Minnesota DFL announces changes for upcoming precinct caucuses

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party has announced it will be making some changes for the upcoming precinct caucuses on Feb. 1 in order to keep participants safe.

According to the DFL, local units will be able to have a contactless caucus system, as well as an in-person caucus, which will have more safety measures.

Officials say anyone who attends an in-person caucus will be required to wear a face mask over the nose and mouth, even while speaking. In addition, they will practice social distancing as much as the caucus venue allows, and will also need to show proof of vaccination when entering, or a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of the start of precinct caucuses.

Meanwhile, units that move to a contactless caucus system will need to have attendees participate by using caucus non-attendee forms. Participants will then fill out a form that is available online, as well as a resolution form. Forms can then be submitted by email, or printed and dropped off on caucus night. The DFL states each local unit will have an in-person dropbox for forms that will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the evening of precinct caucuses on Feb. 1.

To find out if your unit will have a contactless or in-person caucus, CLICK HERE.

Forms for the contactless caucus can be found by CLICKING HERE.