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State Democrats Ready To Go With Alternate Delegate Selection Process

Posted February 9, 2004 6:47 a.m. EST

— North Carolina's newly rescheduled July 20 primary would be the latest primary in the country. Most states are decided by early June.

One hundred and seven delegates are up for grabs in North Carolina.

So state Democrats want to hold their selection process before their July convention, which is why they are moving ahead with caucuses.

Here is how the new process will work:

The caucus date is Saturday, April 17. Each county will have at least one caucus site. The caucuses will be held from 8 a.m.-noon.

Participants will fill out a form with their name, address, precinct and congressional district.

Most importantly, there is a line on which to write your choice for the Democratic presidential nominee.

This is not a winner-take-all contest. The delegates are doled out, depending on the percentage of votes received by each candidate.

Also, remember this: the caucuses are only for registered Democrats.

People who want to be registered Democrat, but aren't, have until April 9 to become one.