What’s a delegate?
A delegate is a person who travels to the Democratic National Convention to confirm the popular vote. Most voters don’t realize that they are entitled to elect the individual who will certify the popular vote at the convention. They go to the polls to cast a vote in the primary election and think that’s it, but there’s more. When you vote in a delegate caucus, you complete your role as a voter in the presidential nomination process.
What’s the difference between a delegate caucus and the primary election?
The primary election is staged by the local government. Voters cast ballots at many polling locations throughout the region. A caucus is staged by a political campaign. Voters cast ballots at only one location within the region.
What if I plan to vote for Bernie?
At a delegate caucus, your vote decides who will serve as a delegate. In the primary election, your vote determines how many delegates will be called up to represent each candidate (Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders). At this caucus, you are invited to vote for Alexis L. Beamon, Linda Lucks, Rosa Russell, Matt Albert, and Eran Hazary to serve as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention.
Why have I not heard about this before?
This delegate caucus is run by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Since all campaign resources are exhausted to get out the vote for primary contests in other states, the campaign relies on local activists to promote delegate caucuses. Now that you’re in the know, please don’t leave your friends and family in the dark. Help spread the word by sharing this website with others and join us on Facebook.