Delegates are the elected Neighborhood Representatives who have been specifically selected by their neighbors to represent their neighbors at conventions and serve as the conduit through which effective communication with elected and appointed officials can be facilitated.
What are the responsibilities of a Delegate?
Delegates willingly receive and act upon communications from the UTGOP, elected officials, and GOP candidates.
Be Available & Accountable
Delegates must ensure their Precinct Chair has their contact information, including their phone number and email address.
Delegates must keep themselves educated about the issues of importance to their neighborhood.
Delegates should expect to receive mailings, emails, phone calls, invitations, and more from candidates during their campaigns. They should these materials and research the voting records of incumbent candidates.
Attend “Meet the Candidate” Events
Meet the Candidate and take other opportunities to listen to and become acquainted with candidates in preparation for the yearly conventions.
Delegates in Utah are not bound by their Caucus
This means after Delegates have studied and vetted all the candidates, they will make the best decision on which candidate most aligns himself/herself with the proper role of government and honors our Republican Platform. Their educated decision will benefit the well-being of their whole precinct, regardless of their caucus participation.
Similarly, it is inappropriate for a person to run for the position of Delegate based on a commitment to vote for or against any specific candidate.
Serve their Precinct for Two Years
If a Delegate misses a convention or a special election, the delegate seat will be filled by an Alternate Delegate who will then serve the remainder of the Delegate’s term.
Delegates are part of the leadership of the Precinct
As part of the precinct leadership, work to advance the work of the precinct.
Enjoy Your Service
Delegates are elected to serve their fellow citizens. Enjoy the time and the new friends you will make in the process!
Attend and vote at the County Nominating Convention.
Be prepared to cast informed votes for the Party’s nominees for the following elected offices:
- Utah State House of Representatives
- Davis County Commissioners
Attend the County Organizing Convention where County Party Officers will be selected by County Delegates, including:
- Vice Chair
- State Central Committee members (and Alternates)
At the Organizing Convention, Delegates may also be asked to ratify or reject decisions of Central Committee, and vote on resolutions.
Attend and participate in the Utah Republican Party State Convention. Reserve the entire day.
Be prepared to cast an informed vote for the Party’s nominees for the following elected office:
- Governor/Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- State Auditor
- State Treasurer
- U.S. Senators
- U.S. House of Representatives
- National Committeeman and Committeewoman
- National Delegates (and Alternates)
- Presidential Electors (and Alternates)
You may also be voting in multi-county State Senate races.
At the Convention, Delegates may also debate and vote on changes to the State Party Constitution, Bylaws, Platform, Rules of Convention and Resolutions.
Attend the State Party Organizing Convention where the State Party Officers will be elected by the State Delegates.