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Lee County Democrats prepare for the Iowa Caucus

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Democrats in Iowa are preparing for the upcoming Iowa Caucus.

Local election officials are training in order to run the caucus as smoothly as possible in a couple weeks. For some officials, this training is especially important, because it will be their first time leading a precinct.

Friday night, Iowa democrats packed a room at the Fort Madison Public Library in order to train for February's caucus.

Paul Wykowski is taking the course for the first time. He said he wants to be prepared to help the caucus in the Jackson township.

"It's a whole different thing. So i'm going to try to round up people and make sure we get represented at the fire house there on Argyle Road," said Wykowski .

All caucus chairs and secretaries are encouraged to take these trainings because officials say there have been changes made from previous caucuses.

The trainings are also open to people who are curious about the caucus process.

Then there are others who take the training like Wykowski who plans on acting as a precinct captain for his candidate Elizabeth Warren.

"This is the first time where I'll be actually representing a campaign so it's going to be a different side of the coin," said Wykowski.

The Lee County Democratic Party will hold another caucus training meeting next week in Keokuk.

The Iowa Caucus is February 3rd.

Brett Knese

Multi-Media Journalist at WGEM News.

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