Utah Caucus Guide: What you need to know

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For the first time, Utah will take center stage in the primary race for president. 

On Monday, March 21 Republicans will hold their last scheduled primary debate in Salt Lake City.

That’s the day before Utah’s March 22 caucuses.

Caucuses can be confusing so below you’ll find a guide with everything you need to know so you can participate in the political process.

As part of the primary election process every state has either a caucus or a primary. It is through these processes that voters pick their party’s presidential nominee. State primaries are run by the state’s government and are similar to a regular ballot election. Caucuses, however, are run by state party officials, and are a political event voters attend at a specific time and place.

What happens at the Republican caucus?

This year, for the first time, Utah Republicans can caucus online or in person. To participate, voters will: 
 
1. Need to register to vote online by March 15, and must be a member of the Republican party
 
2. On March 22, voters will either cast their ballot online between 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., or attend their neighborhood precinct caucus at 7 p.m. Find your location here.
 
3. If voters choose to attend an event in person, they will fill out a ballot, discuss the party’s platform, and learn about Republican candidates. This is typically a two hour event.
 
Website: utah.gop

Contact email: info@utah.gop

Contact phone number: (801) 533-9777

 
What happens at the Democratic caucus?
 
1. Find your caucus location based on your state House district. An I.D. is required to participate. Any I.D. can be used, or a piece of mail with your current address can also be used. Unlike the republican caucuses, you do NOT need to be a member of the democratic party to participate. New voters can register for the first time at your caucus location.
 
2. After registering, a ballot for the presidential preferential poll is filled out and dropped of at the registration table.
 
3. Voters then proceed to a meeting where they can vote for, or become, delegates to represent the party.
 

Contact email: mail@utdem.org

Contact phone number: (801) 328-1212

 

Democratic candidates

Republican candidates

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