Frequently Asked Questions about Caucus
What is a Neighborhood Precinct Caucus?
A Caucus is a meeting sponsored by political parties where you and your neighbors from your voting precinct meet together once every two years (even-numbered years) to elect a few of your fellow neighbors as Delegates to represent your voting precinct and at the political party’s convention where candidates are chosen.
Who Can Participate in a Neighborhood Precinct Caucus?
Anyone can attend a Caucus, however, in order to participate (to vote and run for office) in your neighborhood Caucus you must live in the precinct, be at least 18 years of age by the general election date in November of that year, and be a registered Republican (or affiliate as a Republican that night).
What Happens at a Neighborhood Precinct Caucus and How Long Does it last?
Members of each precinct vote for Precinct Officers, County Delegates, State Delegates, read the Party’s platform, and discuss and learn about the Party’s candidates. The Caucus starts at 7pm and usually last about 2 hours, but may last longer.
What Do Delegates and Precinct Officers Do?
Delegates represent their precinct at county and state party conventions where they vote for candidates who will go on to public primary or general elections. Precinct officers represent their precinct on the governing body of the political party and work to get Republican candidates elected.
Where Is My Neighborhood Precinct Caucus?
Your neighborhood Caucus is usually held at a school or building with larger rooms. Locations are posted online as Caucus nears.
How Do I Find My Precinct?
Go to the website of the Cache County Clerk and download the map of your town. Find your address on the map, and you will be able to see your precinct.
Do I need to Bring I.D. to my Caucus Meeting?
Yes, please bring your state-recognized voter identification to be able to check in at Caucus.
Do I need to be registered as a Republican to Attend Caucus?
Yes, to be able to vote, run for office, and participate in Caucus you need to be registered to vote as a Republican. You may come to Caucus and observe without registering, but you may only observe and may not participate.
Can I Register at Caucus Meeting?
Yes, you may register to vote or affiliate as a Republican at your Caucus. Paperwork to do so will be available at your Caucus.