Breaking Down Utah’s Caucus Political Process

Didn’t have a chance to attend caucus training at the Salt Lake Chamber this week?

 

The Chamber held a great caucus training on Wednesday free for anyone to attend. We had a great turnout and look forward to holding more training sessions in the next caucus cycle!

If you didn’t get a chance to attend, we want to make sure you have the information you need to participate in your caucus meeting next week. Below is an overview of the political process in Utah and an explanation of how you can participate. If you have any other questions contact the Republican State Party or the Democratic State Party.

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Utah’s Political Process:

Step One: Precinct Caucus Meetings (March)

·     Meet with many of your local party members to elect several delegates that attend State and County Conventions.
·     March 18 for Democrats, March 20 for Republicans
·     You can now preregister to cut down on waiting line times, visit your party’s state website for more details.

Step Two: Convention (April/May)

·     As an elected delegate, you next attend your County or State Convention.
·     Delegates nominate or narrow the party’s candidates for elected offices. If a candidate does not receive 60 percent or more of the delegate votes in Convention, they move to a primary election in order to qualify for the general election.
·     Delegates also elect national delegates to attend the National Party Convention.
·     Anyone can attend Convention; only delegates can vote.

Step Three: Primary Election (June 24)

·     Party members vote on races that were too close to call at Convention.
·     Candidates that win their Primary Election advance to the General Election.

Step Four: General Election (November 4)

·     Every registered voter votes on all offices up for election, initiatives and referendums.

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 Need more info? Have questions? Contact your state party!

Republican Party

Democratic Party

Caucus Meetings
Thursday, March 20

County Conventions
Throughout March & April

State Party Convention

Saturday, April 26

 

Contact

www.utgop.org

801.533.9777

Caucus Meetings
Tuesday, March 18

County Conventions
Throughout March & April

State Party Convention

Saturday, April 26

 

Contact

www.utahdemocrats.org

801.328.1212