Clayton County residents prepare to caucus Feb. 3

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By Shelia Tomkins

Clayton County residents will join Iowans from across the state on Monday, Feb. 3, as the nation turns its attention to the results of the Iowa Presidential caucuses.

Voters from approximately 1,700 voting precincts across the state will meet to select delegates to their respective county conventions. The 99 county conventions will then choose delegates for state party conventions, who  in turn will subsequently head to the national conventions later this year.

In addition to selecting delegates and alternates, other business to be discussed at caucuses include adoption of proposed resolutions to add to county platforms and the election of precinct representatives to the county central committees. 

Anyone who will be 18 by the time of the presidential election on Nov. 3 is eligible to participate. Those attending must be registered as a Republican or Democrat — those who haven't already registered (or would like to change their party affiliation) can do so on caucus night.

Complete information on county caucus locations and times appear in ads elsewhere in this issue of The Press. Caucus sites in The Press readership area include:


Check-in at Democratic caucuses begins at 6 p.m. Attendees may register as Democrats at their locations. Participants must be in line or signed-in by 7 p.m.

Jefferson and Millville precincts: Guttenberg Municipal Building, 502 South First

Clayton and Garnavillo precincts: Garnavillo Community Center, 106 W. Niagara Street

Elk, Mallory, and Volga precincts: Elkport-Garber Community Center, 120 Main Street, Elkport

Buena Vista precinct: Someplace Else Bar and Grill

Lodomillo precinct: Trinity United Methodist Church, Edgewood


Republican caucuses begin at 7 p.m.

Jefferson, Millville and Buena Vista precincts:  Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Clayton and Garnavillo precincts: Thoma's Dairy Bar in Garnavillo

Elk, Mallory, Littleport and Volga precincts: Garber Fire Station

Lodomillo precinct: Edgewood Public Library community room

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