Utah will make history during the upcoming presidential primary season with an online vote. State Republicans will hold the first ever caucus where registered voters can cast their ballot in person or online. Utah’s caucus day is set for March 22, a move putting Utah in the middle of the early voting, instead of the end where the primary was originally scheduled for June. Utah Democrats and Republicans will hold what is being called a “presidential preference poll.” Democrats will have to show up at their neighborhood caucus for that poll, Republicans will have options.
… James Evans, Utah’s GOP Chair, is excited about the prospects of this new era of voting.
… An online national election is not yet a reality because of security concerns. Here in Utah, Evans says it is doable because the “GOP is a private organization conducting a presidential preference poll.”
He’s “satisfied with the security protocols” and how they “make sure the votes are properly recorded.”