CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Some Caddo Republicans spent Tuesday evening caucusing for the 2016 presidential election.
The whole purpose of the caucus is to decide which delegates from Caddo Parish will be eligible to go to the GOP convention in Cleveland.
Caddo Parish resident Robert Even was one of several first-time caucusers who turned out to vote. "I think it was easier than expected," he said.
"We need to move forward out of the politics that we are embroiled in and get things done for the country and for the people," Even said.
Caddo Parish Republican Party Chairman Louis R. Avallone says caucusing is one way to have your voice heard.
"By participating in political events and party events for you to change that leadership and to make a change. This is the gloriousness of our nation in action," he said.
Louisiana has 46 delegates to take to the convention. By caucusing, voters were able to elect up to 6 delegates from Caddo Parish to represent them at the national convention. "They are just regular folks like you and me who want to part of the process, who want to go to the convention. So, they signed up and they are on the ballot tonight," Avallone said.
How many Caddo Parish delegates will be able to attend the GOP convention and who they'll be representing will depend on what shakes out this Saturday.
As for the Democratic Party, they will select their district-level delegates in a caucus ending on April 30.