Political caucus meetings to be held in March

Political caucus meetings to be held in March
Posted on 03/09/2012

The word “caucus” has been a common one recently because of this year’s presidential election. In March, several political parties in Utah will be holding caucus meetings in preparation for state conventions. But why are caucus meetings important and how can you participate?

Caucuses are neighborhood meetings held throughout state according to voting precincts. Political parties sponsor these meetings, and local party members choose delegates to represent them at the county and state party conventions. There, the delegates will vote for the candidates who will face each other in the general election.

To find your voting precinct number and the dates and times of caucus meetings in your neighborhood, go to vote.utah.gov/caucus/.

The meetings are open to the public, though the parties have different rules about who is allowed to vote in the caucuses. Contact representatives of your chosen party to learn the rules before you go.

Don’t miss out on this chance to make your voice heard!