Wyoming Democrats Gear Up For County Caucuses

Mar 31, 2016

Democratic county caucuses will be held at 11 a.m. on April 9th and the number of registered democrats has seen a recent increase. 

Credit Wyoming Democratic Party

   

Wyoming is a distinctly red state, but that hasn’t stopped both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders from setting up statewide offices and running recent TV ads.

Aimee Van Cleave, the executive director of the Wyoming Democratic Party, said the county caucuses on April 9th will determine the number of pledged delegates each candidate will have at the state convention in May. Van Cleave said the party is expecting a solid turnout, as the number of registered democrats has seen an increase.

"When we checked a couple weeks ago, we probably had about 60,000 registered democrats in the state. We’re still sorta seeing the numbers trickle in from the counties as we get updates now that the deadline passed and each county has seen an increase in the number of registered democrats, which is really exciting for us."

For voters that meet specific requirements, a surrogate form can be used to cast a caucus vote if received by the Wyoming Democratic Party via post or email. People need to sign up for that service by the end of the day on Friday.

Van Cleave encourages voters to show up to their caucus site by 9 a.m. and to RSVP at wyodems.org to speed up the check-in process. All caucuses will begin at 11 a.m.