Feb. 24 caucus for State Convention at Community Center

Feb. 24 caucus for State Convention at Community Center

Arlington Democrats are invited to attend a caucus on Saturday, February 24, at 11 a.m. to elect 36 delegates and 6 alternates to the 2024 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The location is the main meeting room of the Community Center at 27 Maple St. Registration in advance is not required, but participants are asked to register using this Google form.

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and we encourage attendees to arrive early. Everyone who arrives by 11:15 a.m. will be admitted.

At this year’s state convention, planned for Saturday, June 1 in person at the DCU Center in Worcester, thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to cast a vote for their preferred Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate. Candidates must receive 15% of the vote to appear on the September primary ballot, and the candidate who receives a majority of the convention’s vote will receive the endorsement of the convention.

Democrats in Arlington who have registered or pre-registered to vote may vote and be elected as delegates or alternates during the caucus. Pre-registered Democrats must be 16 years old by February 15, 2024. Any person not shown on the party registration list must either provide proof of Democratic Party registration (or pre-registration) or register (or pre-register) prior to the close of the caucus registration period.

Youth (age 16 to 35), people with disabilities, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community not elected as delegates or alternates are encouraged to apply to be add-on delegates at the caucus or by visiting massdems.org/massdems-convention.

Delegates and alternates will be divided equally between men and women, except that candidates whose gender identity is non-binary can run for delegate without needing to classify themselves as male or female. Candidates must be present at the caucus to be elected (except those serving in the Armed Forces, who must notify the chair of their candidacy before the caucus).

For more information on the caucus or the Arlington Democratic Town Committee, please contact Chair Stephanie Swanson at 716-435-4153, or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adtcma. For general information on the Convention or the Democratic Party, please call 617-939-0800 or email contact@massdems.org. Details on the caucus rules can be found at https://massdems.org/massdems-convention.

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