Utah Precinct Caucus
Utahans will elect delegates to the county convention, delegates to the state convention, and precinct officers (committeemen) at the Utah Precinct Caucuses on March 15, 2012.
This is another opportunity to achieve a center of power and it won't come around again for another two years.
Most importantly, you have to show up at the caucus.
You must live within the precinct boundary.
You must be registered to vote (or 18 years old) and indicate a party affiliation for the party you want to represent. You can change party affiliation at the caucus.
I challenge you. Do you have what it takes to actually accomplish something of lasting effect? Or will you use one of your pat excuses? I've heard them all. (See The Power Is There for the Taking.)
To answer questions so that you can get yourself elected at your precinct caucus, Project City Hall will produce a live teleconference on March 14th to discuss strategy and answer your questions.
How to Determine Your Precinct / Caucus Location
- Go to the Utah Republican Party Caucus Finder and enter your name, and birth date.
Preparing for the Caucus
When you have a plan, you don't have to guess what to do next. Written plans are always better than winging it. With that in mind, we've put together the Precinct Committee Candidate Checklist to give you a starting point for your plan.
- Call your county central committee and ask how many precinct committeemen your precinct can elect.
- Ask for the names of each of the current precinct leaders and their contact information (e-mail address and telephone number).
- Ask if a precinct committeeman was elected in the previous election cycle, how many people from the precinct voted at the caucus, and how many votes were cast for each nominated precinct committeemen on the ballot.
- Join other Utahans on the live teleconference call (see above) where you can ask questions.
- Prepare printed information about yourself so that you can quickly communicate the information to everyone you meet (your neighbors) from your precinct.
- Prepare printed information about any party platform ideas that you have.
Winning the Election
Winning a precinct election is easy, even with someone running against you, which is rare. You can do it if you prepare in advance and have a plan. Many people are looking for leaders and will accept almost anyone who simply steps up to lead. Just look at your current set of elected officials for proof of that.
After the Election
- Get a current copy of your state party committee by-laws and of your county party central committee by-laws.
- Find out from the out-going county party central committee when the organizational meeting is scheduled to elect new officers.
- Keep in touch, because we'll be producing training teleconferences about all the aspects of being an effective precinct committeeman.
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone who wants to take their country back.
- Anyone who values freedom and liberty.
- If you're already a precinct committeeman, attend to encourage others and to relate your own experience.
What You'll Learn
- The power of the central committee member.
- What happens at a caucus.
- Why you need to connect with like-minded individuals before the caucus.
- Why you should bring your posse.
- How to win in a competitive election.