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January 31, 2012
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Republicans must have photo ID to participate in Saturdayand#8217;s NV GOP caucus

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Participants in Saturday’s Republican caucus and precinct meetings should bring photo identification to get in and a smartphone if they’d like to find out what they just did.

Thousands of Republicans are expected to participate in the caucuses at various locations around Washoe County, including Incline High School. Registration takes place between 9 and 10 a.m. at the high school, before the precinct meeting begins at 10 a.m. Officials are expecting more than 700 to participate in Incline Village.

Those going to the caucus must be registered Republicans, and they must present a government-issued photo ID in order to register.

Once Republicans have conducted their business of selecting candidates, electing delegates to the county convention and hammering out the party platform, they’ll be able to check results online at the state party website.

The Nevada Republican Party announced a partnership with Twitter and Google to implement new methods of reporting election results.

The partnership will allow Nevadans to receive up-to-the-second results, whether on the web or their mobile phones, in the first ever use of social media to exclusively deliver election results.

“We are proud to announce our partnership with Twitter and Google,” said Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian. “We understand that technology is a crucial part of how our party communicates with voters, so we’re ready to set a trend. The Nevada Republican Party is the first state in the nation to officially release returns in this manner.”

Nevada GOP will also implement a shareable Google result map to track election results as they come in from across the state.

Tarkanian said Nevada will be a crucial state in determining the outcome of the Republican nomination for president.

“Nevada has an important role as the first in the West caucus, the first state awarding delegates in February, and the first and only state to be awarded a full slate of delegates to the Republican National Committee,” she said. “Not only will Nevada be a crucial state in determining the Republican nominee, I believe that after three years of disappointment from Barack Obama, Nevada will be doing our part to also make Obama a one-term president.”

Statewide and county level-results will be available in real-time at www.nevadagop.org.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 31, 2012 05:42PM Published Jan 31, 2012 05:40PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.