Caucus Convenors

Thank you for agreeing to convene or co-convene your precinct caucus! Your are the heart of making Caucus 2016 go smoothly. If you have any questions about what you need to do on caucus night, please email info@sd64dfl.org or call one of our SD64 officers.

If you are signed up to convene an SD64 DFL caucus in 2016, please make sure you attend our precinct caucus convenor training session. Sessions are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, February 25, from 6:30-7:30pm at the Highland Park Library (Teen Meeting Room just inside the main entry)
  • Saturday, February 27, from 11am-Noon at the offices of SEIU Healthcare (345 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul).

Pick one and join us!

Our 2016 Caucus Convening instructions (PDF) provide a guide to the evening and a convenor’s responsibilities. It also has some important information about the SD64 caucus sites and site coordinators. You may also want to look at the DFL Constitution.

If you think your caucus may need to use the “walking subcaucus” process to choose delegates, you may be interested in the Minnesota Subcaucus Calculator created by our own Associate Chair, Eric Celeste. This app calculates the number of delegates each subcaucus gets when you enter the total number of delegates your precinct or convention is allowed and how many people are in each subcaucus. The rules it follows appeared on page 4 of the DFL 2016-2017 Official Call, including the proper treatment of remainders. It makes the math involved in a walking subcaucus disappear. There are two versions:

This 2008 video by Team Franken might give you a feel for the walking subcaucus process. While you probably won’t use this process in your precinct caucus, you are likely to encounter it at the SD64 convention in April.

We will add resources to this page as they become available. Please feel free to email info@sd64dfl.org if you have any suggestions of what we should put here. Please check back the weekend before the caucuses to see if there is anything new to review.

Thanks again for taking on this vital role!