The Caucuses

Delegates are encouraged to pay online.  CLICK HERE to pay your delegate fee online!

CLICK HERE for the 2015 caucus schedule!

CLICK HERE for the 2015 caucus book!

CLICK HERE for the 2015 sample press release! 

Letter from Chairman McGee

Registration Fee Waiver

Youth Add-on Application

Minority Add-on Application

Disabled Add-on Application

Caucus VoteBuilder Instructions

Payment Form

The Convention will be held on September 19th, 2015 at MassMutual Center in Springfield.

Click on the link for the Rules of the 2015 Action Agenda Convention and Method for Selecting Delegates to the 2015 Democratic State Convention.

Click on the link for the Delegate and Alternate Allocation Table for 2015.

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

FOR CHAIRS

  • Caucuses MUST be held between May 2, 2015 and June 28, 2015.
  • Chairs are required to notify the Massachusetts Democratic Party of the time, date, and location of their caucus by April 17, 2015 and MUST be accessible to the disabled and to any registered Democrat. To notify the Massachusetts Democratic Party of the date and time of your caucus, please fill out this form.
  • 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, 2015.
  • Elected delegates MUST pay the convention delegate fee of $75 by August 7, 2015. Anyone failing to pay their fee before August 7th will be required to pay $100.

2015 Information

Method of Selecting Delegates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention

Rules of the Massachusetts 2015 Action Agenda Convention

2015 Delegate Allocation for Towns and Wards (PDF)

 

2014 Information

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.

METHOD OF SELECTING DELEGATES TO THE 2015 MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION

 METHOD OF SELECTING DELEGATES TO THE 2015 MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION

 

  • The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee shall convene local caucuses in each ward and town for the purpose of electing the apportioned number of Delegates and Alternates to the Convention, except that, in the case of cities, a waiver may be granted prior to May 2nd, 2015, by the Democratic State Committee Chair or designee for a ward or several wards to hold the caucus outside the ward but within the city and provided that the chairpersons of all wards seeking to caucus at the same site must sign a waiver request.  Said waivers shall be granted except in unusual circumstances where failure to grant such a waiver will increase the opportunity for participation by registered Democrats.  Should several wards in a city meet in one location, they must caucus separately by ward for the election of Delegates and Alternates.
  • One Delegate shall be allocated to each ward or town and the remainder on the basis of a formula giving equal weight to Democratic Party registration in accordance with the Charter and to the average vote for Democratic candidates in the last general elections for the offices of Governor and President; provided that the total number of Delegates elected shall be no more than those elected in 2006.  Provided however that town and ward committee Chairs shall be ex-officio delegates who shall also be included in the total number of delegates allocated for the caucus. However, for towns where only 1 delegate is to be elected at a caucus, the Chair should not be counted.  The percentage of persons chosen as Affirmative … Read More
  • 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 Worcester (508) 753-6300 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bosri-residence-inn-worcester/ Suburban Extended Stay Hotel 50 Oriol Drive Worcester (508) 852-2801 http://www.suburbanhotels.com/hotel-worcester-massachusetts-MA198 La Quinta Inn Auburn 446 Southbridge Street Auburn (508) 832-7000 http://laquintaauburnworcester.com/ Comfort Inn 426 Southbridge Street Auburn (508) 832-8300 http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-auburn-massachusetts-MA038 Holiday Inn Express 12 Johnson Street Auburn (508) 832-2500 http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/auburn/orhma/hoteldetail Hampton Inn 736 Southbridge St Auburn (774) 221-0055 Read More