Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What's a Caucus and How Do I Participate?

The First Presidency recently issued a letter encouraging members to participate in local caucus meetings and encouraged to members to vote in upcoming elections. “As citizens we have the privilege and duty of electing office holders and influencing public policy. … We urge you to register to vote, to study the issues and candidates carefully and prayerfully, and then to vote.”

In October 2012, Elder Michael A. Neider spoke on participation in the democratic process. He said, "Voting in government elections and performing other civic duties when we have the opportunity is a sacred responsibility, a God-given blessing, and a duty to be carried out with honor and trust."

So, where should we start? A caucus is a meeting of the members of a legislative body, to select candidates or decide policy. In the upcoming caucuses, political parties will meet to vote on their nominees for President of The United States. They will also be electing County and State Delegates for their respective conventions. To participate in a caucus, you should find the candidates and political party of your choice, which adhere to your values and beliefs. Each political party has a certain location and time for their caucus meeting.

For local caucus dates, locations and times, go to caucus.utah.gov.
For more election information, see the Davis County's Election Page.

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