RENO, NV - Nearly 55-hundred people pre-registered to take part in Washoe County's Republican caucus Saturday. With more caucus locations than four years ago, there seemed to be few lines and more efficiency.
"You can say what you want about the Democrats, they're a well-oiled machine, we're still learning, we're fast-learners put it that way," Monica Miller said.
Those participating in the caucus were sent to precincts, or smaller gatherings at each site. There, they carried out the procedure of electing delegates to the county convention.
After that, people made passionate pleas to support their candidates.
"Ron Paul is a Christian, he's an Air Force veteran," one speaker said.
Another speaker urged nominating Romney to win over the "moderates and the independents."
Some came to the caucus knowing who they will vote for.
"I'm convinced Mitt is the best one," Troy Williams told KOLO.
"I think he's the more conservative candidate," Ann Potts, who is supporting Gingrich, said.
Other participants said they wanted to hear from their neighbors before making a decision.
After the pleas, votes were made. The votes were counted at caucus locations, and will be re-counted at Washoe County Republican offices in Reno.