The caucus system is as old as the state itself and one the Count My Vote group says has seen its day.
Executive Chairman Rich McKeown told ABC 4 Utah, "One of the problems of the caucus convention system, in our opinion, is that 80 percent, no better than 80 percent of elections are decided at the convention."
The delegates who choose these candidates make up just two-tenths of one percent of registered voters in the state, and that opponents say, makes the system too easily hijacked by special interest groups.
The Count My Vote group would like to see a larger number of voters involved by way of a direct primary.
"Any candidate who desires to be on the ballot must get two percent of the signatures of the registered voters for that particular jurisdiction and they would then appear on the ballot,” explained McKeown.
Opponents say the direct primary system allows candidates to ignore rural areas of the state and communicate only by paid advertising - giving the most benefit to those with the biggest pocketbooks.
Former State Representative Fred Cox told ABC 4 Utah, "We've been nicknaming it ‘buy my vote’ because it basically fixes it so those people who are the political royalty in Utah basically proposing to buy our election system."
Despite having a big billfold, under the direct primary system, all potential candidates would have to get the signatures needed to get on the ballot and that's an idea many voters are getting behind.
Concerned voter Kimberly King told ABC 4 Utah, "There are many people within the community that I would find more able to represent us than people who are currently in office."
The Count My Vote group is currently gathering signatures to get their proposal on the 2014 ballot. They have to have 102,000 signatures by April 15th.
They also have to have several public hearings the first of which happens this Wednesday.
For more information contact Count My Vote at 10 West 100 South, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, or visit www.countmyvoteutah.org.