Iowa’s Republican and Democratic Parties Making Final Caucus Preparations

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DES MOINES, Iowa – With the Iowa caucuses drawing closer, Iowa's Republican and Democratic parties are making final preparations for Monday night.

Those preparations include mobilizing their volunteers.

“We have 681 locations, with at least one volunteer in all of those spots, often times many more," said Sam Lau, Democratic Party of Iowa Communications Director. "Meanwhile, we'll have people staffing our caucus helpline in case anyone has any questions.”

The parties are responsible for making sure each caucus site is counted and has enough voter registration forms on hand.

Come caucus night, both Democrats and Republicans agree one thing will make the process easier.

"We are really evolved with the technology and we're really excited about the Microsoft app this year," said Ryan Gough, Republican Party of Iowa Caucus Director. "We've actually tested all 681 precincts and we've done successful tests with that so we're really excited about getting those results back on Monday."

Precinct captains will enter results into the Microsoft app, sending them to party headquarters.

The results will then be made available to the public in real time.


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