***Caucuses Temporarily Suspended***
The following statement was just sent out by the Massachusetts Democratic Party:
In light of guidance provided by state officials at this afternoon’s press conference, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is temporarily suspending all caucuses scheduled to take place. In the event that this temporary suspension must continue for an extended period of time, the Party will develop a replacement to the caucus process. We will continue to follow the guidance of state and local health officials and will make a decision to end the temporary suspension based on that guidance. The Party has informed Senator Markey and Congressman Kennedy of this decision, and each supported the necessary decision by the state party to postpone the caucuses.
We'll keep you posted! Thanks to all who took part in the Cambridge caucuses in wards 5, 8, 9, and 10 this past weekend. We're sorry the fun has to be put on hold for a while!
Caucuses to Elect Delegates and Alternates
2020 MassDems Nominating Convention
Democrats in Cambridge will hold caucuses in March to elect a citywide total of 94 delegates and 44 alternates to the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic Nominating Convention. The convention will be held at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on May 30.
The convention will vote on candidates for the US Senate, determining who will be on the primary ballot in September and who will receive the endorsement of the convention.
Caucus Locations and Times
|Ward||Date||Time||Caucus Location||Caucus Address|
|1 (East Cambridge)||TBA|
|2 (MIT and The Port)||TBA|
|3 (The Port & Inman Square)||TBA|
|5 (Cambridgeport)||Sat. Mar. 7||10:00 AM||LBJ Apartments Common Room||150 Erie St.|
|8 (Harvard Square)||Sun. Mar. 8||2:00 PM||Graham and Parks School Cafeteria||44 Linnaean St.|
|9 (West Cambridge)||Sat. Mar. 7||11:00 AM||Tobin School Cafeteria||197 Vassal Lane|
|10 (Porter Square)||Sun. Mar. 8||2:00 PM||Graham and Parks School Auditorium||44 Linnaean St.|
|11 (North Cambridge)||TBA|
To find out what ward you live in, visit www.wheredoivotema.com (MA Secretary of State site). Sign-in for each caucus will start 30 minutes before the official starting time, and attendees must be inside or in line to sign in no later than 15 minutes after the starting time.
The fine print: Caucuses are open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Cambridge. Pre-registered Democrats must be 16 years old by Feb. 15, 2020. Same-day voter registration and pre-registration will be available at the caucuses. Sign-in for each caucus will start 30 minutes before the official starting time, and attendees must be inside or in line to sign-in no later than 15 minutes after the starting time. All caucus locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Delegates will be gender balanced and provision will be made this year for non-binary gender candidates. All ballots will be written and secret. Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBT+ individuals 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.