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PEPPERELL — Registered Democrats will hold a caucus at the Margaret A. McGrath Community Center on Hollis Street Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. to elect six delegates and two alternates to the 2006 state Democratic convention scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 2 and June 3, at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Delegates will be equally divided between men and women.

At the convention, Democrats from across Massachusetts gather to endorse candidates for the offices of auditor, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of the commonwealth, lieutenant governor, and U.S. senator.

Names of candidates who receive 15 percent of convention vote will be placed on the Sept. 19, 2006 Democratic primary ballot.

The caucus is open to all registered Pepperell Democrats who were on record as of Dec. 12, 2005.

Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to nomination in writing and they must be present at the caucus. They may make a two minute statement and may distribute materials on their behalf.

All ballots are written and secret.

Those not elected delegates and/or alternates and who meet the qualifications may apply to be add-on delegates in the categories of youth, minority and disabled.

Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status is strictly forbidden in the conduct of the caucus.

More information may be had by calling the Democratic State Committee at (617) 776-2676.