Before Caucus Night
To participate in the Republican Party Caucus, you must be a registered Republican.
- If needed you can register to vote here
- You must be a US Citizen, and 18 by the day of the General Election to register.
- If you have recently moved, update your address on your registration here
- If you have marked your voter records as WITHHELD (which keeps your records private from political parties), you will need to show your voter record on vote.utah.gov to the check-in volunteer when registering at your caucus location.
Your Precinct, similar to a large neighborhood, is a specific area, and Republicans from that area come together for a Caucus Meeting.
- Visit the Caucus Locations page of our site to find your precinct and caucus location.
Precinct Members will be voting to elect:
- Precinct Chair
- Precinct Vice Chair
- Precinct Secretary/Treasurer
- State Delegates
- County Delegates
Each of these roles plays an important part to make sure your precinct is represented within the County and State Republican Parties.
Learn more about these roles on our Precinct Role Descriptions page.
Find out who is running for precinct positions by asking friends and neighbors in your precinct.
- Learn about what principles and values are important to them.
- What are their thoughts on the County and State Party Platforms, and do they support them?
- Why are they running for a position?
- Are they committed to putting in the time and work to represent the precinct properly?
- Will they attend all the meetings and conventions that are expected of them?
- Has a specific candidate asked them to be a delegate for them?
Caucus Night Information
|TBD||Check-in & Credentialing - Only registered Republicans who live in the Precinct will be given ballots and allowed to vote|
|Open discussions with precinct members and candidates|
|TBD||Official Caucus Meeting Begins|
|Precinct Elections - You must be present for the elections you want to participate in.|
|Open discussions with Elected Delegates - Let your delegates know what issues concern you so they know what is important to the precinct.|
- Reading of the State or County Platform
- Review of Rules, Procedures, Duties of Precinct and Delegate Positions
- Nominations and Elections for:
- Precinct Chair
- Precinct Vice Chair
- Precinct Secretary and/or Treasurer
- State Delegate(s)
- County Delegate(s)
- Other Business as directed by State and/or County Parties
- Select Election Judges and Tabulate Results
- Adjournment of the Meeting
We would also recommend discussing any concerns you currently have with your newly elected delegates. They will be able to use this info to vet candidates during primary and convention to make sure your precinct is represented.
To make the most of Caucus, please bring the following items:
- Government Issued Photo ID
- You must verify who you are to get credentialed and receive your ballots.
- Proof of Address
- If you have a private/withheld voter record or have not updated your voter record since moving to the precinct, you will need to prove you live in the precinct.
- Acceptable proof of address items are:
- Recent Utility Bill
- Recent County Property Tax Notice
- Pen or Pencil
- This will be needed to take notes and fill out your ballots.
- With five precinct positions to vote on, there will be many candidates to talk to and evaluate. A notebook will be very helpful in taking notes on each candidate.
Precinct Candidate Information
Before Caucus Night
Serving in a precinct position is a serious responsibility. Neighbors are counting on those elected to do their job. They need them to do the WHOLE job, not just the exciting parts. As you consider running for a precinct position, make sure you can commit the necessary time, and have the availability to attend the required meetings for your selected position.
Precinct Leadership positions (Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary) have year round duties and commitments that vary, but do most of their work leading up to the next Neighborhood Caucus Night.
Precinct Delegates start sprinting the day after Caucus, and keep going until the Nominating Convention, in 3-4 weeks time. They have a short period of time to attend meet & greets and cottage meetings, listen to debates, and to meet and vet numerous candidates across multiple races. While most of their work is done when the Nominating Convention ends, they still need to attend the Organizing Convention a year later to elect new party leaders.
Learn more about the roles, responsibilities and required commitments for each precinct position here:
Let precinct members know you are running. Here are some ways you can do that:
- Post it to your social media.
- Call, Text or email the neighbors and friends you know.
- What position you are running for
- Why you decided to run
- That you will fulfill all the duties and commitments of the position
- The principles and values that you stand for
- Any specific issues that are of a concern to you
Plan to arrive early so that you can talk to as many neighbors as possible. The more neighbors you can talk to, the better your chances are at getting elected.
You may not have time to talk to every precinct member, but you can give them a brief 1/4 page summary:
- Who you are
- Why you are running
- How you will represent the values of your precinct
Precinct Host Information
Weeks Before Caucus Night
The Davis County Republican Party will hold multiple training events prior to Caucus. Training videos are also posted under the Caucus Training section of this site. You can also reach out to your Legislative District Chair. They will be your primary point of contact for all things Caucus.
Make sure your contact info is updated with the Party so you can receive notifications.
The County and State Party will advertise when Caucus is on their website, but not everyone is watching it. We need you to help get the word out. Make sure all the Republican voters in your precinct are well informed about when Caucus is and How it works.
Everything you need will be provided to you at a Caucus training event that the County Party conducts. Make sure to attend one of those events or meet with your Legislative District Chair to collect them. Event information will be emailed out and posted on the events section of this page.
Week of Caucus Night
Get people thinking about Caucus Night. Encourage those considering running for precinct positions to announce that early so that others know and can start asking questions beforehand.
Schedule a visit to your caucus location with the facility.
- Meet with your Legislative District Chair and share your contact information.
- Make sure you are aware of any specific rules for using the facility.
- See the layout of the room. Plan how you will configure the room and where you will put everything:
- Where will people enter the room?
- Where will they check-in?
- Where will Candidate Registration be?
- Where will the main meeting be held?
- Determine what resources you will need from the facility, and make those requests:
- Audio/Visual needs
- If you will using the internet, test the WiFi from multiple locations in the room.
- Locate the bathrooms, drinking fountains, emergency exits and accessible entries.