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In Nevada, Last-Minute Scramble to Make Voting Tech Work


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Voters in Las Vegas await the start of early voting on Feb. 18.

Nevadas Democratic Party hopes to avoid the chaos of the Iowa caucuses when it holds its own on Saturday.

Credit: Melina Mara/The Washington Post

Nevada's Democratic Party hopes to avoid the fiasco seen in Iowa when it holds its caucuses Saturday with an in-house electronic voting system that it had to assemble quickly.

The party opted to scrap the Shadow app that caused the Iowa debacle, and will instead distribute some 2,000 iPads running Cisco Systems' Meraki software.

The tablets have a single icon on their home page linking to customized Google Cloud software through cellular data.

Site volunteers will write vote totals on paper and on a poster hanging on the site wall during the caucus, to be used for official results.

Volunteers will need to allocate votes manually if the software or app malfunctions, or if the Internet connection is lost.

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