Nevada Republicans voted unanimously Saturday to hold their presidential caucuses on Jan. 19, the same day the state’s Democrats have scheduled their caucuses.
“There was no floor discussion,” said Zac Moyle, executive director of the Republican Central Committee.
The vote established certainty in a presidential nominating calendar that’s been in flux.
For weeks, Nevada’s Democrats flirted with moving up their caucuses a week to prevent other states from jumping ahead in the influential early stages of the nominating calendar. Had the state’s Democrats moved, Republicans had said they would likely follow.
But on Tuesday, the state’s Democrats announced they will hold the presidential contest on Jan. 19 after all.
A firm date allows officials with both parties to move forward with plans and preparations for the state’s first early presidential nominating event.
Moyle said mock caucuses will now be held around the state by Republicans.
Public schools and civic clubs throughout the state are being contacted as possible sites.
“Wherever we can get 15 people together, we’re going to hold them,” Moyle said.
Moyle said Republicans have hired two more field staffers to help with training. A consulting company has also been hired for training purposes.
Field staffers and precinct captains will be trained at Clark County Republican headquarters, he said.