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6 things you need to know about Presidential caucuses in Wyoming

Super Tuesday, the day eleven states vote for their say in the Republican Presidential Nomination race, is on, you guessed it, Tuesday, March 1. This is the month in Wyoming that registered Republicans will caucus and cast their votes for Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich or Ben Carson. Here's what you need to know. 1. How it works: Wyoming has Precinct Caucuses in each county (see the full list here ), as a state, Wyoming Republicans do not vote for a presidential candidate in a caucus on Super Tuesday like some other states do. The purpose of precinct caucuses in Wyoming is to elect delegates to the County Convention. The County Convention will take place in every county March 12. That is where Wyoming Republicans will elect the people who will represent each county at the National Convention in July. "When we choose those people (at the County Conventions), they will get up and say, 'If you vote for me, I will support x candidate at the National Convention," Wyoming GOP Chairman Matt Micheli said in a video with Secretary of State Ed Murray. [image: 20160227_115614.jpg] *Caucusing in Gillette today* 2. Who can vote in Wyoming's caucuses: Wyoming's caucuses are closed, meaning registered Democrats can't vote in the Republican caucus and vice versa. You must be registered in one of the two political parties to participate in their respective events. 3. Who will Wyoming vote for: We're not going to guess. However, a straw poll conducted by the Wyoming GOP shows Ted Cruz with a slight lead over Donald Trump. Trump is followed by Rand Paul (who has dropped out) and Marco Rubio. 4. What will the outcome mean: It's hard to tell. In both 2008 and 2012, Wyoming went to Mitt Romney; he won the party nomination in 2012, but not in 2008. 5. Where can I meet the candidates: As of the morning of Feb. 27, none of the five have Wyoming stops on their schedules. However, Cruz and Kasich have both swung by since the start of the campaign season. 6. What happens after Super Tuesday in Wyoming: The Democratic Caucuses will be held in April, should neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton concede the race beforehand. Over the course of the coming months, the state's Republican Party will select which delegates at county conventions who will go to the Republican National Convention, which will be held July 18-21. August 16 is Wyoming's primary for non-presidential races, and the national General Election is in November. *photos: Trump h/t Gage Skidmore; Cruz h/t public domain; Rubio h/t Michael Vadon ; Kasich h/t public domain; Carson h/t Gage Skidmore * #county10 #buckrail #reboot #springcity #oilcity #shortgo #news