2012-2014 State Delegate Duties and Responsibilies

Each State Delegate must be a registered Republican. To be seated the Utah Republican Party must have on file your name, telephone number, mailing address, and email address. The name you use should be the exact legal name you use to register to vote. Be aware that as a State Delegate you will periodically receive
important communications from the UTGOP, Elected Officials and GOP Candidates.

Term of Service

The term of service for all delegates is two years. Should you move or change addresses during that time, please inform your County Chair.

State Nominating Convention 2012

For the near future, your biggest responsibility is to attend and participate in the 2012 Utah Republican Party State Convention. It will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy.

The official Call to Convention with credentials and instructions will be mailed to you.

At the convention, state delegates, by casting ballots, will choose the Party’s nominees for elected office. The offices you will be voting for include Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, State Treasurer, U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Some of you will also be voting in multi-county State Legislative races.

It is your responsibility to educate yourself about all the candidates. Expect to receive mailings, phone calls, invitations, emails, etc. from them during their campaign. Please read the material they will send to you, and attend “Meet the Candidate” events and other opportunities to listen to and become acquainted with them.

At the convention you will also have the chance to debate and vote on any changes to the State Party Constitution, Bylaws, Platform, Rules of the Convention, and possibly Resolutions.

Elected Officials

State Delegates are also responsible for keeping up-to-date with Federal legislation and contacting our Senators and Congressman regularly to let them know the sentiment of Precinct members so they can cast their vote with a greater understanding of those who they represent. Additionally, Delegates should have regular communication with Precinct members to ensure they are being correctly represented.

State Organizing Convention 2013

You should also plan on attending the 2013 State Organizing Convention next year where the State Party Officers will be selected by the State Delegates. You are also encouraged to be a leader and remain as involved as you can in your County Party.

Questions

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the State Party Office at 801-533-9777 or 1-800-230-UTAH or visit us at www.utgop.org. And again, thank you for your willingness to serve.

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