Put in Your 2 Cents! Participate in the 2016 Iowa Caucus!

What even is a caucus?

While a caucus is much like a primary in the sense that residents cast their ballot and a candidate with the most ballots wins, a caucus night involves discussing candidates as well. Although the candidate that wins each Iowa caucus may not win the presidential nomination, Iowa has set the stage for many nominated candidates.

Where is the 2016 caucus?

This year’s caucus night is February 1st, 2016 at 7 pm. The parties are suggesting that any voter arrive 45 minutes to an hour ahead of the start time. If you are attending the caucuses, you should already have registered to vote or plan to register upon arrival. Both parties have already printed their sign in lists, so you will have to fill out the registration form with your school address and bring it to your caucus if registration is not complete. There will be no absentee voting, so each voter will have to attend their designated caucus according to the location list.

Need a little assistance with who’s running? We’ve got your back:


Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton (NY)

Former Gov. Martin O'Malley (MD)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT)


Former Gov. Jeb Bush (FL)

Dr. Ben Carson (FL)

Gov. Chris Christie (NJ)

Sen. Ted Cruz (TX)

Carly Fiorina (CA)

Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (VA)

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR)

Gov. John Kasich (OH)

Sen. Rand Paul (KY)

Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (PA)

Donald Trump (NY)

According to the Johnson County Auditors’ website


Need more information?

Johnson County Democrats

Phone 319-337-8683

Iowa Democratic Party

Johnson County Republicans

Phone 319-339-8381

Republican Party of Iowa