More on UOCAVA and caucus participation in Iowa

I have gotten a number of off line questions about my posting last week proposing an online discussion “caucus” that would allow military and civilians overseas to participate in the Iowa (or other) caucuses.

It’s definitely technically feasible.  The most challenging part would be validating the participants as registered voters in the state, but that’s mainly a data lift.  It’s not hard with the right programming skill and a partnership with a political party or the Secretary of State’s office.

The problem now is timing–with a likely Iowa caucus date of January 3rd, there is really no way to establish partners, set up a website, contact potential UOCAVA participants, and validate registration.