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AYER — Registered Democrats in Ayer will be holding a caucus at the police station meeting room on Feb. 4 at noon to elect four delegates and two alternates to the 2006 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.

Delegates will be divided equally between women and men.

The convention will be held on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 at the DCU Center in Worcester. At that time, democrats from across the state will gather to endorses candidates for the office of auditor, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of the commonwealth, lieutenant governor, governor and U.S. senator.

The names of candidates who receive 15 percent of the state convention vote will be placed on the Sept. 19, 2006 Democratic Primary ballot.

The caucus is open to all registered democrats in Ayer. Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to nomination in writing and MUST be present at the caucus. All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as delegate and/or alternate who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled. Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited.

For more information, please contact the Democratic State Committee at (617) 776-2676.

A short meeting will follow the caucus for election of officers for the Ayer Town Democratic Committee.

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