Planning to caucus tonight? Here's what you need to know


People across the state will head to community meetings Tuesday night to pick who they want their party's presidential nominee to be.

Here's everything you need to know to participate in your party's caucus tonight.

There are only a few requirements: You have to be at least 18 at the time of the November election (so even if you're turning 18 in a few months, you can still participate), and you must generally agree with the party's principles, according to state law.

Then, all you have to do is show up at your party's precinct caucus. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the caucuses starting at 7 p.m.

You can search for your precinct caucus on the Secretary of State's website here – just type in your zip code or the county you live in. If you identify more with a minor party, you can find out where to caucus by clicking here. (Note: There is no absentee voting option on caucus night.)

All voting must be completed by 8 p.m.

But that's not the end of the night. After filling out a presidential preference ballot, caucus-goers will get the chance to discuss resolutions and set goals and values for the party. They’ll also choose delegates who will endorse candidates at future conventions, the Secretary of State’s website notes.

Click here for more information on how the caucuses work and what's at stake, and click here for a history of caucuses in Minnesota.

For more information on the Democratic candidates, click here, or here for details on the Republicans.

Stay with BringMeTheNews for updates on the tonight's caucuses and results.

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