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2020 Caucus: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a precinct caucus? 

A: The Nevada Democratic precinct caucuses are gatherings of neighbors organized by the Nevada State Democratic Party (NSDP). Democrats join other voters in their precinct to express their preferences for Democratic candidates running for president. With our First in the West status, Nevadans will be the third state to share our recommendations on the Democratic presidential nominee to the rest of the country.

Q: How do the Democratic precinct caucuses work on February 22nd?

A: Registered Democrats will arrive and check in at their precinct caucus location on February 22nd, 2020. When the caucus begins, eligible caucus-goers divide to form presidential preference groups. If a preference group for a candidate does not have enough people to be considered “viable,” (a threshold set at the start of your precinct caucus), eligible attendees will have an opportunity to join another preference group. Delegates are then awarded to the preference groups based on their size. Caucus Day will also give you the opportunity to sign up to be a member of your county central committee and to submit resolutions to the county platform. This information only applies to the precinct caucuses on February 22nd. You may also choose to participate in the virtual caucus or early vote period prior to Caucus Day. See below for more information.

You can find your precinct caucus location on our website by January 15, 2020. Visit caucus.nvdems.com to check for updates.

Q: How do I participate in the caucus? 

A: Any registered Democrat in the state may participate in the caucus process through one of three processes: the virtual caucus, in-person early voting, or by attending your precinct caucus. Casino employees on the Las Vegas Strip will also have the option of attending strip caucus sites on Caucus Day. Participants may register to vote same day or change party affiliation at any early vote location, caucus day location or strip caucus location. For more information on the options for participating in the caucus, please visit caucus.nvdems.com

In order to participate in the virtual caucus, voters must be a registered Democrat in Nevada by November 30, 2019. To register, please visit action.nvdems.com/register_to_vote

Q: When is the Nevada caucus? 

A: The Nevada precinct caucuses will be held on February 22, 2020. 

Q: When is the virtual caucus?

A: If you choose to participate in the virtual caucus, you can participate on either Sunday, February 16, 2020, or Monday, February 17, 2020.

Q: How do I participate in the virtual caucus?

A: Any Nevadan may participate in the virtual caucus if they are a registered Democrat by November 30, 2019 and sign up with NSDP between January 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and January 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please visit caucus.nvdems.com to sign up during the registration period. If you need to change your party affiliation or register to vote, please visit action.nvdems.com/register_to_vote.

Q: When is the early vote period? 

A: The early vote period will be held from Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Voters will be able to participate at any early vote location within the county in which they are registered to vote.

Q: Where can I find my early vote and precinct locations? 

A: The NSDP will share and post all early vote locations on our website by October 1, 2019 and all Caucus Day precinct locations by January 15, 2020. Locations will be made available on our caucus website. Please check back as we get closer to the above dates by visiting caucus.nvdems.com.

Q: Who can participate in the caucus? 

A: Any person who is eligible to vote in the state of Nevada and will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, November 3, 2020, may participate. 

On Caucus Day, voters must show up to the precinct caucus location that matches the precinct in which they are registered to vote. Voters may register or change party affiliation on Caucus Day or at their in-person early vote location. 

If voters are participating during the early vote period, they may vote at any early vote location within the county in which they reside. 

If voters decide to participate in the virtual caucus, they need to be a registered Democrat by November 30, 2019 and sign up with NV Dems. Please visit action.nvdems.com/register_to_vote to register.

Q: How do I become a delegate? 

A: Any caucus participant may be considered for election as a delegate to the county convention on Caucus Day, February 22nd, 2020. Anyone who wants to be elected as a national delegate must participate in either the virtual caucus, early vote, or at their precinct caucuses on February 22, 2020. Potential delegates must then participate in each subsequent event–county conventions on April 18, 2020, and the state convention on May 30, 2020.

Q: How are the results reported?

A: Results from each of the precincts will be reported to the NSDP by precinct chairs.

Q: Can I register to vote on the same day? 

A: Yes, participants may register to vote or change party affiliation during early voting or on Caucus Day. If you need to register to vote or change your party affiliation, please visit action.nvdems.com/register_to_vote.

Q: Do I need to bring an ID with me? 

A: No photo identification will be required to participate.

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