YAKIMA, Wash.-- More than 500 people turned out for one of the GOP caucuses in Yakima Saturday.
They packed an auditorium at West Valley Junior High School.
All were there to take part in the straw poll and also help elect delegates from their local districts.
Many people we spoke to said they're excited to be part of the caucus, and have a hand in sending representatives to the county convention.
"It's important for people to come to caucuses because it's a very grassroots, participation in government. If you don't do this, then you really have no say in what happens in the future," said Riley Forsteer, Ron Paul supporter who was at the caucus.
Several hundred delegates will be chosen throughout the various districts in Yakima.
The county convention is April 14th at the Union Gap School.