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PEPPERELL — Registered Democrats in Pepperell will hold a caucus at the Margaret A. McGrath Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. to elect six delegates and two alternates to the 2008 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women.

The convention will be held on Saturday, June 7 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell. At that time, Democrats from across the state will gather to endorse candidates for the office of U.S. Senator. This is the seat currently held by Sen. John F. Kerry. The names of those candidates who receive 15 percent of the state convention vote will be placed on the Sept. 16 Democratic Primary ballot.

The caucus is open to all Democrats registered in Pepperell as of Dec. 31, 2007. 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 and the vote will be held promptly at 2 p.m. Those not elected as delegates or alternates, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: Youth, minority and disabled.

Discrimination on the race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation 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 caucus information please contact chairman Tom McGrath at (978) 433-0092.

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