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This year's DFL precinct caucus will take place on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

To find your specific DFL precinct caucus please click on the button.

A caucus is a community gathering of neighbors coming together to express their preference among candidates running for office and to select delegates to attend the party’s endorsing convention. All parties have their own caucus system on the same night. The next Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party caucuses will be held on February 1, 2022.  

Caucuses are an opportunity for regular-day voters to participate in their Party’s endorsement process and push for progress at the most grassroots level.  

Participating in your neighborhood caucuses is important because the process of who will be on your voting ballot on Election Day starts at your community caucuses. From mayors, members of congress, to the governor and even the president, you can play a critical role in deciding whom your political party should support.  

The 2022 Elections will be critical to ensure that strong candidates are supported who will fight for housing for everyone, food security, access to healthcare, and ensuring that our Latinx communities are not left behind. For this reason, going to your caucuses and even running to being a convention delegate is critical to electing strong candidates.  

This year’s DFL Precinct Caucus will happen on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. To find your specific DFL precinct caucus please  follow this link.  

  1. Caucus Registration – begins by 6:30 pm.
    • When you arrive, your first task is to sign in with your name, address, and signature affirming that you consider yourself a member of the DFL Party and not an active member of any other political party. You must be at least 16 years old to participate in precinct caucuses. To vote or be elected as a delegate during the caucus, you must be at least 18 years old and eligible to vote in the next election. 
  2. Meeting your Neighbors 
    • After registration, you will have an opportunity to meet with your neighbors and build relationships with people in your community who share similar values. 
  3. Calling the Caucus to Order – at 7:00 pm 
    • The first order of business during caucuses is to call the meeting to order and select a caucus chair who will oversee the meeting. You may also choose to elect a secretary to take notes and keep track of what is happening. Finally, you will need to elect two tellers who will help to count ballots on any issues that will be voted on. This is a great way to get involved during your caucus. 
  4. Precinct Elections 
    • You will be able to elect precinct chairs and up to two vices chairs. The DFL has a rule that at least one of the vice-chairs must be a different gender than the chair. Duties include identifying and organizing DFL supporters in the precinct and attending meetings held by your local unit central committee. Officers are elected for a two-year term. Nominations can occur anytime after the caucus chair has been selected and you can always nominate yourself. 
  5. Candidates 
    • During your caucus, local candidates, such as those running for the Minnesota House or Senate, may stop in. They will usually make a short speech seeking your support and this is your chance to learn more about them. 
  6. Delegate Elections 
    • Your caucus will select delegates and alternates to represent your precinct at the organizing unit conventions and, in some cases, other local unit conventions. Serving as a delegate will allow you to help influence politics in your area as you will participate in endorsing local candidates at your convention, selecting local DFL leadership, and possibly become a state delegate. Alternates are important because if a delegate cannot attend, they represent the precinct in their place. Your local unit may also have you elect members to participate in convention planning committees. This can be a good opportunity to get involved in a short term manner. 
  7. Resolutions 
    • If there is an issue you are passionate about and would like to have it added to the DFL Party Platform or Action Agenda, you can submit a resolution for consideration at your precinct caucus. You will need to complete a form in order for the resolution to be considered, which can be found here
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Know your rights: Minnesota Statutes Section 202A.19 permits Minnesota residents to take time off from work without pay to attend precinct caucuses, provided they give their employer written notice at least 10 days in advance. State universities, community colleges, and public schools may not hold classes or events after 6:00 p.m. on the evening of precinct caucuses. State agencies, school boards, county boards, township boards, city councils, and all other political subdivisions may not conduct meetings after 6:00 p.m. on caucus night. 

Non-Attendee Form: If you want to participate, but cannot attend you can submit a non-attendee form found here. 

The DFL party runs the Democratic Caucuses and Conventions. For routine updates and more information please follow this link 

  • Precinct Caucuses – Tuesday, February 1, 2022  
  • DFL Endorsed and Elected Official Convocation – Saturday, February 5, 2022  
  • Conventions for Organizing Units* – March 19 – April 24, 2022  (Dependent on redistricting) 
  • Conventions for Senate Districts that are not included above – March 19 – May 19, 2022 
  • Congressional District Conventions – April 30 – May 19, 2022  
  • State Convention Committees, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN – April 30 – May 1, 2022  
  • State Convention, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN – May 20 – 22, 2022  
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  1. Follow this Link – https://caucus.dfl.org/  
  2. Enter your house address and zipcode first  
  3. Find your Street Address second  
  4. Your precinct caucus location will appear .

We share 3 actions so you can support the Latino community:

Dream

Minnesota’s Latinx community is quickly growing, but the systems in the state do not serve the needs of People of Color and immigrants. We dream of a world where everyone feels safe, has access to the resources they need, and lives a dignified life.

Organize

We aim to achieve our mission by bringing people together to fight alongside each other for the liberation of all oppressed communities.

