Precinct Caucuses are meetings run by the state’s political parties. It is when the candidate endorsement process begins, delegates are selected, and goals and values (called party platforms) may be set. Precinct Caucuses are entirely run by the state’s political parties, including the selection of caucus locations and meeting procedures. Not all parties may choose to hold caucuses each year.
In order to participate in a caucus, Minnesotans must be eligible to vote in the November general election, live in the precinct, and generally agree with the principles of the political party hosting the caucus.
Minnesotans interested in caucusing with one of the state’s political parties should contact their party directly for dates and locations. At this point, the DFL has designated April 4 as precinct caucus night in Minneapolis.