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TexMac
01-24-2008, 02:35 PM
FYI, decent article:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080123/NEWS/801230334&emailAFriend=1



How the Maine caucuses work



By Herb Perry
hperry@seacoastonline.com

January 23, 2008 6:00 AM
YORK Unlike New Hampshire, Maine residents cannot vote in the opposite party's caucus.

At both party caucuses, however, unenrolled and unregistered voters can sign up at the respective caucus sites on the day the caucuses take place.

Voters enrolled in the three main parties who wish to change affiliations need to do that with the town clerk. The deadline for York Democrats and Green Independents to register as Republicans has lapsed. But Greens and Republicans who want to vote in the Democratic caucus have until Jan. 25 to switch their affiliation.

Town of York Republicans will met at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Coastal Ridge Elementary School. The town clerk will be there at 1 p.m. to process unenrolled or unregistered voters.

Most other York County Republicans will meet between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Sanford High School for the GOP countywide caucus.
The town of York Democratic caucus will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at York High School.

Any Democrats or those wishing to participate in the Democratic caucus who need more details should periodically check the party's local Web site at www.seacoastdems.com (http://www.seacoastdems.com). Democratic absentee ballot forms can be obtained at the Maine Democratic Party Web site at www.mainedems.org/2008AbsenteeRequestForm.aspx (http://www.mainedems.org/2008AbsenteeRequestForm.aspx) or by calling the party at 622-6233.

According to Maine Republican Party Chairwoman Julie O'Brien, there will be no absentee ballots for her party's caucuses. O'Brien asked that anyone wishing for information either go to the party's Web site at www.mainegop.com (http://www.mainegop.com), or call her at 622-6247.

specsaregood
01-26-2008, 10:00 AM
"At both party caucuses, however, unenrolled and unregistered voters can sign up at the respective caucus sites on the day the caucuses take place."

I think that bodes well for us.

jsgolfman
01-26-2008, 11:06 AM
Yes, this makes precinct leaders even more important. GOTV efforts must be stepped up.

TexMac
01-26-2008, 11:11 AM
It is too late for Dems to switch parties. Concentrate on Rs.