It has come to my attention that some people are not familiar with the difference between a primary and a caucus. Since we are in an election cycle I thought I would explain.
Caucus: A private meeting of members of a political party to plan action or to select delegates for a nominating convention. A caucus is more of a party affair, similar to a town hall meeting. These meetings can be held anywhere from public venues to private homes. Members gather, listen to speeches, and engage in discussion before voting for a candidate. Only registered members of that particular party are allowed to vote.
Primary: An election held to nominate a candidate for a particular party in a forthcoming election for public office. Democrats can vote in a Republican primary and vice versa. These elections are held only in public voting poll locations. The majority of candidates today are selected in primaries.
Caucus States: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nevada, Nebraska, Washington, Maine, Wyoming, Texas, Utah.
Texas has both a primary and a caucus. 2/3 of the delegates in Texas are determined by primary results, and 1/3 of the delegates in Texas are determined by the caucus results.