Frequently Asked Questions
To change your political party affiliation you are required to submit a new voter registration application. Please include your previous voter information and indicate that you are changing your party affiliation to assist the county’s effort to maintain a current voter database.
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 https://ironcountygop.org/education
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.
To be eligible, you must live within the precinct and be 18 years old by the November election. Also, at Republican precinct caucus meetings, you must be a registered Republican to be elected.
Simply put, delegates are elected by their neighbors at the precinct caucus meeting. The number of available delegate slots 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, the nominees will be asked to explain why they want to be elected.
Not happening again until 2020. Time and date to be announced. Normally takes place in the middle of March.
Anyone living in a particular precinct can attend, though only registered voters who are registered in the precinct boundaries may run for office or vote.
There are three steps to get involved.
- Determine your voting precinct by checking your voter registration card or by contacting your county clerk, or by visiting https://vote.utah.gov/vote/menu/index.
- Check with the State Republican Party to find the location of your precinct’s caucus meeting and the name of your precinct chair and vice chair, whom can help you with any questions.
- Attend your caucus meeting and consider running as a delegate to the county or state convention.