Caucus turnout update: 36,000 over three days

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Waiting to early vote at the AFL-CIO state office in Henderson Saturday. (Photo: Hugh Jackson)
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Waiting to early vote at the AFL-CIO state office in Henderson Saturday. (Photo: Hugh Jackson)

More than 10,000 people participated in the Nevada caucus early voting process Monday, bringing the total for three days of early voting to more than 36,000, the Nevada Democrats announced Tuesday.

On Saturday, the first day of early voting, more than 18,500 people cast their presidential preferences. Another 7,500 early voted Sunday.

Tuesday is the last chance to early vote.

The more traditional caucuses, when voters who haven’t voted early will gather at more than 2,000 locations around the state, is Saturday.

The last time Nevada Democrats had a presidential caucus, in 2016, there was no early voting, just the one Saturday caucus day, and 84,000 people showed. The only other contested Nevada caucus, in 2008 when Nevada was an early state for the first time, was also a one-day affair, and attracted 118,000 participants.

For a breakdown on the caucus, read: So you want to caucus? Here’s what you need to know.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.