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Parties make final caucus preparations

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With the caucus just one week away, party officials said they're spending that time brushing up on the new rule changes Monday.

Organizers said there are new measures in place to speed up the process.

In years past, organizers said they had to spend a lot of time figuring out the level of support for each candidate but this year, new rules cut out a lot of the busy work.

"When you actually have your preference, we are going to break into preference groups and if your group is not viable then you have to set up another group or get to move into another group," Lee County Democratic Central Commitee treasurer Becky Gaylord said.

Gaylord said when the big day comes, everyone should make sure they're ready.

"The biggest thing we would like them to know is who they want to caucus for and who they want the next president to be," she said. "We're trying to get everything underway for the caucus and then we'll have everyone knowing for sure who they would like to caucus for."

Gaylord said Democrats expect a big turn out next week.

Lee County Republicans said they will also caucus despite the President Trump's dominance and lack of serious challengers.

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Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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