The Republican Caucus
Voters register as Republicans and vote for county delegates within their specific presincts at the republican caucus last Thursday. Continue reading
Before Thursday night, BYU student Jenny Curtis had never been to a Republican caucus. After attending, she says it was a good experience for her future as a voter.
“I think it’s important for students to come to caucus because it’s one of the most basic ways that we can become involved in government”, said Curtis.
Like Jenny, many came out wanting to voice their opinion to make a difference. Jake Morley, served as his presinct’s Vice Chair for the past two years and said he really enjoyed being involved.
“I was a county delegate, which meant that I voted for all of the county positions; who got the bid for all of the republican positions. It also meant I helped to raise voter awareness in my presinct,” said Morley.
The caucus allows the community to gather together to elect neighbors, friends and people they trust to represent them at a county level. Morley says he thinks so many came out for two main reasons. One being that the LDS church released a statement about caucus attendance for it’s members.
The church is concerned about caucus attendance inUtahand asked that church leaders not hold meetings Tuesday or Thursday to allow members to attend their party’s caucus.
And Morley’s second reason for the record breaking numbers, “Everyone’s really excited about Mitt Romney, here in Utah especially.”
Utah’s primary elections are the last in the nation so Utahn’s won’t get to vote until June 26, 2012, which means there is still time to register. To fill out your voter information, click on this link: https://secure.utah.gov/voterreg/index.html, which will take you to the form that allows you to register to vote.