(Atlantic) The Iowa Democratic Party Caucus will take place Tuesday, January 21st at the Cass County Courthouse.
The purpose of this year’s caucus is to discuss and adopt proposed resolutions to be added to the county platform, elect delegates and alternates to the County Convention, and elect precinct committee persons to the County Central Committee.
Sherry Toelle, Cass County Democratic Party Chair, said this is one of the biggest grassroots events of the political season and it’s a great way to get involved.
“This year, even though I know everybody always says this election is always the most historic, this one is in fact historic due to all the open seats that are being put on the ballet both from the state to the national level,” stated Toelle. “A lot of people don’t think that the off-year caucuses are very important; however, they are the first step in determining who will be the Governor as well as other elected officials in the Iowa Statehouse. So, I think this is one of the more important caucuses that we’ve had in a few years.”
Participants must be in line or signed in by 7:00 p.m. to participate. The event will take place in the 2nd Floor Court Room at the Cass County Courthouse.
Toelle notes that you must be registered to vote Democrat to participate and you can register to vote the night of the caucus. Teens who will be 18 by November 4th are eligible to participate, but they must first register to vote. And, teens 13 to 18 can participate in the caucus by being a youth delegate.
For more information you can contact Sherry Toelle at 712-243-4861.