BELFAST — Waldo County Republicans from all towns in Waldo County will caucus Saturday, March 5, at the Wentworth Center, 139 Searsport Ave., and hear presentations from GOP candidates running for office.

Registration space will be set up for municipal clerks to register new voters and to verify existing voters from 9 to 10 a.m.

Candidate presentations will start at 10 a.m., with all town caucuses to follow.

The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the state GOP convention, elect members to the Waldo County Republican town committees, and organize for the upcoming elections. The Waldo County Republican Committee urges all Republicans to attend and participate in the caucus.

“This is an excellent time to meet and speak to those who are running for office,” interim county Chair JoAn Petersen said in the caucus announcement. For more information, call Petersen at 338-2705 or 992-3172.

The state GOP convention will be held April 29 and 30 at the Augusta Civic Center. More information will follow as the event gets closer.

A Republican Party primary will be held June 14 to determine which candidate will earn the right to run as the party’s nominee in the state’s gubernatorial election Nov. 8. Former Gov. Paul LePage is on the primary ballot seeking the GOP nomination.

Termed-out state Rep. MaryAnne Kinney, R-Knox, has announced her candidacy for the state Senate seat representing all of Waldo County, currently held by Sen. Glenn “Chip” Curry, D-Belfast.

To date, running in the June primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives are former 2nd District Rep. Bruce Poliquin, Liz Caruso of Caratunk and Garrett Swazey of Bangor. The winner will face Rep. Jared Golden of Lewiston, a Democrat, who is seeking his third two-year term.

The deadline to file to run in the June primaries is 5 p.m. March 15.

Maine is a closed primary state, which means only voters registered as Republicans, Democrats or Green Independents can vote in their party’s primary. Unaffiliated voters may not participate. May 30 is the deadline to change party affiliation before the June 14 primaries.