The Utah Legislature did not allocate funds for the primary. The Utah State Democratic Party is funding the primary, which is open to all Utah residents who are U.S. citizens and who will be 18 years old by the 2004 general election. Voters also must publicly declare themselves to be participating as Democrats and that they will not participate in the presidential nominating process of any other party.
Utah has 23 pledged and six unpledged delegates. Of the 23 pledged delegates, 15 are district-level delegates (based on results of a given district's binding primary), five are at-large delegates and three are "party leader and elected official" (PLEO) delegates. Of the six unpledged delegates, five are PLEO delegates and one is an add-on selected at the state Democratic convention on May 7 and 8, 2004.
For more about the delegate selection process, click here.
How does CNN project winners in races? Click here.
Exit polls are a survey of selected voters taken soon after they leave their voting place. Pollsters use this sample information, collected from a small percentage of voters, to track and project how all voters or specific segments of the voters sided on a particular race or ballot measure. For more on how to read exit polls, click here.