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Iowa Democrats to offer "Tele-Caucus"

"I Voted" buttons lay in a bowl on the voting machine as voters case their ballots in...
&quot;I Voted&quot; buttons lay in a bowl on the voting machine as voters case their ballots in the Iowa City Community School District's Revenue Purpose Statement at the Coralville Community Center on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Coralville, Iowa. At the 11am status phone call, the precinct had the most voters with 153. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette-KCRG-TV9)<br />(KCRG)
Published: Dec. 8, 2015 at 12:57 PM CST
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The Iowa Democratic Party is creating a virtual caucus location for members of the military who are serving out-of-state and also for Iowan's living abroad. The Tele-Caucus will take place online on February 1st at 7pm as Iowans are also gathering in meeting places across the state.

To participate Iowans have to be registered to vote and covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.. This would include, members of the military stationed outside Iowa, military family members living abroad, members of the Peace Corps, diplomatic Corps and students and other Iowans living abroad.

Participants will have to register for the Tele-Caucus online before January 6, 2016. Once a participant is registered and verified they'll receive a call-in number and pin number to access the event.

Party members say, "The Tele-Caucus will run nearly identically to the Iowa Democratic precinct caucuses. Participants will be able to align with a candidate, or to an uncommitted group, by pressing a number on their phone, and there will also be a realignment process. At the end of the Tele-Caucus, two state delegates will be awarded."