Nevada votes: A caucus explainer
February 3rd, 2012
06:28 PM ET
11 years ago

Nevada votes: A caucus explainer

(CNN) – When Nevada Republicans go to caucus on Saturday, they will cast paper ballots for their favoured presidential candidate.

At the local precinct caucuses, voters will hear speeches from representatives of the candidates, then vote. They are required to have registered by Jan. 20, and 17-year-olds who will turn 18 by Nov. 6 - Election Day - are eligible to vote at the caucus. Absentee votes are accepted only from active duty military and their family members.

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All but one of the caucuses open between 9 a.m. and noon PST, and end when the party's business is complete. Out of respect for orthodox Jewish Republicans, who are not supposed to participate in non-religious activities on the Sabbath, a special 7 p.m. caucus will be held. This caucus will take place at a school bearing the name of a major donor to a pro-Gingrich super PAC, though a spokesman said the donor, Sheldon Adelson, was not involved in the special caucus.

Prior to the speeches and presidential vote, caucusgoers conduct local party business, including selection of delegates to county-level conventions, which meet in March.

The Nevada GOP is expected to start releasing results from almost all counties at 5 p.m. PST. Results from the special religious caucus will be released after 7 p.m. PST.

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  1. Pouncie

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    February 3, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |