Democrats will caucus on Sunday March 5, 2017 to elect Framingham’s
delegation to the 2017 Democratic State Convention that will be held in June
at the Tsongas Center in Lowell.
The 2017 Democratic State Convention is the Platform Convention that takes
place in the year following a presidential election. Delegates will vote to approve the party
platform at the convention. (Platform hearings will be taking place across
the state during the spring where citizens will have the opportunity to offer
input for the platform. Contact the
Mass Democratic Party 617-939-0800 for hearing locations.)
In addition, potential candidates for the next midterm elections will be
starting to make their interests known to delegates. As such, the convention
will offer an opportunity to become involved early with these campaigns.
The caucus is open to the public, however only registered Democrats in
Framingham are eligible to participate in the caucus for the purposes of
either voting in the caucus or for seeking election as a delegate or
Any Framingham resident who is not a registered Democrat but who wishes to
participate in the caucus may change their voting enrollment to the
Democratic Party prior to the start of the caucus. (Voter registration forms
will be available to anyone who needs to change their enrollment. The form
must be filled out and submitted to the Framingham DTC Chair Beverly Hugo.)
Framingham is allotted 36 delegates that will include the Democratic Town
Committee Chair an ex-officio delegate.
The remaining 35 delegate seats will be filled by election at the
caucus. The delegation is gender
balanced evenly, 17 male and 17 female. The final 35th delegate may
be either male or female.
addition 6 alternates will be elected. These will be 3 male, 3 female.
Democrats in Framingham who are not able to attend the caucus may be considered
to fill any vacant seats after election of delegates and alternates has been
concluded. Such persons must advise
the Framingham DTC Chair, Beverly Hugo, in advance of their desire to be
considered accordingly. Contact for
Beverly is: firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-875-7575.
The state convention takes place on Saturday June 3rd in Lowell.
Delegates and alternates pay a $75 convention fee. (Reduced amounts for
seniors/students/youth, as well as waiver forms are available.)
to the caucus may be made in writing to:
Beacon Street, Floor 4