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NV Dems revert to paper ballot in early voting

Posted at 11:58 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 15:29:40-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada State Democratic Party announced new plans for the state's first early voting period in the First in the West Caucus after scrapping plans to use an application similar to the one use in the disastrous Iowa Caucus.

In a party memo, the party said it would use a paper ballot for voting at each of the 80 voting locations across the state.


Volunteers will have party bought tablets with PDF voter rolls installed on them, and voters will have to be on that voter roll, register as a Democrat, or update their registration in order to cast a ballot.

The volunteer will give the voter an ID card with a "voter pin" and their Secretary of State ID number on it, and the voter will enter that information into a check in form through an application called Google Form to track the voter.


The voter will then list their candidate preference on a paper ballot.

According to the memo, that ballot will be stored in a box on site monitored by a trained NV Dems volunteer and, potentially, campaigns and observers.

The ballot box will be taken to a ballot processing hub where they are scanned and secured until Caucus Day.

The memo said the campaigns will receive data about who has voted before the Feb. 22 caucus, but they would not be given any data on who has a lead as the votes aren't tabulated until Caucus Day.

For a list of voting locations across the state and more early voting information visit the Nevada Secretary of State website at NVSOS.gov.