What the Caucus? | Buzz Blog

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What the Caucus?

Hey voter, want to know why it is all so different this year?

Posted By on March 22, 2016, 4:01 PM

  • Pin It
    Favorite
59117620-2dd9-446c-a28f-cdcab33d03c5.jpg
Are you a registered Republican or Democrat? Get thee hence to the Utah presidential caucuses this evening, where on the Democratic side, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, will compete for 37 delegates.

Republicans, including Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, will be vying for 40 delegates.

It has been two decades since Utahns picked their presidential matches in caucus-style meetings. The state typically uses a primary election. But in 2015, due to controversy surrounding Senate Bill 54, which thwarted a ballot initiative that would have permitted open primaries in the Beehive State, the Legislature declined to budget the $3 million needed to fund an election. Thus, the parties are springing for their own caucuses. It's kind of a big deal actually.

Elections Utah breaks it down:


So don't jut stand there, get right to it, vote. Click here to find your caucus location

More on News

  • Strong Lake City

    Biskupski highlights affordable housing, air pollution and public transportation in her annual State of the City speech.
    • Jan 17, 2019
  • Preservation Inclination

    Even with Hobbitville residents evicted, historic community remnants could live on.
    • Jan 17, 2019
  • The Hobbits Have Left the Building

    Residents of fabled Sugar House enclave, Allen Park, vacate their homes.
    • Jan 14, 2019
  • More News »

More by City Weekly Staff

Latest in Buzz Blog

  • Strong Lake City

    Biskupski highlights affordable housing, air pollution and public transportation in her annual State of the City speech.
    • Jan 17, 2019
  • Preservation Inclination

    Even with Hobbitville residents evicted, historic community remnants could live on.
    • Jan 17, 2019
  • Movie Review: Glass

    M. Night Shyamalan tries to paste two movies together to create a cinematic universe
    • Jan 16, 2019
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation