Scott G. Winterton, Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
Political party caucus attendance nearly doubled in 2012. If you attended a Republican or Democratic caucus, well done.
But the caucus system is still an exclusionary system. Consider this: During a primary or general election, you can vote absentee, you can vote early, up to two weeks before the election or you can vote on Election Day, which is 13 hours long.
In the caucus system, you get one chance — on caucus night only. If you work evenings, you're out of town, your kids are sick or you have tickets to an event, then you're out of luck. You get no say in a political system that empowers political delegates.
The caucus system attracted more participants this year, but it's still antiquated. Utah needs a political system that empowers all voters equally — one person, one vote.
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