Friday, March 18, 2016


Important note: The Bannock County Democrats will be providing optional bus transportation to the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center for all Bannock County caucus attendees from the original location at the Idaho State University general parking lot next to the Student Union Building, in front of the museum building.
Bus service will begin running at 4:30 p.m. and anyone who arrives at the bus pick-up point by 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Caucus attendees will be bused back to the Idaho State University general parking lot after the caucus convenes.
Event Center Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and close to further arrivals at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of any caucus goers who have boarded the bus prior to 7:00 p.m.
It's going to be a fun night, folks!



POCATELLO – Linda Leeuwrik, co-chair of the Bannock County Democratic Party, is pleased to announce that online advanced reservations for the county's presidential caucus have climbed so quickly that turnout is now expected to exceed all previous estimates. With our Democratic presidential candidates generating so much interest and excitement and the number of Democrats in Bannock County growing, we have exceeded the capacity of our original caucus location and have had to find a much larger space.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, the Bannock Democratic Presidential Caucus will now be held in the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center, located at 777 Bannock Trail, Fort Hall, ID 83203. The Event Center, adjacent to the popular Fort Hall Casino, just off Interstate 15 (Exit 80) and 10 miles north of Pocatello, can accommodate approximately 2000 attendees. Check-in will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the caucus will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Anyone inside the building by 7 p.m. will be admitted to the caucus.

Buses to transport caucus participants from Pocatello to the Event Center in Fort Hall on March 22 are also being arranged. An announcement will be made when this has been worked out.

Anyone who wants to participate as a Democrat, did not vote in any other party's primary, and will be a registered voter of the county on November 8, 2016 is eligible to take part in the caucus. Online advanced reservation is still available at and will expedite the check-in process. The meeting is open to the media and the public. For more information about the Bannock County Democratic Caucus, please contact Linda Leeuwrik at or (208) 234-8908. To learn more about the caucus process, visit

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Party — March 17th

Please join the Bannock County Democrats at our St. Patrick’s Day dinner this Thursday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Labor Temple on the corner of Arthur and Wyeth in Pocatello. We’ll be serving traditional corned beef and cabbage, with potatoes and carrots, soda bread and dessert. We’ll have beer for sale, a 50/50 raffle, an auction, and musical entertainment. Come for the delicious food, great company, and fun!

$20 per ticket buys an all-you-can-eat St. Patty’s Day dinner and a wonderful evening of visiting with fellow Democrats, sharing ideas, and meeting our 2016 county and state candidates. We look forward to seeing you there!  For more information, please contact us at or (208) 234-8908.