Nebraska Democrats will caucus beginning Saturday morning – some for the first time.
Tanner Rayburn of Lincoln says he is ready to figure it out as he goes.
“I’m not quite sure how the process works,” Rayburn tells Nebraska Radio Network. “I’m looking forward to learning that and just getting my hands into the political system is gonna be cool.”
One of Rayburn’s friends, Baily Sheehan, is another first-time caucus goer, who says she is looking forward to meeting like-minded people.
“Everyone who understands the campaign, understands what we’re trying to do for this nation, and trying to help this nation,” Sheehan says. “I think that’s just the most exciting thing about it. We want to be part of the change in history.”
The Democrats will caucus in all 93 counties Saturday from 10am to 8pm (CST).
More than 350,000 registered Democrats have the opportunity to caucus. Others who want to register or switch their affiliation can do so at their caucus site.
Brenna Zimmer of Lincoln says she has prepared to do it for the first time.
“About a month ago, I looked up everything, figured out everything online,” Zimmer tells Nebraska Radio Network. “I figured out where my caucus station is and all that stuff, so yeah, I have it figured out. I’m totally ready to go.”
She is supporting Bernie Sanders, but says she is not sure how persuasive she will be during the caucus.
“If they really believe in their politics and (Hillary Clinton) is the candidate for them – I’m all for that,” Zimmer says. “So I’m not really into persuading people, but I’m definitely pro-Bernie and I’m not afraid to say that and talk about that.”
Zimmer says the most important thing is that Democrats take part in the caucus.
Mike Lauver has been a caucus goer since Nebraska Democrats switched from a primary election system in 2008.
He is looking forward to persuading some people to go for Bernie Sanders.
“I hope I can sway somebody. During the 2008 caucus, we had a few people jump over to our side, for Obama,” Lauver tells Nebraska Radio Network. “I’m hoping we can do the same and pull some Hillary supporters.”
Democrats will decide which candidates get the 25 delegates up for grabs.
The Nebraska Democratic Party’s caucus information is HERE.