. The results determine how many delegates each candidate gets at their party's national endorsing convention.
- Discuss issues and ideas for the party to support. You can present an issue or idea for the party to support, called a resolution. If you convince other attendees to support your resolution, it will be taken to the next political convention. Eventually, your resolution could become part of the official party platform.
- Choose delegates who will endorse candidates at future conventions. At future conventions, party delegates will endorse state and federal candidates, including for President. Political parties have different ways of choosing delegates at the precinct level caucus—contact your party for more information.
If you have any questions about this process, please email Brian Winkelaar at firstname.lastname@example.org