Senate District 44 DFL and Republican caucuses are tonight. Attendees will cast a presidential preference ballot, elect precinct officers, present ideas for inclusion in the party platform and select delegates for the senate district convention.
At the DFL caucus, anyone who is eligible to vote in Minnesota by Nov. 6 may vote in the presidential preference ballot. Anyone 16 years old or over may participate in caucus business.
At the Republican caucus, anyone can attend the precinct caucus to observe. But attendees must be eligible to vote in the November election and not be an active member of any other political party to participate and vote in the caucus.
Both caucuses start at 7 p.m., with presidential preference voting beginning immediately. At the DFL caucus, voting concludes at 8 p.m. sharp. At the Republican caucus, voting concludes when it’s done.
- DFL caucus: , 1001 Highway 7
- Republican caucus: , 801 Minnetonka Mills Road
St. Louis Park
- DFL caucus: , 6425 W. 33rd St.
- Republican caucus:
- Ward One, Precincts 1 through 5: , 2800 Joppa Ave. S.
- Ward Two, Precincts 6 through 9: , 4801 W. 41st St.
- Ward Three, Precincts 10 through 13: , 8500 W. 31st St.
- Ward Four, Precincts 14 through 17: , 2025 Texas Ave. S.
Golden Valley (only includes SD 44 precincts—Precincts 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
- DFL caucus: , 5430 Glenwood Ave.
- Republican caucus: Meadowbrook Elementary
Not sure where to go? A precinct caucus finder can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State website by clicking here.
Is a Caucus Different From a Primary?
A caucus helps a political party gain consensus as to how voters have aligned their political and candidate preferences.
But at a caucus, there’s more going on than just candidate selection. Participants sometimes select county committee chairs that go to a state—and sometimes national—convention.
What distinguishes a caucus from a primary is that at a primary, voters don’t have to be present at one particular location at a specific time. For a primary, voters just go to their polling place and cast a vote—the same as they would do at a general election.
For a caucus, you have to be physically present at your designated caucus site, register, show your party affiliation and then participate in the process. Attendees participate directly.