From: Caitlin Nicholson, chair, Winona County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Jacob Grippen, vice chair, Winona County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Winona County friends and neighbors,
Any way you look at it, this is a big year for electoral politics at all levels.
This is the first year in quite some time that Minnesota has a presidential primary to help decide each party’s presidential nominee. We, along with voters in several other states, will help select our presidential nominee on Super Tuesday, March 3, and absentee balloting for that vote is already underway. You can vote early at the Winona County Auditor-Treasurer’s new location at 202 West Third Street, which is the brick building across Third Street from the jail. You can also request any absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org.
Even though every four years it’s inevitable that the presidential race will take quite a bit of the air out of the room, there are several other elections happening up and down the ballot. We will be electing a U.S. Senator for a six-year term, a U.S. Representative for a two-year term, Minnesota State Senators for a four-year term, and Minnesota House members for a two-year term. The list goes on, and because there are so many other races, as always, the DFL Precinct Caucus process still exists.
So join your DFL neighbors at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, to have your voice heard. A caucus meeting is an opportunity for like-minded folks to get together to meet their neighbors, to determine nominees in several of those other races, to elect leadership for the local party unit, and discuss resolutions for the DFL Party platform documents. While the presidential preference ballot has been removed from the DFL caucusing process (replaced by the new primary), every other piece of caucus business remains.
To find your precinct and caucus location, check out the DFL’s online caucus finder at https://caucus.dfl.org/. Because our caucus meetings are organized by precinct, and in Winona County many precincts meet at the same location, we highly recommend that you write your precinct down and bring it to your caucus site so you can easily be directed to your specific precinct’s spot and register with ease.
Please note that for our DFL precinct caucuses, all Goodview and Minnesota City precincts will now meet at the Winona Senior High School. This is a change from previous years.
We hope to see you!