This year, Missouri has switched from having a typical presidential primary, to having a presidential caucus. What does this mean?

What Is a Caucus?
A presidential caucus is similar to a primary, but instead of voting for your party’s nominee on a ballot, people gather and do it in person. That means if you want to have a voice in the presidential nominee for your party, you have to show up in person.

 

Why a Caucus?
There are pros and cons when it comes to hosting a caucus instead of a normal primary. On one hand, it requires a little more effort from voters. On the other hand, only those who care and are involved in the process will have a voice on who becomes the party’s nominee. Plus, it is much harder to have election fraud when voters are counted in person, as opposed to checking boxes on a form.

 

How Do I Participate?
It’s very easy to join the caucus.

Step 1: Know your district. If you don’t know this, you can look it up by clicking here and entering your zip code.

Step 2: Find your location. Use your county (St. Louis County, St. Charles County, etc) and district to find the address where you will be voting. Click here to view the list.

Step 3: Go to your location on the day of the caucus. For the GOP this will be next week, Saturday, March 2!  Bring your State ID.  Get in line by 9:30am at the latest. Don’t be late! Doors close at 10am and you will not be able to enter after 10am.

 

If you’d like to learn more, please check out this website.
If you want info on the Democratic primary, look here: missouridemocrats.org   

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