Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How the Iowa Republican Caucuses Work

Republicans will gather at 7 p.m. CT, tonight. According to the Des Moines Register, during the next hour or so, caucusgoers will vote on preferences for the GOP nomination for president, select delegates to attend county conventions, choose members of county central committees and vote on any party platform resolutions.

Once the caucus is called to order, party leaders take care of general business, including the selection of a chairman or chairwoman and a secretary to head the proceedings. Then:

Representatives may speak briefly about candidates before participants cast a vote for their preferred candidate. This vote may be conducted by a show of hands or by paper ballot, depending on the number of people in attendance. The votes are counted and the results immediately called into party headquarters, where they are reported to the news media.

Anyone who will be 18 by the date of the presidential election, Nov. 6, 2012, and is a registered Republican. If caucusgoers are not registered, they can register that night---this allows Democrats to crossover to vote and for independents to vote.


  1. Also, the Ron Paul supporters will be keeping a count of the votes themselves to compare against the final tally.

    Interesting stuff, I've never voted before, but tonite I will. My better half may even get to deliver the speech to the other delegates.

    ... May the Best man win.

  2. The votes will be counted in a secret location. It's not who or how many votes, what matters to the crooked elite is who counts the votes. Welcome to Amerika brother.