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Arlington Democrats are invited to attend a caucus at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, to elect 36 delegates and six alternates to the 2024 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The location is the main meeting room of the Community Center at 27 Maple St.

Registration in advance is not required, but participants are asked to register using this Google form >> Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and attendees are encouraged to arrive early. Everyone who arrives by 11:15 a.m. will be admitted.

At this year's state convention, planned for Saturday, June 1, in person at the DCU Center in Worcester, thousands of Democrats from across the state plan to come together to cast a vote for their preferred Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate. Candidates must receive 15 percent of the vote to appear on the September primary ballot, and the candidate who receives a majority of the convention’s vote will receive the endorsement of the convention.

Democrats in Arlington who have registered or pre-registered to vote may vote and be elected as delegates or alternates during the caucus. Pre-registered Democrats must be at least 16 years old by Feb. 15, 2024. Any person not shown on the party registration list must either provide proof of Democratic Party registration (or pre-registration) or register (or pre-register) prior to the close of the caucus registration period.

Youth (age 16 to 35), people with disabilities, people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community not elected as delegates or alternates are encouraged to apply to be add-on delegates at the caucus or by visiting massdems.org/massdems-convention.

Delegates and alternates will be divided equally between men and women, except that candidates whose gender identity is non-binary can run for delegate without needing to classify themselves as male or female. Candidates must be present at the caucus to be elected (except those serving in the Armed Forces, who must notify the chair of their candidacy before the caucus).

 For more information the caucus or the Arlington Democratic Town Committee, visit arlingtondems.org or www.facebook.com/adtcma, or call Stephanie Swanson, 716-435-4153. 

For general information on the Convention or the Democratic Party, please call 617-939-0800 or ema This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details on the caucus rules can be found at https://massdems.org/massdems-convention.


This news announcement was published Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, based on information from the town Democrats. YourArlington volunteer Kim Haase prepared the copy.