Vote

We believe that the Latinx community must become a powerful force in the democratic process in order to fight for environmental justice, racial justice, gender justice, and immigrants' rights.

Join or learn more.

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ORGANIZE

Building a just society requires the creativity of many, therefore COPAL seeks to partner with organizations & individuals guided by the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing:

As we change societies, we must change from operating on the mode of individualism to community-centeredness. We must “walk our talk.” We must be the values that we say we’re struggling for and we must be justice, be peace, be community.

Upcoming Minneapolis election

The upcoming Minnesota general election is Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

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Election Day registration.

To register at your polling place on Election Day, bring one proof of residence listed below

•Valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or ID; or a receipt for any of these.
• Tribal ID with name, address, photo and signature.
Approved photo IDs
Choose one. Can be expired.

  • Driver’s license, state ID or learner’s permit issued by any state.
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military or Veteran ID.
  • Tribal ID with name, signature and photo.
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID
  • Minnesota high school ID

  • Approved documents
    Choose one. Can be shown on electronic device.

    Bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for:
  • Phone, TV or internet
  • Solid waste, sewer, electric, gas or water
  • Banking or credit card
  • Rent or mortgage

  • Residential lease or rent agreement valid through Election Day.
    Current student fee statement

    A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your  ddress. This is known as ‘vouching.’ A registered voter can vouch for up to eight voters. You cannot vouch for others if someone vouched for you.

    Colleges and universities send election officials a student housing list. If you are on the list, show your college photo ID to complete your registration.

    If you are registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election judge your previous name or address.

    If you registered to vote within 20 days of the election, you may get a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. Bring it with you and use it as your proof of residence to register.

    If you live in a residential facility, a staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. This is known as ‘vouching.’ A staff person can vouch for all eligible voters living in the facility.

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    ID with current name and address

    •Valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or ID; or a receipt for any of these.
    • Tribal ID with name, address, photo and signature.
    2

    Photo ID plus a document with your current name and address

    Approved photo IDs
    Choose one. Can be expired.

  • Driver’s license, state ID or learner’s permit issued by any state.
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military or Veteran ID.
  • Tribal ID with name, signature and photo.
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID
  • Minnesota high school ID

  • Approved documents
    Choose one. Can be shown on electronic device.

    Bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for:
  • Phone, TV or internet
  • Solid waste, sewer, electric, gas or water
  • Banking or credit card
  • Rent or mortgage

  • Residential lease or rent agreement valid through Election Day.
    Current student fee statement
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    Registered voter who can confirm your address

    A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. This is known as ‘vouching.’ A registered voter can vouch for up to eight voters. You cannot vouch for others if someone vouched for you
    4

    College student ID with housing list

    Colleges and universities send election officials a student housing list. If you are on the list, show your college photo ID to complete your registration.
    5

    Valid registration in the precinct

    If you are registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election judge your previous name or address.
    6

    Notice of late registration

    If you registered to vote within 20 days of the election, you may get a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. Bring it with you and use it as your proof of residence to register
    7

    Staff person of a residential facility

    If you live in a residential facility, a staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. This is known as ‘vouching.’ A staff person can vouch for all eligible voters living in the facility.
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    VOTE

    VOTE

    COPAL’s vision is to build a world that is just, equitable, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable for all. But building a better world is not possible without systems change. COPAL believes the Latinx community must become a powerful force in the democratic process in order to advance goals of environmental justice, educational opportunity, and immigrants’ rights.

    Register to Vote

    To vote in U.S. elections you must be:

    Questions about voting? Call 888-839-8682

    Register to Vote

    To vote in U.S. elections you must be:

    Questions about voting? Call 888-839-8682

    What’s on My Ballot?

    Learn where candidates running for office in our communities stand on the issues. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you actually vote!

    Vote by mail

    Learn where candidates running for office in our communities stand on the issues. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you actually vote!

     

    I want to track my ballot

    If you have an absentee ballot, mail it ASAP or return it in person.

     

    Find my polling place

    Vote early

    During the last presidential election, it’s estimated that 15 million eligible voters didn’t go to the polls in large part because they didn’t have a way to get there. This year, millions have already started to vote. To help make sure more people have a way to get to the polls, Lyft is providing access to free and discounted rides on Election Day.

    Unable to get to the polls?

    You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time.

    More Information

    What is ranked choice voting?

    Minneapolis uses what is called ranked choice voting (RCV).

    This method of voting allows you to select candidates in order of your preference, meaning you choose your first choice, second choice, and third choice. If there is no simple majority (51%), the candidate with the fewest first choice votes is eliminated. If you ranked first the candidate with the least first choice votes, then the candidate you ranked second will get counted. This process is repeated until a candidate is elected by simple majority.

    Voting guide

    Questions about voting?

    Call the NALEO Ve y Vota campaign hotline at 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682).