Utah’s Democratic and Republican parties are holding neighborhood caucus meetings this week to choose local delegates and leadership, and also to discuss election issues and candidates.
The Utah Democratic Party is holding caucus meetings Tuesday, March 18 throughout the state around 7 p.m. The Utah Republican Party’s caucus meetings will take place across Utah on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
For Cache County residents interested in attending the Democratic caucus meetings on Tuesday, those meetings will be held at the South Cache 8/9 Center (for those who reside within Legislative District 5), the Smithfield Recreation Center (for those who reside within Legislative Districts 3 and 1), and at Logan High School (for those who reside within Legislative District 4). All Cache Democratic Party caucus meetings are at 7 p.m. Tuesday and are open to the public.
For Cache County residents interested in attending the Republican caucus meetings on Thursday, those meetings are scheduled for multiple locations throughout Cache County. For a complete list of those locations, visit <a href=”http://www.cachegop.com/2014CaucusLocations.pdf”>http://www.cachegop.com/2014CaucusLocations.pdf</a>.
A letter from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was read over the pulpit in chapels throughout the state of Utah on Sunday. The letter encouraged members’ participation in the caucus meetings and additionally asked that no church-related meetings or activities be scheduled on Tuesday or Thursday night in order to avoid conflicting with the caucus meetings.
The neighborhood meetings are part of Utah’s unique caucus and convention system for nominating candidates for political office.
Neighborhood delegates selected this week will vote on party positions and candidates for political office at the parties’ nominating conventions later this spring.
Both parties are holding their annual nominating conventions on April 26.
Utah Democratic Party: <a href=”http://www.utdem.org/caucusnigt”>www.utdem.org/caucusnight</a>
Utah Republican Party:<a href=”http://www.utgop.org/utgop.asp”>http://www.utgop.org/utgop.asp</a>