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2020 Iowa Caucus

February 3, 2020

Caucus Election
The Iowa Caucuses are most commonly known for the role they play in selecting each political party’s nominee for president every four years. Under Iowa law, the Iowa Caucuses are the first event in the presidential nomination season in the country. The Caucuses are also held in non-presidential even numbered years and serve mainly for the purpose of selecting local party leadership and delegates to the party’s conventions. The Caucuses are under the direction of the different state political parties and the Election Department within the Auditor’s office plays no role in their administration.

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The 2020 Iowa Caucus is right around the corner. Here are some of the most common questions we get about them. Please contact your political party if you would like more information or have any questions regarding the caucuses.

With the 2020 Iowa Caucuses right around the corner here are some of the most common questions we get about them.  Please contact your political party if you would like more information or have any questions regarding the caucuses. The Election Department within the Auditor’s office plays no role in their administration.

Caucus Locations

You can find a full list of caucus locations here.

The location of your caucus is based on which parties' caucus you are attending and your General Election Voting Precinct. Visit either the Iowa Democratic Party or the Iowa Republican Party website to find your caucus location or for more information.

When is the Caucus?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at 7p.m.  It is recomended that you arrive early.

What is a caucus?

The Iowa Caucuses are most commonly known for the role they play in selecting each political party’s nominee for president every four years. Under Iowa law, the Iowa Caucuses are the first event in the presidential nomination season in the country. The Caucuses are also held in non-presidential even numbered years and serve mainly for the purpose of selecting local party leadership and delegates to the party’s conventions. 

How do the Caucuses work?

The way the caucuses work depends on which parties' caucus you attend.  For a great look at how the caucuses function we recommend checking out this article from the Des Moines Register.

Who runs the Caucuses?

The Political Parties.  The Iowa Caucuses are organized and conducted by the different state political parties and the Election Department within the Auditor’s office plays no role in their administration.

Do I need to be registered for the caucus?

Yes, you must be a registered voter to participate in the caucus.  You may register to vote or update your political party affiliation the night of the caucus.

This webpage was printed on July 13, 2020. For the most current election-related information, visit the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Elections website at elections.pottcounty-ia.gov.
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