Caucuses on Tuesday, Feb. 4

Voters who would like an opportunity to shape political parties at a grassroots level may do so during upcoming precinct caucuses.

While the caucuses receive less attention during non-presidential election years, participants may still become involved in shaping the platforms of parties or seek election to party positions.

A straw poll for the governor’s race this year will take place. Mark Dayton, a DFLer, is the incumbent in the governor’s race.

Voters who attend the caucuses will elect precinct officers during the event. These officers will coordinate political meetings, assist with campaign efforts and otherwise lead local party business.

Caucus attendees will also elect delegates to political conventions.

The Star News will publish a list of local caucuses in next week’s edition. If you are an organizer, please submit caucus details ASAP.

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