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GROTON — Registered Democrats will be holding a caucus Feb. 3, at 10 a.m., at Legion Hall to elect five delegates and two alternates to the 2007 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.

The Action Agenda Convention will be held May 19 at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Delegates will be divided equally between men and women in accordance with Democratic party rules. Anyone that is at least 18 years old and registered as a Massachusetts Democrat as of Dec. 30, 2006, is welcome to attend and run for a delegate position.

Candidates must consent to nomination in writing and must be present at the caucus. All candidates may make a one-minute statement and distribute materials on their behalf. All ballots will be written, secret and recorded by the caucus teller. Those not elected as delegate or alternate who meet the qualifications may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth (aged 35 and younger), minority and disabled.

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

Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 56 Roland St., Suite 203, Boston, MA 02129, no later than 10 days after the caucus.

For information call the Democratic State Committee at (617) 776-2676 or Democratic Town Committee Chairman Michelle Collette at (978) 448-6606 or e-mail

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