Party conventions in April bring together the delegates selected at March neighborhood meetings to choose which candidates running for various races will advance to the November general election. Since the party caucus meetings, candidates have been courting the delegates to lock in their votes at the convention, but it is during the convention that the final appeal gets made with speeches and behind the scenes lobbying.
Voting at the conventions proceeds one contested race at a time. Candidates not reaching a minimum threshold are dropped. The voting continues until one candidate reaches the required minimum to advance to the general election. If neither of the top two candidates reach that level, the two face each other in the June Primary Election.
Utah Democrats and Republicans will hold their conventions on April 21, 2012. Democrats will be at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Republicans hold their convention at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy.
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