RENO, Nev (KOLO) - The Nevada Caucuses are coming up fast, and both parties are looking for big turnouts. That’s why they are making it as easy as possible to register. You cannot participate in either event unless you are registered. The Democratic Caucus is Saturday, February 20 at 11:00am. The Republican Caucus is Tuesday, February 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
The caucuses are only the third such events where our state is scheduled so early in the process. Both parties are trying to make it as easy to understand and participate as possible.
At Democratic headquarters in Washoe County, Pam duPre shows us the website. You can type in your name and find your caucus location.
Not registered? No problem; there's a link to the Secretary of State’s office to do that for you as well. There's even a fast track system.
“What's called an express check in number or code. And that code, when you get there, you will be able to slide right in. It's going to make the registration process on caucus day go much more smoothly,” says duPre with Washoe County’s Democratic Party.
duPre says you can register as a Democrat on-site the day of the caucuses.
That is not the case with the Republicans. The party's website too has information on your precinct site. And there is a link to Nevada's Secretary of State's office to register as a Republican.
“It is really important that you are registered. Because a lot of people are excited about some of our Republican candidates. But they are not registered to vote or maybe they are registered but the registration is out of date--a wrong address or a wrong party. So you need to register Republican,” says Adam Kahn with Washoe County’s GOP
You must be registered to vote by February 13 in order to participate in the February 23 Nevada Republican Caucus, but the Registrar of Voter's Office is closed on the 13th, which leaves online registration.
If you are not comfortable with registering to vote online, both party headquarters offer to help, as does the Washoe County Registrar's Office.
Get information about voter registration and caucusing for both parties here