2016 Kansas Democratic Party Senate District Caucuses
March 5, 2016
Registration: 1 – 3 p.m. CST
What are the Kansas Caucuses?
The Kansas Caucuses are organizational gatherings of neighbors, run by the Kansas Democratic Party, where Democrats meet to conduct party business and declare their Presidential preference. Democrats gather to elect delegates to the Congressional District convention and address key issues important to their communities.
How many caucuses will take place across Kansas?
There will be 47 caucuses across the state, one in each Senate District. Senate Districts that overlap between Congressional Districts will caucus separately.
Where are the Kansas Caucuses?
In each Senate District across the state. Find your caucus location here.
Who can participate in the caucuses?
Any person who is eligible to vote in state of Kansas and who will be 18 years old on Election Day, November 8, 2016, may participate in the Kansas caucuses. These individuals must reside in the Senate District in which they wish to participate, and they must be registered as a Democrat. Voter registration and party registration is available on the day of the caucus.
Can press and other non-participators attend?
Yes- all caucus locations are open to the public and press.
How do the Democratic Caucuses work?
All attendees must register from 1:00-3:00 p.m., everyone must be in line by 3:00 p.m. in order to participate. Eligible caucus goers divide to form Presidential preference groups. If a preference group does not have enough people to be considered “viable”, 15% of total caucus goers, eligible attendees will have an opportunity to join another preference group or acquire people into their group to become viable. Delegates are then awarded to the preference groups based on their size.