The two frontrunner for the vote in the state are Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden…
It is first bigger and diverse state casting ballots for the Presidential nomination…
The actual caucus is Saturday, February 22….
The turnout for the early vote IS heavy already in some places….
Dozens of sites opened for early voting in the Nevada Democratic Party’s presidential caucuses Saturday, the first time the state has offered early caucusing.
The early-voting period and same-day registration will run from Saturday to Tuesday at more than 80 sites, including four back-of-house locations at Las Vegas casinos. Caucus Day is scheduled for Feb. 22.
Nevada is the first and only caucus state to offer early voting.
The state party has also expanded bilingual preference cards to include a third language, Tagalog, along with English and Spanish, to accommodate a growing Asian American Pacific Islander community.
The Democratic Party described Nevada as a “tiebreaker,” state.
“In 2008, Nevada was the deciding state after Barack Obamawon Iowa and Hillary Clinton beat him in New Hampshire,” the statement said. “And in 2016, Nevada became a tiebreaker after Clinton won Iowa and Bernie Sanders took New Hampshire. In both cases, Nevada broke for the eventual nominee.”…
At Temple Sinai in Summerlin, it took hours for people to vote due to massive turnout. Hundreds of people showed up, with overflow parking having to stretch across the street to Becker Middle School.
“This was not anticipated,” said Michael Weiss, president of the Red Rock Democratic Club. “I think part of what facilitated this is what happened in Iowa and people wanting to avoid the chaos of the caucus.”
Weiss said he arrived at the temple and found people waiting in line at noon, an hour before it opened. He and other volunteers were shocked at the flood of people who proceeded to show up throughout the afternoon.
With seven volunteers and six iPads to check voters’ registration, many caucusgoers waited more than three hours to caucus, but he said people were mostly understanding, and many stepped up to help out.
“We need at least double the amount of people and more iPads,” Weiss said.
Allen Gelfius – and many other voters at the temple – said he was frustrated by the delays. In his view, it showed why the party should move to a primary system….
image…Las Vegas Review-Journal