The GOP Caucuses are coming up on Tuesday, March 1st. If you live in Senate District 51, we will be meeting at a new location this year at Blackhawk Middle School. The address is 1540 Deerwood Dr, Eagan, MN 55122. Doors will open at 6:00pm, a district wide event (including speeches from party officials and local candidates) will start at 6:15pm, and official proceedings will begin at 7:00pm. Please save the date on your calendar, and try to show up as close to 6:00 as possible – the presidential straw poll is expected to begin very shortly after 7:00, and you don’t want to miss your chance to vote!
Attending the caucus is your chance to have a voice in the process of deciding who will be on the ballot this November. There are many important races, ranging from federal ballots such as President and US House to local elections such as your Minnesota House Representative and internal GOP positions. Delegates elected will also have a chance to set the party platform and the direction of the GOP as a whole. Don’t be left out of this important process – attend your caucus and consider running to be a delegate.
RNC rules currently stipulate that our Presidential Straw Poll will be binding. This means that your vote at the caucuses will more directly impact the race for the presidential nomination. Each region will be binding their delegates proportionally (meaning if a candidate gets 50% of the votes, they will get 50% of the delegates from that region).
Time Saving Tip: If you want to save time in line on the night of the caucus, you can look up your precinct name online before you arrive. Simply go to http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ and plug in your address. Write down your precinct name and bring it with you to caucus, and skip the wait in line. While you are on that page, make sure that you live in MN Senate District 51. If you do not, your caucus location is not Blackhawk Middle School, but the website will show you your correct location.
We hope to see you on March 1st. With your help, 2016 will be a great year to be a Republican!
To view the Caucus Call, which has more details including delegate allocations and convener names, click here.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any caucus related questions.
Upcoming Caucus/Convention Events:
- Precinct Caucuses on Tuesday, March 1st at 7pm (doors open at 6:00pm, district wide event at 6:15pm). Blackhawk Middle School in Eagan.
- SD51 Convention on Saturday, April 9th at 9am. Dakota Hills Middle School in Eagan.
- CD2 Convention — TBD (will be updated once announced).
- Statewide MNGOP Convention on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 in Duluth.