Jul 8, 2019
Democrats in Iowa and Nevada will be able to vote over the phone
Democrats in Iowa and Nevada will be able to vote over the phone instead of showing up at traditional caucus meetings next February, according to state-party plans reported by AP's Michelle Price and Tom Beaumont.
Context: The tele-caucus systems, the result of a DNC mandate, are aimed at opening the local-level political gatherings to more people, especially evening shift-workers and people with disabilities.
Why it matters: The changes are expected to boost voter participation, presenting a new opportunity for 2020 candidates.
- In Iowa, polls show as many as 20% of Democrats will participate virtually.