Iowa Democrats detail plan to offer remote caucus

Iowa Democrats detail plan to offer remote caucus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats are trying to expand access to the leadoff presidential caucuses by allowing out-of-state military members & Iowans living abroad to participate remotely.

Party officials are announcing details of their "tele-caucus" plan Tuesday. This would cover active duty military members serving out of state & some Iowa residents who are living abroad, including those in the Peace Corps & diplomatic personnel, military family members & students.

The tele-caucus will be held at the same time as the caucuses on Feb. 1. Eligible participants must register online ahead of time & will call in or use Skype to join on caucus night.

p>The tele-caucus is part of a series of efforts to expand access to the process.

Source: “Associated Press”