Democratic and Republican Caucuses to Be Held on July 16

Democratic & Republican Caucuses 
07/16/2019 @ 7:00PM 
Democrat @ the Town Hall 
Republican @ the Town Library 

The time is here.  If you are interested in being endorsed by either the Republican or Democratic party for any of the positions up for election this year please e-mail the Chairman with your name, phone number, e-mail, and the position you’re interested in.  You may request to be endorsed even if you are not a member of the party.  If you are unable to e-mail you may drop a letter off at the Town Hall and it will be forwarded to the Chairman.
Democratic Chair:  Richard Mercier – rlmercier@snet.net 
Republican Chair:  Wendy Gauthier – breezy48@comcast.net 

 

WHAT IS A CAUCUS? WHY IS A CAUCUS IMPORTANT

Originally posted on Voluntown Town Hall website on March 11, 2019

The technical definition of a CAUCUS is a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on policy.

Few people really understand how important the CAUCUS is and that most election decisions are made at these meetings with very few people making all the decisions that will affect the town for the next 2-6 years depending on the position.

Here’s the reason. Municipal elections are largely uncontested. There are often a few positions on the ballot that have a challenger, but a large majority of the people selected at the CAUCUS will be elected without any opposition.

To vote at a CAUCUS you must belong to the political party that the CAUCUS is being held by. In the town of Voluntown currently only the two major parties, Democrat and Republican, hold CAUCUSES. During the week of July 16-23 both parties will CAUCUS to endorse candidates for this year’s municipal election.

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