BY PCC STAFF
LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Republican Party held its initial 2020 Caucus Training on January 11 at the American Legion in Donnellson.
Caucus is Monday Feb. 3 with registration starting at 6 p.m. and the commencement of business promptly at 7 p.m.
All Fort Madison wards will caucus at the Quality Inn & Suites in Fort Madison, and Keokuk wards will all caucus at the Keokuk High School. Madison/Jefferson/Washington/Green Bay townships will also caucus at Quality Inn & Suites.
Charleston/Van Buren/Des Moines/Franklin/Cedar/Marion/Harrison/West Point/Pleasant Ridge, and Denmark will caucus at the Donnellson Community Center at 506 N. Main Street in Donnnellson.
Chairman, Martin Graber, introduced Thomas Erusha who is the Republican Party of Iowa’s Second District Representative. Erusha provided guidebooks and a detailed explanation of the process of Iowa’s First in the Nation Republican Caucus.
Before each precinct conducts its own “straw poll”, the entire group of attendees gathers to hear speakers on behalf of national, state and local candidates. Signature petitions for candidates are also available.
After casting your vote for Republican presidential nominee, members will be elected to serve on their local county central committee, delegates and alternate delegates will be selected for the county party convention and platform planks can be submitted to shape the county party platform.
Without significant competition for the Republican presidential nomination, the Republican Caucus may have a “Trump Rally” atmosphere. Anyone who will be 18 and eligible to vote in the precinct by election day, Nov. 3, 2020 may attend and participate in a caucus. Participants must be registered with the Republican party. Voter registration forms are available at each caucus location and participants can register the same day that they caucus. Observers are welcome. All observers will be asked to sign in.