Electing Cambridge Delegates to the State Convention

Registered Democrats in Cambridge will be holding their caucuses throughout the city Feb 10-24 to elect delegates and alternates to the 2010 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. This is an easy and effective way to get involved in local politics. In addition to having a voice in who is on the state primary ballot in September, the convention provides great opportunities to meet other Democrats across the state, participate in workshops, and learn about candidates. Last year CSfC had 7 members elected as delegates to the convention.

To find more information about what ward you live in, see the Cambridge Democratic Committee Website, http://www.cambridgedems.com/ and go to the “wards” link. The caucus is open to all Cambridge residents who were registered Democrats by Dec 31, 2009.

This year's convention will take place Friday June 4th and Saturday, June 5th at the DCU Center in Worcester. Delegates will nominate candidates for all constitutional offices: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor. All candidates for these offices must win 15% of the votes of convention delegates in order to be listed on the primary ballot in September. While the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General have all indicated they are running for reelection, no incumbent is running for Treasurer or Auditor this year.

Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. All ballots will be written and secret. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. 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.

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, go to the Cambridge Democratic Committee Website, http://www.cambridgedems.com/


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