The Caucuses

The deadline for submitting town/ward caucus information has passed. To find your local caucus, please visit our caucus list page.

If your town or ward did not schedule a caucus, you may petition the party chair to call a caucus on your behalf by filling out the Caucus Request Form and submitting this form to tmcgee@massdems.org.

The method for selecting delegates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention were approved by the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee on September 7th, 2013.

Below the rules in their entirety are available for download. Highlights of the rules are as follows:

FOR CHAIRS

  • Caucuses MUST be held between February 8, 2014 and March 2, 2014.
  • Chairs are required to notify the Massachusetts Democratic Party of the time, date, and location of their caucus by January 24, 2014 and MUST be accessible to the disabled and to any registered Democrat.
  • Every reasonable effort to notify all registered Democrats of the caucus must be made no sooner than thirty and at least nine days before the local caucus.

FOR DELEGATE CANDIDATES/ELECTED DELEGATES

  • Candidates for delegate must be a registered Democrat by January 31, 2014.
  • Candidates for delegate must be present at the caucus (except in the case of active Armed Service members).
  • Elected delegates MUST pay the convention delegate fee of $75 by April 11, 2014. Anyone failing to pay their fee before April 11 will be required to pay $100.

Method of Selecting Delegates (PDF)
Delegate Allocation for Towns and Wards (Excel)
Delegate Allocation for Towns and Wards (PDF)

 

More information will be posted below.

Apply as an Add-On delegate for the 2014 Convention!

THE DEADLINE FOR ADD-ON APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. THE NEXT STEP IS TO BE VOTED ON AT THE APRIL 12 STATE COMMITTEE MEETING. IF YOU ARE SELECTED AS AN ADD-ON, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

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If you were not elected to be a delegate at your local caucus, you can still apply to be an add-on delegate.  Fill out the form below and submit it no later March 28, 2014 in order to be considered. If you already mailed in your form, you DO NOT need to fill one out online.

The 2014 Convention will be held June 13 and 14 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Learn more on our Convention page.

Pay Your Delegate Fee for the 2014 Convention in Worcester and Hotel Information

Now that caucuses are underway, if you’ve been elected as a delegate please pay your delegate fee promptly. You can pay online by clicking this link to go to our EventBrite page (or by sending a check made out to Massachusetts Democratic Party to our office with the memo field specifying “delegate fee”). Just like last year, the cost to attend is $75 ($50 for seniors (aged 65+), full-time students, and disabled delegates).  Failure to pay your delegate fee by April 11 will result in a late fee of $25.

If you would like to apply for a fee waiver, please print and mail in this form filled out WITHIN 10 DAYS OF YOUR CAUCUS.

Hotel Information

We’ve compiled a list of hotels in the Worcester area. Please make arrangements for your hotel as soon as possible. Rooms are booking quickly, so act now. More options are available from the Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Hotel Address City Phone_Number Website Courtyard 72 Grove St Worcester (508) 363-0300 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boswr-courtyard-worcester/ Beechwood Hotel 363 Plantation Street Worcester (508) 754-5789 http://www.beechwoodhotel.com/ Residence Inn 503 Plantation Street …Read More

2014 One Stop Caucus Shop

Welcome to the 2014 Caucuses One Stop Caucus Shop! Below you’ll find links to all the documents sent out in the caucus packets, as well as information about how to submit your caucus date and location, and delegate allocations for towns and wards.

Key information:

Caucuses MUST be held between February 8 and March 2, 2014. Chairs MUST notify the party of the caucus date and location no later than January 24, 2014. In order to be a delegate, you MUST be a registered Democrat no later than January 31, 2014. Candidates for delegate MUST be present at the caucus (except in the case of active Armed Service Members). If you are elected to be a delegate, you must pay the delegate fee of $75 by April 11, 2014. Anyone failing to pay the fee by April 11 will be required to pay $100.

The deadline for submitting town/ward caucus information has passed. To find your local caucus, please visit our caucus list page.

If your town or ward did not schedule a caucus, you may petition the party chair to call a caucus on your behalf by filling out the Caucus Request Form and submitting this form to tmcgee@massdems.org.

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