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The Kootenai County Democratic Party Caucus will be held on March 22, 2016. Please plan to arrive early to make sure you get in and have time to complete our participant confirmation process. You can get in the fast lane and help us save time by pre-registering.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Regarding Party Caucus
Coeur d’Alene--A second location for the Kootenai County Democratic Presidential Caucus will be open on Tuesday, March 22. Caucus-goers can cast their votes at either location.
There are two designated caucus sites:
The Schuller Performing Arts Center
Boswell Hall, North Idaho College
880 W. Garden, Coeur d’Alene
Jacklin Building #25
Kootenai County Fairgrounds
4056 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Kootenai County Democratic Chair Paula Neils added the site due to the overwhelming response generated by the work of the Clinton and Sanders Campaigns. As a result of the groundswell, the original caucus site at NIC appears to be too small to hold the expected number of participants.
The second site, located at the Fairgrounds, is the recommended site for folks coming from areas north of Coeur d’Alene and those who expect to arrive near the 6 PM deadline.
Doors open at both sites at 4:30 PM and will close to new arrivals at 6 PM.
NOTE: If the NIC site reaches legal capacity before everyone wishing to participate has been cleared for entry, additional attendees who have met the 6 PM deadline will be given a ticket and asked to relocate to the fairgrounds location. The ticket will be proof of eligibility for admittance to the caucus.
“This is an amazing happening!” exclaimed Neils. “The presidential campaigns have added new excitement and urgency to spur Democrats to action. We welcome this opportunity to bring more Democrats together in Kootenai County.”
Participants are urged to sign up for the caucus online to speed the check-in process. A whole new team of volunteers is needed. Anyone who can help please call Paula at 755-9590 right away.
About the Eventbrite Registration Form
NOTE TO REGISTRANTS
This is a State-Wide Registration Form. It is called "Idaho State Democratic Party County Caucuses". Once you open the Eventbrite form, follow these instructions to complete the process. If you are registering more than one individual, be sure to complete the registration form for each participant.
Scroll down the event registration page to the section for Kootenai County and update the quantity field.
Scroll down to the bottom of the form and click on the green "[Registration]" button to add your registration info. Register Now
NOTE: Pre-registration is not required to participate but it will assist us in our planning and help speed up the process on caucus night. Register Now
About the Caucus
The caucus will determine the 35 delegates and alternates from Kootenai County who will be eligible to run for National Delegate positions at the Idaho State Convention on June 17-19 in Boise, Idaho. The Idaho Democratic Party (IDP) will select 24 Democrats from 384 state convention delegates plus two alternates. These individuals will represent Idaho at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 25-28 where they will help nominate the 2016 Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
Anyone may attend the caucus, but only those who meet the Basic Qualifications may cast votes.
Basic Qualifications for Caucus Participants
The Idaho Democratic Party actively encourages broad participation in the election process and in the delegate selection process. There are, however, some basic qualifications that must be met by those wishing to serve as delegates to the National Convention. All delegates must meet the following prerequisites:
Additional volunteers are needed to staff our 2nd Caucus site on March 22. If you can help, please contact Paula Neils at 755-9590.
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