Monday February 4, 2013

Democrats in Pittsfield will hold caucuses in their respective wards to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 2013 Platform Convention to be held July 13 at the Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell.

All registered Democrats in Pittsfield Wards 1 through 6 are eligible. The caucuses are scheduled as follows:

Ward 1 -- 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, Back Nine Bar and Grille, 303 Crane Ave.

Ward 2 -- 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, Kennedy IUE/CWE Union Hall, 789 Tyler St.

Ward 3 -- 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, DelGallo’s Restaurant, 390 Newell St.

Ward 4 -- 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, Miss Hall’s School, 492 Holmes Road.

Ward 5 -- Noon, Saturday, March 2, American Legion, 41 Wendell Ave.

Ward 6 -- 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, Polish Community Club, 55 Linden St.

Delegates to the 2013 Massachusetts Party Platform Convention will hear from future party leaders and debate and adopt a new party platform.

The number of delegates for each ward will be divided equally between men and women. Those not elected as delegate and/or alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority, and disabled.