Hillyard encourages participation in local caucuses tonight

LOGAN – Tonight is caucus night, a night intended as an opportunity for voters to get involved in grassroots democracy and have their voices heard.

Utah State Republican Senator Lyle Hillyard said he is hoping a lot of people turn out because in Utah the caucus is a fundamental part of how the election process is done.

“There will be votes taken,” he said. “There will be delegates selected, both state and county. There will be platforms decided on those kinds of issues. That doesn’t always happen because it depends on individual leadership, your neighbors who organize the caucus, but it’s very important. You may say, ‘Well, I’m a Democrat and we don’t have any contested parties going.’ It’s important to set your platform so the people who run as Democrats know what the platform is and same with the Republicans.”

Hillyard said there are actually seven political parties in Cache County and five will be represented tonight.

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