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Seward County Republican Party To Hold Caucus

KSCB News - February 23, 2016 4:29 pm

Kansas Republicans will have the chance to decide who will get the 40 delegates that
Kansas is allotted on Saturday, March 5.

Most counties in the state will hold local caucus sites including Seward County. The site for Seward will be in the James Maskus Auditorium at Liberal High School at 10 a.m. on March 5. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Voting will begin following the caucus meeting which will conclude at around 10:30. Voting will be open until 2 p.m. To be eligible to vote in the caucus you must be a
registered Republican from the state of Kansas.

Some states hold caucuses while others hold primaries. The difference is a caucus is put on by the Republican Party of each county who then report the numbers to the state party. The numbers of each local caucus are then all totaled together. A caucus also includes the opportunity for
a representative from each candidate on the ballot to speak for a short period about their candidate. Before voting can begin this process must take place. In a primary, each county’s official election office is in charge and it takes place just like any other election. Many states
such as Kansas opt to do a caucus instead of a primary to save money.

The Seward County Republican Party hopes for a large turnout, and encourages all registered Republicans to mark their calendars for March 5. The deadline to register as Republican to vote in the Caucus was February 4th.

The Kansas Republican Party will require a Photo I.D. to participate in the March 5 caucus.


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