Call The official notice of a party convention or meeting.
Caucus A party meeting.
Delegate A person elected to represent their group at higher party meetings. Delegates are usually elected based on the candidates or positions that they support.
Endorsement When the delegates vote as a party unit to support a candidate. The candidate may then receive party resources to support his or her election efforts. However, endorsed candidates must still win the party’s nomination at the primary election.
Election Judge A person nominated by a major party and appointed by a city or township to administer voting at a precinct polling place.
Major Party A party receiving the support of 5% of the number of people voting at the last state general election and a vote in each of Minnesota’s 87 counties.
Nomination Candidates must be nominated before their names will be listed on the November election ballot. Major party candidates are nominated at the state primary election in September.
Party Platform The list of principles and issues positions that guide candidates, workers and members of a political party.
Precinct A voting district containing one polling place.
Resolution A written statement of an idea, issue, concern or action for people to consider at a caucus for possible addition to the party platform