Caucuses to elect Democratic delegates from Cambridge take place as early as Saturday. The Democratc party will have more than 4,000 delegates whose role it is to cast votes and select party candidates before a general election.

Registered Democrats are being chosen this month as delegates or alternates to the 2010 Massachusetts Democratic Convention to be held June 4-5 at the DCU Center in Worcester.

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Cambridge. All ballots will be written and secret. Delegates are to be split equally between men and women. Those not elected but meeting the qualifications may apply to be add-on delegates in youth, minority and disabled categories.

Below is a list by date of caucus information for every ward in Cambridge. For information about what ward you live in, click here and find the “wards” link.

Caucuses taking place Saturday:

Ward 1: At noon in the community room at 157 6th St. Contact: Barbara Broussard, [email protected]

Ward 3: At 2 p.m. in the Area 4 Neighborhood Center, 243 Harvard St. Contact: Donna Barry, 617-547-4982

Ward 5: At 1 p.m. at LBJ Apartments, 150 Erie St. For information, call (617) 547-6815.

Ward 11: At 7:15 p.m. at Trolley Square, 2401 Massachusetts Ave. Contact: Joel Patterson, [email protected]

Caucuses taking place Feb. 18:

Ward 2: At 7 p.m. at the home of Charles Cnudde, 172 Harvard St. For information, call Cnudde at (617) 547-1586.

Caucuses taking place Feb. 21:

Ward 4: At 1 p.m. at the Cambridge YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave. For information, call Mushtaque Mirza at (617) 876-4267.

Ward 6: At  2 p.m. at the Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St. For information contact Lesley Phillips at [email protected] or by calling (617) 547-6465.

Ward 7: At 2 p.m. in the Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St. Contact: Joseph Costa, [email protected]

Ward 8: at 2 p.m. at the Graham & Parks School, 44 Linnean St. For information, contact  Daniel Schlozman at [email protected] or by calling (617) 547-4765

Ward 9: At 2:30 p.m. at the Youth Center at 680 Huron Ave. Contact: Helen Glikman, [email protected]

Ward 10: At 3 p.m. at the Graham & Parks School, 44 Linnean St. Contact: Larry Field, [email protected]

Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 56 Roland St., Suite 203, Boston, MA 02129 no later than 10 days after the caucus date.