Caucuses are today |

Caucuses are today

Both the Democratic and Republican party caucuses are being held today to elect two precinct committee representatives and delegates to county assemblies from each precinct.The Democratic precinct caucus is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Democratic precincts and contact persons are:-Precinct 1: Library meeting room, 120 N. Mill St., Aspen, call Janet Garwood, 925-8900;-Precinct 2: same location as Precinct 1, call Tom McCabe, 925-7688;-Precinct 3: Common Ground Association, 100 Lone Pine Road, Aspen, call Mick Ireland, 925-5358;-Precinct 4: same location as Precinct 3, call Bill Stirling, 925-5757;-Precinct 5: Aspen Senior Center, 275 Castle Creek Road, call Jeanette Darnauer, 925-9010;-Precinct 6: Snowmass Chapel, 5307 Owl Creek Road, call Jack Hatfield, 923-4680;-Precinct 7: Aspen Community School, 1199 Woody Creek Road, call Michael Owsley, 923-2863;-Precinct 8: Windstar, 1739 Snowmass Creek Road, call Michael Kinsley, 927-3851;-Precinct 9: Recreation Dept. Facility, Southside Drive at High School, call Joan Mecseri, 927-4037;-Precinct 10: Days Inn, Carbondale, call Dorothea Farris, 963-9509.The Democratic County Assembly will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Aspen Senior Center, with a “Meet the candidates” dinner.”People ask why they should bother to attend the caucuses, and I tell them it’s the most direct form of democracy we still practice,” said Camilla Auger, chairwoman of the Pitkin County Democratic Party.The Republican precinct caucus is scheduled for 7 p.m. Republican precincts and contact persons are as follows:Precincts 1-9: the Residence Hotel, 305 S. Galena St., Aspen, call Linda McCausland, 925-4216; and Precinct 10: The Crystal Club Caf, 467 Redstone Blvd., call Mike Ferguson, 963-9897.The Republican County Assembly will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Pitkin County Library.To vote you must have been affiliated with a party since Feb. 25 and be a resident of your precinct since March 24, unless you have just reached age 18 or have just become a naturalized citizen. Election judges are also selected to staff the precinct polls for the August primary and November general elections. If you’re interested in being a judge for any of the elections, contact a party representative listed above. The pay is $100 for the day plus lunch.

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