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