Nevada Republican party caucus officials will report the results of Tuesday’s election by sending a text message to party officials.
According to The Hill:
There will be 130 caucus locations set up across the state to deal with the 1,700 precincts. According to the party, officials at each caucus location will tally the results and send them off to the county and state headquarters “via telephone and photo confirmation.” The Associated Press also has been tasked with delivering the results from Nevada to the public and flagging any “data issues” with the numbers.
“A smartphone picture of the tally sheet will be sent to the party,” a fact sheet provided by the party reads. “Results will be compiled and reviewed by the party, and shared with AP. As the news organization inserts the results into its election system, it will share any data issues with the party.”
States including Iowa and New Hampshire used Microsoft reporting technology to tally votes. Nevada will rely on volunteers at the caucus locations to count the ballots, take a photograph, and text it to party officials.
Nevada has a history of chaotic caucuses. In 2012, caucuses didn’t finish reporting the results until a day after the polls closed because of infighting and lack of organization.