With early voting over and on the eve of the Nevada Caucus, the Nevada Democratic Party released a memo Friday outlining how it will report the results as concerns grow over the process.
According to the memo:
- The caucus reporting sheet is where the final results of the precinct caucus are
recorded and one representative from each viable group will be asked to sign off
on the results in the precinct room.
- After their precinct caucuses conclude, the precinct chairs will call a hotline to
securely report their results to a trained operator, will submit via text a photo of
their caucus reporting sheet to state party staff through an established MMS
reporting hub, and then they will return their caucus reporting sheet and other
materials to their Site Lead.
- After the caucus, site leads will use one iPad to take a photo of their caucuses
reporting sheets as an additional redundancy, return all reporting sheets into an
appropriate envelope, and deliver all materials back to the State Party.
Three sets of data must be reported according, to rules set by the Democratic National Committee: raw votes from the first alignment, raw votes from the final alignment and the county delegate result.
“The Nevada State Democratic Party has provided a standard process for any presidential candidate to request a prompt and accurate recount where any questions regarding reported results or issues on caucus reporting sheets can be evaluated and addressed,” Alana Mounce, the executive director of the state party, wrote in the memo. “In the event of a recount, if the state party finds that the calculation used to award delegates was not correct, the party will correct the total number of awarded delegates.”
Results “will be posted on a public reporting website hosted by NV Dems with periodic updates.” The memo did not provide the website URL.
Nevada was the first state to implement an early voting period — the state is one of four, along with three territories, that has a caucus.
NV Dems set up more than 80 early voting sites, which nearly 75,000 visited during early voting.