The Sanpete County Republican Party will hold 27 precinct caucuses around the county Tuesday at 8 p.m., the first caucuses the party has been able to hold face to face since 2018. See the accompanying table for locations.
Probably the most important function of the caucuses is electing delegates to county and state conventions. The delegates will vote on candidates for statewide and local partisan offices. The convention votes help determine which candidates will run in the primary election in June.
Anyone may attend a Republican caucus, but only registered Republicans may vote. If you’re not registered to vote and want to register, or if you are not a registered Republican but want to affiliate with the Republican Party, you can do so at the caucus.
Attendees at the caucuses will also elect precinct officers, such as a chairman, vice chairman and secretary.
Precincts are the grass-roots-level of party organization. A precinct typically consists of a contiguous neighborhood or rural area. The number of people in a precinct is determined by the state party. The populations of precincts must be as equally balanced from precinct to precinct as possible.
The Sanpete Democratic Party will hold a single countywide caucus March 22 at 6:30 p.m. It will be a virtual meeting via Google Meet. Serenity Kimball, county chairwoman, invites interested persons to visit the Sanpete County Democratic Party Facebook page for details.
The 27 Republican precincts in the county will gather at 10 different locations. They are:
Anyone with questions about the Republican caucus meetings may contact Republican Chairperson LuAnn Greenwell at.469-0575 or visit the party’s Facebook page at www.sanpetecountyrepublicans.org/caucus.html.