The Mahaska County Democratic Party gathered at the courthouse and then divided themselves by township and Oskaloosa city wards for the caucus.
Party officials read a letter from Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennon.
“Tonight is the first step toward a strong grassroots effort. Elections are not a spectator sport,” he wrote.
The Democrats elected county convention delegates and sent their selections to a central computer for transmission to party officials.
The Mahaska County Democrats have a full slate of events ahead of them too.
The Committee on Committees and the Platform Committee will meet on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Smokey Row. The Mahaska County Democratic Convention will be held on March 8 at the Oskaloosa Senior High School, south door.