delegates that is…to the County Assembly…for our preferred candidate for U.S. Senate.
Find Your Precinct
The first step in any caucus is to find your precinct if your location has multiple precincts. At Lewis Palmer High School, for what is called the County Line Central neighborhood, we had 12 precincts including some newly created ones that were parceled out from previously larger precincts. We have found that many people just don’t recall what their precinct number is so we brought precinct maps and a laptop with a list of all democrats in El Paso County so that, even if you turned up to the wrong location we could have told you where to go. That didn’t happen, but about 75% of our caucus attendees needed a little assistance; the rest either had their voter card with them or had a good memory. Luckily, we also had help.
This year the attendance was down compared to 2008. This was not a big surprise to anyone. However, all precincts were represented and the attendance was still much higher than it had been in previous caucuses and the attendees were diligent in performing their civic duties. Our location was Lewis Palmer High School, which also hosted the Republican Caucus on the same night in a different room. Our room was the distance learning lab which was really very nice facility with semi-circular desks and rolling chairs. Someone in the know explained to us about the technology available in this room and how it is used to link up with kids at Palmer Ridge High School so that they can attend the same class with one group in the same room as the teacher and the other school being the “distance” part of the equation. We didn’t get to leverage any of that technology but it was very nice to see it being made available to the kids in our community. (more…)