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Idaho GOP will caucus for president in March

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Big changes were announced Friday for how Idahoans will determine its nominee for the presidential election.

The Idaho GOP said it will hold a caucus instead of a primary.

This comes after the legislature failed to reconvene before the deadline set by the Republican National Committee.

It was earlier this year when Idaho legislators voted to eliminate the March election but did not establish  a new date for a presidential primary election. 

There was talk of holding a possible special session to fix the issue, but the deadline the GOP set for that has now passed.

The March 2 caucus is different than a primary election.

Registered Republicans would have to show up at a specific date, time and location for a caucus instead of going to a voting booth to cast a ballot. 

Each candidate who participates in the caucus will have five minutes to share his or her vision for our country.

This might be done in person, via a local representative or by video.

Once that is done, you will cast your vote and either head home or stay behind to witness the tally.

There will not be multiple rounds of voting, and with no special session to re-instate a primary, the Idaho Democrats also plan to hold a presidential caucus. It will be May 25.

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