Reno Gazette Journal, Iowa, Paper Ballots

Reno Gazette Journal, Iowa

Nevada Democrats turn to Scantron-style paper ballots after Iowa caucus results chaos

The move sheds new light on long-awaited plans to avoid an Iowa-style voting debacle.

13.2.2020

Nevada Democrats turn to Scantron-style paper ballots after Iowa caucus results chaos

The move sheds new light on long-awaited plans to avoid an Iowa -style voting debacle.

RENO — The Nevada State Democratic Party will use scannable paper ballots during its crucial upcoming caucus in a bid to avoid a repeat of Iowa’s tech-troubled presidential nominating contest. A memo sent to campaigns on Monday confirms early voters will fill out paper ballots that will later be sent to party-run “processing hubs” for scanning and storage. Organizers of Nevada’s closely watched third-in-the-nation nominating contest last week ditched the cell phone app software widely blamed for Iowa’s results-reporting fiasco. But officials aren’t completely abandoning caucus day technology. A copy of the memo obtained by the Reno Gazette Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, says caucusgoers will check in at their voting precinct on a “PDF voter roll” downloaded to party-purchased iPads. Voters will then be handed a card with a “voter PIN” number needed to correctly fill out a Google Form that will help “track participants and streamline data collection.” Officials said paper sign-in sheets will be available if needed. Related: Nevada drops Caucus Day app blamed for Iowa vote-reporting debacle After writing down their presidential preferences, early voters will slip their ballot and voting card into boxes watched over by some 3,000 caucus volunteers around the state. The memo goes on to say that presidential campaigns will receive data about who voted early, but not the results of the votes. The party has said it will not release those tallies until in-person caucusing wraps up on Feb. 22. Monday’s missive sheds new light on long-lingering questions about how the Silver State planned to process ballots cast during its newly expanded four-day early caucusing period. It might also go some way toward easing campaign operatives’ concerns about a lack of communication with state party officials. Multiple presidential campaigns on Thursday told the RGJ that they had sometimes gone days without speaking to the party — silences that may speak volumes about the uncertainty still looming over the state’s fast-approaching caucus. Story continues“We’re focusing on what we can control — turning out our supporters and reaching people where they are,” Terrence Clark, Nevada campaign spokesman for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, added on Monday. State party spokeswoman Molly Forgey has repeatedly denied reports blaming officials for leaving campaigns out of the loop. She told the RGJ officials have been in “regular contact” with 2020 presidential hopefuls. Early caucusing in Nevada begins on Feb. 15 at any one of 80 locations around the state. The state’s closed caucus system is open to registered Democrats who will be over the age of 18 by Nov. 3. For more information, visit caucus.nvdems.com. Read the full memo below: MEMO_ Early Vote Caucus Update by Reno Gazette Journal on Scribd James DeHaven is the politics reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal. He covers campaigns, the Nevada Legislature and everything in between. Support his work by subscribing to RGJ.com right here. This article originally appeared on Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada caucus: Democrats move to paper ballots after Iowa results mess Read more: Yahoo News

Buttigieg, Sanders campaigns request Iowa recanvass: Iowa DemocratsThe two Democrats who lead the Iowa caucuses - Senator Bernie Sanders and former... esaagar Smart move by Sanders to be able to say it’s not over, while other states are voting. Chaos agents esaagar Lol. Damage is done. They Denied Bernie his post Iowa bump, giving it to Buttigeg instead. There is no walking that back.

Buttigieg, Sanders campaigns request Iowa recanvass - Iowa DemocratsThe two Democrats who lead the Iowa caucuses - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and f... It's very pleasing knowing this will be the last year of caucuses and that micro state having such influence in our electoral process. This has been a shit show from the get go and the results shouldn’t be trusted by any of the candidates. Waste of time.

Buttigieg, Sanders campaigns request Iowa recanvass: Iowa DemocratsThe two Democrats who lead the Iowa caucuses - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and f... Waste even more time. Neither are going to win. Neither can win in November so it doesn't really matter When you start with what look like maybe hacks you investing irregularities? CIA is special.

Nevada Democrats to rely on paper-based early caucus votingNevada’s Democratic Party has announced new paper-based balloting for its early vote starting Saturday as it scrambles to reconfigure plans and avoid tech problems and reporting delays that mired Iowa ’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The party, which dumped its original plan to have people cast early

Nevada Democrats to rely on paper-based early caucus votingNevada’s Democratic Party has announced new paper-based balloting for its early vote starting Saturday. What an idea! I just picked up 300 of them. Gonna get writer’s cramp today. Was planning on getting another 300 tomorrow but I will see how that cramp goes. My friend has 500 so I’m laughing at her. Bernie Bernie Bernie. Thank goodness, ive never been so happy for a State to use paper ballots.

Why the Turnout in Iowa Has Some Democrats WorriedDERRY, N.H. -- In her retirement, Gayle Esterly is doing her best to fight the good fight for the Democratic Party.She participates in the Women&39;s March annually and has protested for science-related causes. She&39;s written postcards to Congress and traveled to the New Hampshire Statehouse to push Democrats have a lot to be worried about because they're doing such a shitty job with bringing people together and finding a good candidate to beat Trump! If Trump wins again, it's your fault



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