Utah will participate in the Super Tuesday presidential primary on February 5th (as do 23 other states). Then on March 25th, we'll hold the regular statewide caucus meetings to elect delegates to the state conventions later in the year. I'm Republican Precinct Chair for Lindon 4. I'll let you know where the caucus meeting will be held when I have that information. In the meantime, here's some important dates:
- Jan 29 - Last day for walk-in registration - Last minute voter registration is available for the new voter to register in person at the County Elections office located at 100 E Center, Suite 3100 in Provo. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you're not registered yet, there's still a few days left.
Jan 22 - Feb 1 - Early Voting - There are two locations in Utah County (other counties call he Elections Office at 801-851-8128):
- Utah County Building, 100 E Center St Rm. L900 (basement level), Provo Hours: Now - Feb 1st Weekdays 8 - 5 p.m.
- American Fork Library, 64 S 100 E, American Fork Hours: Now - Jan 31st 3 -7 p.m. and Feb 1st 12 - 5 p.m.
Any registered voter may vote at either of these locations during the Early Voting period. To be eligible to Early Vote you must show a picture ID. Having to show ID is stupid, but I don't make the rules.
Feb 5 - Presidential Primary - Click for election locations. If you have any questions you may call the Elections Office at 801-851-8128.
Mar 25 - Statewide Republican Party Caucuses - Statewide caucuses on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The election of a delegate is the first step in the partisan election process in Utah.
The delegates elected in a precinct will hold the power to vote on behalf of the approximately 1250 voters in their precinct at the statewide party conventions in May. If enough citizens don't turn out, a few "special interest" people end up controlling the vote for delegates -- if special interest people become the delegates, they won't represent the interests of the majority of the precinct. Please come.
Precinct boundaries have changed in some areas, please check your registration cards sent to you to verify your new precinct information. If you have any questions about your precinct boundaries, call the Elections Office 801-851-8128 or check online.
In Utah, where the Republican candidate wins 80-90% of the time, participating in the process to choose the candidate is extremely important. If you just show up and vote in November, you're not really doing much. Be part of the process.