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2020 Caucus Meetings – POSTPONED
March 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Dear Republican Friends,
Earlier today, Governor Herbert announced that public gatherings in Utah should be limited to 100 people. He also recommended that for individuals who are either immunocompromised or over the age of 60, gatherings should be limited to 20 people. Many of the schools—where our caucus night gatherings are scheduled to occur—have also announced that they will not allow facilities to be used for any event that would violate the Governor’s request.
For the Utah Republican Party, the safety of our members is our paramount concern. In light of the recommendations by state health officials and our Governor, the Utah Republican Party will comply with this directive and postpone our March 24 caucus night meetings.
As we announced last night, we will also be restructuring our state convention format, and will not host an in-person convention on April 25. The vetting and candidate voting traditionally associated with the Republican State Nominating Convention will still occur, but it will operate primarily in an online format. While candidates and delegates may still meet during this time, we would encourage them to be cautious, and do so in a format that complies with the Governor’s request.
In 2018, the caucus attendees for the Utah Republican Party selected 4000 delegates state-wide, with their election continuing until they were replaced in a subsequent caucus meeting election. As the terms of those delegates have not yet expired, those state delegates will continue to serve as state delegates for our 2020 convention election process. We thank them, in advance, for their service, and will immediately begin reaching out to those delegates to notify them. We will also work with our county parties to assist them in making similar accommodations that comply with the Governor’s request.
As a party, we are excited about the opportunity to incorporate the latest technology in the candidate vetting and selection process. This is something we have been working on for a while, and while the timing is not what we had planned, we are confident that our delegates will find the process both enjoyable and rewarding.
The 2020 Caucuses have been postponed until further notice. As a delegate, we encourage you to reach out to each of the individual candidates and vet them properly. Once we have more information regarding when the caucuses will be held, we will let you know.
Information on Candidates for Public Office
For most Precincts, we anticipate the locations will be the much the same as 2018. However, with a few new High Schools in the Valley, we hope to consolidate some meeting places to take advantage of the larger venues now available to us.
We will update this page with information, locations, times, contact information, training materials, etc., as they become available.
Where will my Precinct meet? ( Spreadsheet)
Caucus Packet Materials & Caucus Training Videos
State Party supplied documents:
Cache County Party supplied documents:
2020 Caucus Training Videos (Cache County)
- Caucus Training 0: Preparation
- Caucus Training 1: Credentialing
- Caucus Training 2: Welcome
- Caucus Training 3: Duties of Officers and Delegates
- Caucus Training 4: Election Procedures
- Caucus Training 5: Elections Officers
- Caucus Training 6: Elections State Delegates Plurality
- Caucus Training 7: Elections County Delegates Majority
- Caucus Training 8: Conclusion
Duties & Responsibilities of People You’ll Elect at the Neighborhood Caucus
- To be updated for 2020
After the Votes Have Been Counted
After the votes have been counted in Primary and General Elections, the role of the Elected Delegates continues.
Elected Officials have many thousands of people who attempt to contact them during their terms of office. All this “noise” makes it difficult for them to hear from and respond to their Constituents – those who elected them to office and live in their respective Districts.
Delegates serve as the conduit through which the neighbors who elected them still have a voice, even after the votes have been counted. Delegates listen to the concerns of their neighbors and contact the elected officials. This is immensely helpful for the elected officials, since they now have only a few hundred people to communicate through, rather than tens of thousands – most of whom are not even constituents.
Delegates ensure that the voice of their neighborhoods are still heard long after the votes have been counted.