Based on the inquiries she has been receiving about Clinton County's Republican caucuses set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Clinton County Republican Chairwoman Edith Pfeffer is predicting a record turnout.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

 "We had a good turnout in 2008," Pfeffer stated. "But this year, there seems to be even more interest."

 To facilitate the check-in process, caucus-goers are reminded to have with them a picture ID as well as proof of residence within the caucus precinct. A valid driver's license with the correct current address will suffice for both proofs, Pfeffer said. While the Presidential Preference Poll is the main focus of media interest in the caucuses, Pfeffer stresses that there is other important party business to be addressed, including the election of Central Committee members, delegates to the County Convention and the presentation of platform planks.

“Some of the presidential candidates are misjudging the time involved in caucus attendance,” Pfeffer commented. “It's true that the Presidental Preference Poll is early in the caucus agenda, but we do allot time for representatives to speak on behalf of each candidate, so it could be a half hour before the balloting actually begins.”

Caucus attendees are encouraged to arrive early to complete the sign-in process, particularly those who will be registering or re-registering as Republicans in order to participate in the event.

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