Statement on Presidential Preference Caucus from Utah GOP Chairman James Evans

UTGOP Logo 02As Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, one of my main priorities is to increase citizen involvement at every level of government.

Our grassroots caucus system has served our state well. It continues to be a proven process for selecting candidates and an effective path of involvement for every Utah citizen. The 2016 Utah Republican Party caucus is on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. – you can find more information on our new website:  

As we are now only 55 days away from our caucus night, I am pleased to announce a few exciting changes we’ve made to increase Utah’s presence and importance on the 2016 national presidential stage. First, we will be holding our first ever Presidential Preference Caucus. This means you will be able to vote for your presidential candidate on caucus night in March instead of a primary in June.This change makes Utah a more competitive and influential state in the presidential race.  Additionally, the Utah Republican Party will lead the nation this year by conducting the first completely online presidential election. With this simple and secure voting process you can cast your vote for president from anywhere in the world. I am confident that these changes will not only increase citizen involvement but produce record voter turnouts across the state.  

The Utah Republican Party will provide caucus trainings online and conduct live trainings throughout the state.  The training will provide information beneficial to all Utah citizens of voting age or approaching voting age. Although, county and precinct leaders will find these presentations especially useful to navigate the exciting changes and help conduct an effective and efficient caucus experience in 2016.

For additional questions, please contact Bryan Smith at Republican Party Headquarters at 801.533.9777 or [email protected] or visit