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What is a precinct caucus meeting?
Utah’s caucus system encourages citizens to get involved in the candidate selection process at the neighborhood level. Neighbors come together at a precinct caucus meeting to select representatives (called delegates) from their own neighborhood who will represent them at their respective party’s yearly convention and decide which candidates will appear on the ballot. For more information see http://ironcountygop.org/utahs-caucus-system.
What is a“delegate”?
A precinct delegate is someone who acts as a representative for their precinct or neighborhood. Delegates’ main responsibility is to attend their party convention once a year and vote on party platforms, officers and candidates on behalf of their precinct. Statewide, the Republican Party elects approximately 4000 delegates.
Who is eligible to become a delegate?
To be eligible, you must live within theprecinct and be 18 years old by the November election. Also, at Republican precinct caucus meetings, you must be a registered Republican to be elected.
How do you become a delegate?
Simply put, delegates are elected by theirneighbors at the > precinct caucus meeting. The number of available delegateslots per precinct varies but if more people are nominated than slots are available,then you will have competition and some nominees will have to be eliminated. Often times in these situations, thenominees will be asked to explain why they want to be elected.
When is this year’s precinct caucus meeting?
Not happening again until 2014. Time and date to be announced. Normally takes place in March.
Who can attend a precinct caucus meeting?
Anyone living in a particular precinct can attend.
How do I get involved?
There are three steps to get involved. First – Determine your voting precinctby checking your voter registration card or by contacting your county clerk. Second – Check with either the State Democratic or Republican Party to find the location of your precinct’s caucusmeeting and the name of your precinct chair and vice chair, whom can help you with any questions. Third – Attend your caucus meeting on Tuesday, March 23 and consider running as a delegate to the county or state convention.