SD66 Convention Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the SD66 organizing unit convention?
The new SD66 DFL Endorsing Convention will be held on Sunday, March 27th at the Washington Technology Magnet School (1495 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117). The start time will be announced soon.

Will the SD66 organizing unit convention be in-person or virtual?
Currently we are planning for an in-person convention.

Am I a delegate or alternate to the endorsing convention?
Please check this post listing the delegates and alternates by precinct. Because this list has not yet been credentialed, it is subject to change.

Do you want to serve on or observe the credentials pre-convention committee? Learn more here.

How come I didn’t get an email notifying me that I was a delegate?
Please note that the non-attendee form you signed states, “I recognize that it is my responsibility to determine whether or not I have been elected.” There are many reasons why you might not have received an email from SD66. Here are a few possibilities:

  1. We might not have your correct/updated email address. It’s possible that you did not include your email address on the form, your email address included a typo, or your email address was transcribed incorrectly because of illegible handwriting or human error.
  2. Your email server might have rejected our emails. Your email provider might block bulk emails, or you might have unsubscribed from DFL bulk emails in the past. Please look in your Spam folder.
  3. You might not have been elected. Please check this post listing the delegates and alternates by precinct.
  4. You might not have indicated your interest in being a delegate. You had to check a box on the non-attendee form indicating that you wanted to nominate yourself. Please check this post listing the raw caucus attendee data and the boxes that were checked off on the non-attendee form.
  5. Your non-attendee form might not have come through before the deadline of 9pm on 2/1. If you used the Google form, you should have received an email confirmation that your form was submitted successfully. If you provided your information to a campaign or political action committee, it’s possible they did not forward your form in time. If you sent an email to sd66dfl@gmail.com, you should have received an auto-response email.

If you believe that you submitted a non-attendee form and you indicated interest in being a delegate, please collect all supporting documentation (such as your sent email containing your non-attendee form PDF, your Google form confirmation email, etc.) and send an email with your details and concerns to sd66dfl@gmail.com. Please include “Credentials” in the subject of your email to more quickly connect you to the appropriate party.

How come it is taking/took so long to get information from SD66 DFL? How come the communication has been so bad?
We understand that this year’s contactless caucuses might have been confusing, frustrating, and difficult to navigate. This was the senate district’s first time doing contactless caucuses, and we had three weeks’ notice from the state, so we had to “build an airplane mid-flight,” so to speak. We can only use the contact information we have, and we rely on donations and volunteer time from people like you, which means we sometimes face barriers to outreach and contacting everyone in a timely manner.

We are a fully volunteer-run organization. We also have full-time jobs, personal lives, caretaking responsibilities, and medical issues that sometimes get in the way of us responding right away. We are not paid staff, so please be considerate of your tone and expectations when communicating with us. It’s been a long pandemic for everyone, and this virtual-first, cloud-based world is unfamiliar for many.

If you would like to volunteer your time to help, please let us know at sd66dfl@gmail.com, as we could really use the help getting ready for the convention. We would be especially grateful for and appreciative of your time. Learn more about the volunteer opportunities here.

When is the Ramsey County convention/the CD4 convention?
This information is not yet available. Senate districts shall mail or deliver written notice of the date, time, and place of the convention to delegates and alternates at least 10 days prior to the convention. Stay tuned to sd66-dfl.org and check back later this month.

Will the Ramsey County convention be in-person or virtual?
Currently we are planning for an in-person convention, but this is subject to change.

Will the CD4 convention be in-person or virtual?
This information is not yet available.

When/where is the State DFL Convention?
May 20-22, 2022 in Rochester, MN.

How do I vote for Congressional candidates/become a delegate to the CD4 convention?
Senate district delegates will vote at our organizing unit/senate district convention to elect delegates to the congressional unit convention. Congressional delegates will be able to vote to endorse congressional candidates. You must first be elected a senate district delegate in order to be eligible to nominate yourself as a CD4/state delegate at the senate district/organizing unit convention.

How do I vote for state-wide candidates/become a delegate to the State DFL convention?
Senate district delegates will vote at our organizing unit/senate district convention to elect delegates to the congressional unit convention. Congressional delegates will be able to vote to endorse congressional candidates as well as state-wide candidates. In other words, the delegates to the congressional unit convention are the same as the delegates to the state convention. You must first be elected a senate district delegate in order to be eligible to nominate yourself as a CD4/state delegate at the senate district/organizing unit convention.

What if my question was not answered above?
Please email sd66dfl@gmail.com with your question. We will endeavor to respond to you within a week.

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