Readers' forum: Change caucus system

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 11 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Mike Leavitt is correct that we need to change the nominating process in Utah. While the system he proposes has merit, doing away with the caucus system altogether would be better. However, the problem is greater than just the nominating process. Leaders moved the primary up from the fall to June, when many people are not interested in politics.

They moved the party caucuses up into the winter months (when they used to be in May), and they occur so early that people really don't have a chance to even know who their candidates are. This year, party caucuses are even scheduled before the candidate filing deadline: the Democratic Party caucuses will be three days before the filing deadline, and the Republican caucuses one day before. It is ridiculous.

Change caucus system

Change caucus system

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