Super Tuesday: How to Make Your Voice Heard
A dozen states will nominate their delegates tomorrow for the biggest voting day yet, Super Tuesday.
Minnesota is one of those states.
The caucus dates back more than 100 years.
When it started, it was a way to keep the connection for voters at the most local level, neighborhoods.
If you want to be active in your party, attend your caucus.
But also know, it could take a while.
Many know about the 2016 presidential candidates. But when it comes time to vote…
“I don’t hear a lot about people getting out there to caucus,” says Joan Berg of Moorhead.
This doesn’t come as a surprise to MSUM Political Science Professor, Dr. Headdrick.
“If you want to be very active in your party, this is something you’ll want to show up for because you want to have a say.”
Because unlike the primaries, caucuses can take some time.
“It requires you to show up some place and stick around for a while. It can take two to three hours or more,” says Headdrick.
If you’ve never been to a caucus it’s not just pressing a button.
While each political parties run their caucus meetings differently, tomorrow night parties will vote for the person they want as president.
“What you’ll see tomorrow night is whose supporters showed up more,” says Headdrick.
“There are a lot of things we can change about our country and voting is the minimum we can do to make a change,” says Concordia College Student, Jenna Scarbrough.
Jenna plans to vote tomorrow and Dr. Headdrick has some advice for her.
“You have to figure out where your precinct caucus is. That’s the first thing you have to do and what time do they start,” says Headdrick.
“I have to get my word i have to get my say so its important for everybody to get out there and caucus,” says Berg.
Dr. Headdrick says if you’re even a few minutes late to your caucus, they might not let you in.
To find where your caucus is and what time it starts click here.