Utah Democrats select delegates in caucus meetings Tuesday

Utah Democrats are gathering in living rooms and community centers to select delegates for state and county party conventions. Party officials say attendees at the Tuesday evening caucus meetings will also cast ballots for the party’s presidential nominee. President Barack Obama is the only declared Democratic candidate. It’s the starting place for involvement in politics. That’s what Cache County Democratic Party Chairman Vince Wickwar is saying about the Democratic Caucus meetings Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Wickwar says the caucus meetings are organized according to state house legislative districts. In Cache County, those from precincts in Legislative District 3 and the Cache County precincts in Legislative 1 will hold their caucus meetings in the Team Room of the Smithfield Recreation Center, next to Sky View High School in Smithfield. Precincts in Legislative District 4 will meet in the Little Theater of Logan High School, 162 West 100 South in Logan. Precincts in Legislative 5 will hold their caucus meetings in the media center of the South Cache 8th-9th Center, 10 South 480 West in Hyrum. Those chosen to be state delegates will cast their vote during the party’s April 21 convention for candidates running for state and congressional offices. Candidates must secure 60 percent of the delegate vote to win the nomination at convention. If no candidate receives 60 percent, the top two finishers face off in a primary June 26. Utah Republicans are meeting in caucuses Thursday, where the focus will be on attempts to oust U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch after 36 years in office.

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