Democrat Caucus

Saturday, January 5, 2008  -  Morning Sun

Kansas caucus information provided

Kansas Democrat Caucus

What is it?

The Kansas State Democratic Committee has written a comprehensive Delegate Selection Plan to determine who will represent Kansas in the Democratic National Convention and cast Kansas' votes for the 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate.

Where is it?

The nearest caucus location is at the Franklin Community Center, located at 701 S. Broadway.

When is it?

Super Tuesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 7 p.m.

How does it work? (Information from www.ksdp.org)

• The Kansas Democratic State Committee will apportion delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention based on the results of a caucus to be held on Super Tuesday, February 5. Caucuses will be held across the state, one caucus will be held in each of the state's forty State Senate Districts. On Super Tuesday, voters must be in line by 7 p.m. to participate.

• In order to participate in the process, you must be a registered Democrat (you can register or change your registration status at the door) and eligible to vote by Nov. 4.

• Once inside the caucus, voters will break into groups supporting each candidate. After groups are formed, members of any non-viable candidate groups (those that are comprised of less than 15 percent of the total attendees) are given the opportunity to switch to viable candidate groups.

• After this final realignment, the number of delegates for each candidate is determined and the results are sent to Kansas Democratic Party Headquarters. The groups then elect delegates to represent their candidate at the Congressional District Convention.

Taken from Kansas Democratic Party website:

On February 5, 2008 the Kansas Democratic Party will hold presidential caucuses in each senate district across the state. Kansans attending the caucuses will gather with Democrats from their community to voice support for their favorite presidential candidate.

These caucuses are part of the national process of nominating the Democratic candidate for President. The process culminates with the Democratic National Convention during the week of August 25-28 in Denver, Colorado. Here, Kansas’ delegates will help nominate the best Democrat to lead our country in a new direction.

The Kansas Democratic Party caucuses give Kansans a chance to meet other Democrats in their area and engage in grassroots campaigning. All registered Democrats are eligible to participate and voter registration forms will be available at each caucus location for those wishing to register for the first time or change their party affiliation.



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