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Washoe County Registrar of Voters reminds community of Caucus information
Political parties to organize upcoming Nevada caucus on Feb. 22

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Ventetuolo

WhatIsACaucus.pngReno, Nev. Feb. 4, 2020. The Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office would like to remind the public that while they administer the voting process for Washoe County elections, they do not organize, administer or are involved in the conduct of caucuses.

Who organizes Caucuses in Nevada?

Nevada does not conduct Primary Elections to select Presidential candidates. Instead, major political parties hold caucuses. The political parties determine the dates of the caucuses and deadlines by which to be registered to attend.

For more information on 2020 Nevada Presidential Caucuses, please click here.

What is a Caucus?

A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party. In states that hold caucuses a political party announces the date, time, and location of the meeting. Generally, any voter registered with the party may attend. After discussion and debate an informal vote is taken to determine which delegates should be chosen to represent the party. Caucuses were the original method for selecting candidates but have decreased in number since the primary election was introduced in the early 1900s.

For further details on Nevada law and Presidential Caucus Information, click here. For the history of Nevada caucuses, click here.

Election 2020 Important Dates:

  • Candidate filing (non-judicial): Mar. 2 – Mar. 13, 2020
  • Voter Registration Deadlines: Mail: May 12/ In-Person: May 12/ Online: June 4
  • Early voting for the 2020 Primary Election: May 23, 2020 - June 5, 2020
  • Primary Election Day: June 9, 2020

For more information, please visit: https://www.washoecounty.us/voters/



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