Nevada Democratic Party finalizes 2020 caucus dates

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noneThe Nevada State Democratic Party on Monday finalized its presumptive scheduled for the 2020 caucus.

The 2020 delegate selection process will include four days of early voting from Saturday, Feb. 15 through Tuesday, Feb. 18, as well as a virtual caucus on Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 17.

Caucus Day will be Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

This delegate selection plan was voted on by members at the NV Dems State Central Committee meeting Sunday and will be submitted to the Democratic National Committee this Friday.

Leaders from the state’s Democratic Party have for more than a decade been pushing to bolster Nevada’s role in the presidential election process, branding Nevada as “First in the West.”

The Iowa caucus is scheduled for Feb. 3. The New York and New Hampshire primaries are scheduled for Feb. 4 and 11, respectively. The South Carolina Democratic primary is scheduled for Feb. 29.

Super Tuesday will be March 3, 2020.

In a statement Monday, party Chair William McCurdy II said, “I am grateful to our Democratic community for giving us your input and feedback to help make our 2020 caucus the most accessible, expansive, and transparent caucus yet. We know that when we come together and every Nevadan is afforded the ability to participate, we elect leaders who put hardworking families first. I am confident we will elect the Democratic nominee who will defeat Donald Trump next November and finally have a leader who will make our country one that works for all Americans.”

April Corbin
Reporter | April Corbin is an award-winning journalist with a decade of media experience. Most recently she covered local government for Las Vegas Sun. She has also been a staff writer at LEO Weekly, web editor of Las Vegas Weekly and a blogger documenting bike share systems’ efforts to increase ridership in underserved communities. An occasional adjunct journalism professor, April steadfastly rejects the notion that journalism is a worthless major. Amid the Great Recession, she earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she served as editor-in-chief of its student newspaper. She later earned an M.A. in media studies and a graduate certificate in media management from The New School for Public Engagement. April serves as treasurer of the Society of Professional Journalists Las Vegas pro chapter and is an at-large member of the Asian American Journalists Association. A stickler about municipal boundary lines, April enjoys teaching people about unincorporated Clark County. She grew up in Sunrise Manor and currently resides in Paradise. She lives with her boyfriend, his toddler, three mutts and five chickens. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, exploring Nevada and defending selfies.

1 COMMENT

  1. Is this a caucus or a primary? How can you have “early voting” for a caucus? Either the early voting is a dry run or a mock election, or, if the “early voting” votes actually COUNT, we now have a hybrid primary/caucus.

    So–which is it? WTF is going on?

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