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CONTACT: Jake Hamburg (907) 258-3077

ANCHORAGE: Today, the Alaska Democratic Party announced Caucus locations throughout the state where Alaska Democrats will meet on March 26th to help select their party’s nominee for President of the United States. Pre-registration to participate in the caucuses is now available at www.akdems.org/caucus-locations.

“We are excited for Democrats to come together and help select our party’s nominee for President of the United States,” said Casey Steinau, chair of the Alaska Democratic Party. “We encourage every Alaska Democrat to participate in this example of grassroots democracy.”

Democratic Caucuses are scheduled in all the major communities and in a number of villages and smaller communities with more locations expected to be added. At least one Caucus will be held in each State House District. Democrats will caucus together in one location in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and the Mat-Su. A current list of Caucus locations, pre-registration, and other useful information is available online at www.akdems.org.

“We ask that Democrats let us know if they plan to participate in their House District Caucus by pre-registering online,” said Steinau. “This will help us better predict turnout and ensure a fun and well-organized event.”

Caucuses will begin at 10:00am at all locations on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Participants must be present to vote. Voters must be registered Democrats to vote for the party’s Presidential nominee.  Alaskans not registered as Democrats will be able to change their party affiliation or register to vote at the Caucus.

After voting for the party’s nominee for President at the House District Caucuses on March 26th, Alaska Democrats will elect delegates to the State Convention in proportion to the the votes each candidate received. The State Convention will be May 13-15 in Anchorage. Those interested in becoming a delegate are invited to attend the Alaska Democratic Party’s next delegate training workshop at 5:30pm on Tuesday, January 12th. The public is invited to attend the workshop in person or via videoconference.

“We want to expand access and participation,” Steinau said. “This workshop will help Democrats learn how they can be a part of history by serving as delegates to the party’s state and national conventions.”

Alaska Democrats can pre-register to participate in the House District Caucuses and register for the next delegate training workshop online at www.akdems.org or by calling (907) 258-3050.

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