Watertown Democrats Holding Caucus to Elect Delegates for State Convention

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Registered Democrats in Watertown will be holding a caucus at the Watertown Savings Bank Room of the Watertown Free Public Library on Saturday, February 3 at 1 p.m. to elect 24 delegates and five alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, the Watertown Democrats announced.

This year’s state convention will be held June 1-2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office, including Constitutional Officers and a Gubernatorial candidates.

“At our 2018 convention, the delegates selected by Watertown Democrats will take part in deciding which statewide candidates will be on the primary ballot this September. The caucus is a great opportunity for people who want to get involved in the process,” said Watertown Democratic Town Committee Chair Steve Owens.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Watertown, and the Democratic Committee welcomes first-time participants. Pre-registered Democrats who will be age 18 by Sept 11, 2018, will be able to participate in caucuses and run for delegate. Voter registration will be available at the caucus.  Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. Delegate candidates must be present to be elected, excepting only persons currently serving in U.S. Armed Forces, who must advise the Chair by February 1. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be add-on delegates, either at their caucus or online at www.massdems.org.s

The Watertown Democratic Town Committee normally meets at 7:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month in the Lower Hearing Room of the Watertown Town Hall. Our next upcoming meeting will be on January 25, where we will be hosting gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez. For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Steve Owens at watertowndems@gmail.com / 617 216-5577 or check out their website at www.wdtc.us.

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