|Democrats to Hold Caucus in South Boston
Registered Democrats in South Boston, Wards 6 & 7 will be holding a caucus at The Curley Recreation Center on February 4th at 10 am to elect delegates and alternates to the 2006 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. The Convention will be held on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd at the DCU Center in Worcester. At that time, Democrats from across the state will gather to endorse candidates for the office of Auditor, Treasurer, Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Lt. Governor, Governor and U.S. Senator.
The names of those candidates who receive 15 percent of the state convention vote will be placed on the September 19, 2006 Democratic Primary ballot.
The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Wards 6 & 7. Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to nomination in writing and must be present at the caucus. All candidates may make a two minute statement and may distribute materials on their behalf. All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as Delegate and/or Alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled.
Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 56 Roland Street, Suite 203, Boston, MA 02129 no later than ten days after the caucus date.
For more information, please contact the Democratic State Committee at 617-776-2676.