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Archuleta County Democrats announce caucuses

The Archuleta County Democratic Party will hold its 2012 caucuses on March 6, starting promptly at 7 p.m. for the purpose of electing delegates to the county assembly and county convention, which is the next level in the caucus/primary process. Caucus locations are:

• Precinct 1 — Pagosa Baking Company, 238 Pagosa St.

• Precinct 2 — Archuleta County Extension Building, 344 U.S. 84.

• Precinct 3 — Archuleta County Extension Building, 344 U.S. 84.

• Precinct 4 — Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

• Precinct 5 — Uptown Visitors Center, City Market Shopping Center, between the UPS Store and Aspen Tree Veterinary Clinic.

• Precinct 6 — Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Hall, 301 North Pagosa Blvd., north side of Greenbrier Plaza

• Precinct 7 — Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

• Precinct 8 — Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

A person can only vote at their own precinct location. If you are unsure about the precinct in which you live, call the county clerk’s office, 264-8350. A person can vote at the precinct caucus, be elected a delegate or an alternate from the caucus, and/or be elected as a precinct committee person if they have been:

A resident in the precinct for at least thirty (30) days, and

Registered to vote in the precinct for at least 29 days, and

A registered Democrat for not less than two months prior to the date of the caucus as shown on the registration books of the county clerk.?

However, any person who attained the age of 18 or who became a naturalized citizen within a two-month period immediately preceding shall be eligible to vote at precinct caucuses even though he/she has been a registered Democrat for less than two months.?

If a registered Democrat has become a resident of the county during the two months immediately preceding the precinct caucus, such affiliation with the party at the prior residence shall be counted in determining whether the person has been a registered Democrat for two months.

In these cases, the voter will be asked to sign an affidavit of eligibility.

The Archuleta County Democratic Party is committed to ensuring participation in the delegate and candidate selection process of the Democratic Party at all levels by young people, women, minority groups, and the disabled.

The county assembly/convention is scheduled for March 17 at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St., starting at 1 p.m.

Questions about the caucuses or assembly can be directed to the chairperson of the Archuleta County Democratic Party, Becky Herman, 264-2171.

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