October 30th, 2007
04:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Caucusing 101

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Now that the Nevada Democratic caucus is set to take place on January 19, the state's Democratic Party is putting in place a program to teach rural high school students the art of caucusing.

The party has been coordinating with several school districts to form a "non partisan curriculum" guiding high school seniors through the basics of what can be a confusing process.

While the majority of high school seniors are under 18, the Democratic Party notes 17 year-olds are allowed to participate in the caucus if they will turn 18 by Election Day, November 4, 2008.

Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina are the only four states sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee to hold their presidential nominating contests in January.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Nevada
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Wayne C., Orlando, FL

    I'm sure you'll get a lot of comments about "pots" and "kettles" here, but it's still a legitimate point (about our President's apocaylptic mental state), and I'm glad somebody's bringing it up publicly.

    October 30, 2007 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  2. Daniel, NY

    The last poll from Nevada has Giuliani and Romney in a dogfight, while Clinton crushes the Democratic field. Full numbers here.

    October 30, 2007 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |