ACDC Press Release: Participating in the 2017 County Board/School Board Caucus

Participating in the 2017 County Board/School Board Caucus Is As Easy as 1, 2, 3 (or 4)

A Primer on Participating

On May 9th, 11th, and 13th, the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) will host an unassembled caucus to determine who will appear as the Democratic nominee for the Arlington County Board on the November 7th ballot. The Democratic endorsee for the Arlington School Board will also be selected. Candidates will be selected using Instant Runoff Voting or IRV.


What is an unassembled caucus?

Voting in an unassembled caucus, also known as a “firehouse primary,” is simple and easy.

The upcoming caucus is nothing like the caucuses you see every 4 years in Iowa. Unlike the Iowa Caucus–where voters not stand in the corner of a room to indicate their preference for their candidate– voters participating in the County Board/School Board Caucus will arrive any time during the specified voting period, register, sign a pledge stating that they intend to support the Democratic candidate, mark their ballot and leave.

It’s that simple and easy to participate in the 2017 County Board/School Board Caucus.


To read the rest of the press release, including more about the unassembled caucus and instant runoff voting, see here.