Wilton’s political parties are both recruiting new members. The Wilton Democratic Town Committee (DTC) and the Wilton Republican Town Committee (RTC) are holding meetings this week to endorse new members. Here, according to data they provided, is information about getting involved.

Democratic Caucus

Every two years, Wilton Democrats hold a town-wide caucus to endorse prospective members of the DTC. The 2016 caucus will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. in Wilton Town Hall, Room B.

Up to 30 Democrats, all serving at-large, may serve on the DTC for a two-year term beginning on Monday, March 7. All registered Democrats in Wilton are eligible to attend the caucus and vote for candidates to serve on the DTC.

According to an email sent out by the DTC, the Wilton committee “serves to promote the Democratic Party by supporting candidates for municipal, state and federal office, as well as advocating for policy that supports our party’s platform.” To that end, the DTC looks to members to identify and recruit candidates to run for office; raise money for the DTC and its candidates; and work to get out the vote for Democratic candidates at every level.

To be a DTC member in good standing, individuals “will attend monthly meetings, serve on a committee (such as campaign, platform, nominating or development), attend DTC events and fundraisers, and commit financial and volunteer resources to the DTC and Democratic candidates for office in Wilton.”

Anyone interested in joining the Wilton DTC should email the DTC chair, Maryli Secrest.

Republican Caucus

The Wilton RTC issued a “legal notice” about their meeting this week:

“Notice is hereby given that there will be a caucus of all enrolled Republican electors of the Town of Wilton on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Annex at Wilton Town Hall to endorse candidates for the Wilton Republican Town Committee.”

For more information contact the RTC chair Al Alper via email.