Coming soon to Harpswell: our local biennial caucus on February 4.
Calling all Harpswell Democrats! Please join us for our biennial caucus at the Harpswell Community School gym on Sunday, February 4, from 1 to 3 pm.
Find out more about why we are having a caucus here. Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is there a caucus? I thought Maine was a primary state now?
Political parties in Maine are required by state law to hold caucuses every two years for the purpose of organization. The caucus is where, in most cases, local Democratic committees organize and elect officers. It also is where we elect delegates to the Maine Democratic Party Convention.
When will the caucus take place?
February 3rd or 4th, between 10am and 8pm. To find the exact date and time of your local caucus, please see the Caucus Directory. Harpswell Dems meet on February 4th.
Who may participate?
Any registered Maine Democrat.
When is the presidential primary?
Tuesday, March 5th.
When is the Maine Democratic Party State Convention?
May 31 and June 1, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
What does a delegate to the State Convention do?
Delegates at the 2024 Maine Democratic Party Convention will vote on the following:
National Delegates (to represent Maine at the National Convention in Chicago)
Democratic State Committee members (by County)
2 DNC Committee Members
Maine Democratic Party Platform and Charter
Is that it or is there anything fun?
The Convention is fun! There will be great speakers, information on how to get involved in campaigns, some parties, and camaraderie with fellow Democrats!
Will each caucus still be divided by presidential candidate?
Really! This is the beauty of having the caucus before the primary, it makes life easier.