On February 1, voters in Iowa will meet in caucus sites to elect party delegates for Election 2016 candidates.
The Iowa Caucus is different than a primary election, where registered voters cast ballots to be counted and reported by the state's election office. Iowans will elect delegates for political party county conventions, who will then choose the delegates for each party's presidential convention. The caucus votes are counted and reported by the political party. The Iowa Caucus is newsworthy because it is a different process, as well as the first major electoral event in the presidential election.