2014 Caucus and Convention Planning

This site is intended to provide easy access to the materials you need to prepare for the 2014 caucus and convention cycle. Most of these materials are found in your caucus kits, but they are provided here in electronic form for your convenience.

If you have any questions about caucuses or conventions, please contact Party Affairs Director David Weinlick (dweinlick@dfl.org or 651-251-6304).

Proof of Insurance Request Form (you need to use this form if your site is asking for proof of insurance)

Convention Schedules

Convention Schedule – Congressional Districts

Convention Schedule for DFL party units  (updated 2014-04-02)

Information for Convention Chairs and Organizers

Convention Chair Parliamentary Procedure at a Glance

Convention Chair Freezing the Floor

Explanation of Recent DFL Constitutional Changes

Convention Chair Training List (roster of those who have participated)

Training Materials

Convention Chairs Training presentation slideshow

2014 Caucus Preparation presentation slideshow

Caucus and Convention Best Practices

Introduction to Precinct Caucuses Video (English)

Party Documents

DFL Constitution and Bylaws
2014-2015 Official Call
Ongoing Platform
Action Agenda

Model Documents

Model Convention Rules and Agendas

Editable format (Microsoft Word)
2014 Organizing Unit County Model Rules (for organizing units that don’t endorse for legislative seats)
2014 Organizing Unit SD Model Rules (for senate districts that are also organizing units)
2014 Greater MN Senate District Model Rules (for endorsing conventions in senate districts that aren’t organizing units)

Read-only PDF format
2014 Model Convention Rules – County Organizing Unit
2014 Model Convention Rules – Greater MN Senate District
2014 Model Convention Rules – Senate District Organizing Unit

Sample Party Unit Constitutions

Editable format (Microsoft Word)
2014 Organizing Unit County Sample Constitution
 (for organizing units that don’t endorse for legislative seats)
2014 Organizing Unit SD Sample Constitution (for senate districts that are also organizing units)
2014 Greater MN Senate District Sample Constitution  (for  senate districts that aren’t organizing units)

Read-only PDF format
2014 Model Constitution – County Organizing Unit
2014 Model Constitution – Greater MN Senate District
2014 Model Constitution – Senate District Organizing Unit

Commonly Used Forms

Resolution Form (for submitting amendments to the DFL Platform)

Letter Nomination Form (for people who cannot attend but wish to be nominated for an elected position)

 

Reporting Forms

2014 Precinct Caucus Report Form (PDF)  (Word)

2014 Organizing Unit Convention Report (PDF)
Individual reporting documents will be sent to each party unit. This is a generic version not specific to any party unit.

Campaign Finance Board Party Unit Registration (PDF)

 

Precinct Caucus Documents

(these were included in your caucus kits)

2014 Caucus Kit Instructions for Unit Chairs (how to prepare your precinct packets)

2014 Caucus Attendee Handout (rules and agenda for precinct caucuses)

2014 Precinct Caucus Convenor Instructions

2014 Precinct Caucus Report Form

Precinct Maps

A map of the precinct boundaries must be posted at each caucus. You can download maps from the legislative GIS commission’s website:

http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/precincts2012.htm

Note that the map packages may include both pre-redistricting maps and post-redistricting maps, so be sure to check the map legend to be sure you’re using the right ones.

Precinct Caucus Registration Documents

Registration blank registration forms are available here to download. The pre-printed registration forms were handed out with the caucus kits for most party units. Senate Districts 41-67 may pick up their pre-printed forms from the DFL office or can contact Sarah Black sblack@dfl.org to print them on their own.

2014 Registration Form Cover Sheet

Blank Caucus Sign-In (for statewide use)

Blank Minneapolis Caucus Sign-In (for use within the city of Minneapolis)

Blank Hennepin Caucus Sign-In (for use in Hennepin County outside Minneapolis)

If you have any other questions about using VoteBuilder to prepare your registration packets, contact Sarah Black (sblack@dfl.org).