- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - At least 30,000 Republicans are expected to participate in an online presidential caucus vote in Utah Tuesday.

The Utah Republican Party announced the numbers Saturday morning.

The party says they expect a total of 200,000 Republicans to vote next week, either online or in-person at neighborhood caucus meetings.

In addition to the 30,000 Republicans registered for the new online system, the GOP says they’re working to verify voter registration information with 10,000 more who are seeking to vote online.

The decision by the Utah GOP to allow online voting is one of the first prominent uses of the process in the country.

Utah Democrats are only offering voters a chance to cast their ballots in person Tuesday. They said they didn’t want to spend $80,000 to set up online voting as the GOP did.

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