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Precinct Caucus Night is March 1


A reminder that Tuesday, March 1 is precinct caucus night in Minneapolis. Schools may not hold classes or events after 6 p.m. 

Minnesota Statutes Section 202A.19 permits:

  • Minnesota residents to take time off from work without pay to attend precinct caucuses provided they give their employer written notice at least 10 days in advance. 
  • State universities, community colleges, and public schools may not hold classes or events after 6 p.m. on the evening of precinct caucuses.
  • State agencies, school boards, county boards, township boards, city councils and all other political subdivisions may not conduct meetings after 6:00 p.m. on caucus night. 
  • Source: Revisor MN.Gov


In Minnesota, you do not need to be registered to vote in order to caucus on March 1.

  • Caucus-goers are required to be eligible to vote by the November general election but do not need to be registered by caucus day.
  • in Minnesota, 17-year-olds who will be 18 by November [8th, election day 2016] are encouraged to caucus, as are others [who] will be able to vote by November.
  • Source: 2.22.16 Pioneer Press