Photos: Scenes from caucus night across Minnesota


Arlana Vaughn finds her caucus room in St. Paul.
1 "Whew, I'm glad I know where I'm going," said Arlana Vaughn of St. Paul, navigating a crowd as she tries to find her precinct room during in a DFL caucus at St. Paul Central High School. Fifteen precincts were represented in caucuses at the school. 
Helping caucus-goers find their way.
2 Richard Wheeler, left, and Ray Ott, center, help caucus-goers find their correct precinct at the Democratic caucus held at Mankato East High School. 
A caucus crowd gathers in Cedar-Riverside.
3 A crowd gathers at the Brian Coyle Community Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood for the Ward 6, Precinct 3 DFL caucus in Minneapolis. 
Mark Privratsky directs Duluth DFL caucus-goers.
4 Volunteer Mark Privratsky directs DFL caucus-goers to their precinct rooms at Duluth East High School. 
Bill Peterson dons a Clinton button.
5 Bill Peterson of St. Paul proudly dons a button in support of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the DFL caucus at St. Paul Central High School. 
Macy, right, and Ezra Gearhart with their dad.
6 "Good job for not getting us lost," said 8-year-old Macy Gearhart, right, who with her sister Ezra, center, watches her father Micah Gearhart try to figure out his precinct during the DFL caucus at St. Paul Central High School. 
Deborah Taylor helps people find their precinct.
7 Deborah Taylor helps DFL caucus-goers at Duluth East High School find their precincts. 
Finding their precinct in Mankato.
8 Ray Ott helps a caucus-goer find the correct precinct at Mankato East High School at the DFL caucus. 
Mankato West High School auditorium is packed.
9 The auditorium at Mankato West High School was packed during a GOP caucus. 
Check in tables at Republican caucus
10 Caucus-goers check in at Eastview High School in Apple Valley. 
The line was long in Mankato.
11 The line was long to get into the DFL caucus at Mankato East High School. 
Chris Pesklo checks in at St. Paul caucus.
12 "It's gonna be a hard choice for sure," said Chris Pesklo of St. Paul, who checks in with a volunteer during the DFL caucus at St. Paul Central High School. 
The Rock County GOP caucus
13 Caucus participants talk things over during the Rock County GOP caucus in Luverne. 
Sanders supporter at St. Paul caucus.
14 A supporter for Bernie Sanders tries to make his way through the crowd at St. Paul Central High School. 
Finding friends at St. Paul caucus.
15 "I found you!" said Rae Block of St. Paul, center, hugging friend Joyce Willman at St. Paul Central High School. "It's so exciting to be here," Block said. "Look at all these people." 
Caucus-goers look at candidate fliers.
16 Republican caucus-goers look at candidate fliers on a wall at Apple Valley's Eastview High School. 
A packed house in Apple Valley
17 People wait in a packed audience for the caucus to start at Eastview High School in Apple Valley. 
Scott Bergs urges caucus-goers to vote Kasich.
18 Scott Bergs urges caucus-goers to consider voting for John Kasich in the auditorium at Mankato West High School before people voted at the Republican caucus. 
Taylor Koep, 18, volunteered at her first caucus.
19 "Hey, it's my first election, so I figure go big or go home," said 18-year-old Taylor Koep of St. Paul, who is applauded after volunteering to be secretary of her precinct during the DFL caucus at St. Paul Central High School. 
Claire Press volunteers to count ballots.
20 "I am so invested in this to get the person I want elected," said Claire Press of St. Paul, who volunteered to count ballots during the DFL caucus at St. Paul Central High School. 
Thomas Engstrom leads the caucus.
21 Thomas Engstrom leads the caucus for South Bend Township in the cafeteria of Mankato East High School. Jeremy Munson, chair of the Blue Earth County Republicans, said that 325 to 350 people attended the 2012 caucus. He estimated 1,200 people showed up this year. 
Caucus volunteers discuss rules.
22 Volunteers discuss rules while voters cast their preferences during the DFL caucus at St. Paul Central High School. 
A women holds up her ballot.
23 A women holds up her candidate ballot as she waits for it to be collected at the GOP caucus at Eastview High School. 
David Cowans gets out his pen to vote.
24 David Cowans gets his pen out to vote for a candidate at the Republican caucus held at Mankato West High School. 
Caucus participants hand in their ballots.
25 Caucus participants hand in their ballots to be counted at Eastview High School. 
Caucus-goers raise their hands to be counted.
26 Caucus-goers raise their hands to be counted in the 13th precinct caucus in a classroom at Mankato East High School. 
Votes are counted in Apple Valley.
27 Votes are counted to decide who won the GOP caucus at Eastview High School in Apple Valley. 
Edna Mitchell holds up a ballot form.
28 Edna Mitchell holds up a ballot form for Martin Mitchell to verify with the results of their precinct's Republican caucus votes in the cafeteria at Mankato West High School. 
A caucus volunteer stuffs ballots.
29 A caucus volunteer literally stuffs ballots into a full envelope during the DFL Caucus at St. Paul Central High School. 
Tallying Blue Earth County votes.
30 From left, Doug Hitzemann, Dave Kruse and Chris Styndl work on tallying votes from the Blue Earth County Republican caucus. 
Devin Samuelson looks for a lost item.
31 Devin Samuelson looks for a lost item in the auditorium at Mankato West High School as the Republican caucus winds down. Samuelson is from Rochester but is attending Minnesota State University in Mankato.