Northwest Iowa — One of the privileges we have as Iowans is to participate in the first-in-the-nation caucuses, which during a Presidential year have the ability to set the tone for the rest of the campaign. Some candidates, after doing poorly in the Iowa caucuses, decide to throw in the towel.
The 2020 Iowa caucuses are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3rd on both the Democratic and Republican sides.
It is highly encouraged you are registered to vote before you attend your local caucus. Only registered Republicans can caucus at their Republican caucus and only registered Democrats can caucus at their Democratic caucus. If you aren’t sure if you’re registered with a party or want to register on caucus night, officials tell us you should make sure you bring your ID and proof of residency to your caucus.
In most locations, everyone needs to be in line by 7:00 to participate. Doors open at 6:30.
On the Democratic side, in Lyon County, there are caucuses in George, Inwood, Larchwood, and Rock Rapids. In Osceola County, there is only one Democratic caucus for the whole county — at the Sibley Senior Center. In O’Brien County, the Democratic caucuses will be in Sheldon, Sanborn, Hartley, Primghar, Paullina, and Sutherland. In Sioux County, there are caucuses in Alton, Orange City, Boyden, Hawarden, Hull, Rock Valley, and Sioux Center. And some towns have more than one, in multiple locations.
Caucus officials remind you that you can’t caucus just anywhere. To find your Democratic caucus location, you can go to iowademocrats.org/2020-caucuses
On the Republican side, Lyon County Republicans will all caucus at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids. Osceola County Republicans will all caucus at the Osceola County Courthouse in Sibley. O’Brien County Republican caucuses will be in Sutherland, Sheldon, Hartley, Sanborn, Paullina, and Primghar. Sioux County Republicans will have caucuses in Alton, Hospers, Ireton, Hull, Orange City, Rock Valley, and Sioux Center.
To find your Republican caucus, you can visit iowagop.org/2020-caucus-locations/.
A list of caucus locations follows. Democrats, followed by Republicans.
Lyon County Democrats:
|George – Precinct 1, George Community Building – A, 117 South Main Street, George, IA 51237|
|Doon – Precinct 2, Inwood City Hall – A, 103 South Main Street, Inwood, IA 51240|
|Inwood – Precinct 3, Inwood City Hall – B, 103 South Main Street, Inwood, IA 51240|
|Larchwood – Precinct 4, Larchwood Recreation Center – A, 1138 Broadway Street, Larchwood, IA 51241|
|Lester – Precinct 5, Larchwood Recreation Center – B, 1138 Broadway Street, Larchwood, IA 51241|
|Little Rock – Precinct 6, George Community Building – B, 117 South Main Street, George, IA 51237|
|Rock Rapids – Precinct 7, Forster Community Center – A, 404 Main Street Rock Rapids, IA 51246|
|Rock Rapids – Precinct 8, Forster Community Center – B, 404 Main Street, Rock Rapids, IA 51246|
Osceola County Democrats: All one caucus, at the Sibley Senior Center
O’Brien County Democrats:
|1-Carroll/Floyd||Sheldon City Hall/SCDC Boardroom||416 Ninth Street, Sheldon|
|2-Franklin||Sanborn Community Building||225 Main Street, Sanborn|
|3-Hartley/Lincoln/Omega||Hartley Library||91 First Street SE, Hartley|
|4-Sheldon Ward 1||Sheldon City Hall/Upper B||416 Ninth Street, Sheldon|
|5-Sheldon Ward 2||Sheldon City Hall/Upper A||416 Ninth Street, Sheldon|
|6-Sheldon Ward 3||Sheldon City Hall/Downstairs||416 Ninth Street, Sheldon|
|7-Summit/Center/Dale/Highland||South O’Brien School/Elementary Gym||155 Third Street NE, Primghar|
|8-Union/Baker/Caledonia||South O’Brien School/Conference Room 152||307 W Groesbeck Street, Paullina|
|9-Waterman/Grant/Liberty||Sutherland Fire Hall||509 S Beech Street, Sutherland|
Sioux County Democrats:
|Alton/Nassau/East Orange — Alton Public Library|
|Floyd/Lynn — Orange City Public Library|
|Grant/Sheridan — Demco Community Center, Boyden|
|HW/BC/LG/WA/EG S — Hawarden Community Center|
|Lincoln — Hull Public Library|
|OC 1/Holland West — Orange City Public Library|
|OC 2/Holland E/NS 4-9 — Iowa State Bank, Orange City|
|PL/GF/ST/SX/EG N — Park View Event Center, Rock Valley|
|Reading/Center South — Hawarden Community Center|
|Rock Valley East — Park View Event Center, Rock Valley|
|Rock Valley West/Rock — Park View Event Center, Rock Valley|
|SCN/Capel/Welcome — All Seasons Center, Sioux Center|
|Sherman — Orange City Public Library|
|Sioux Center Central — All Seasons Center, Sioux Center|
|Sioux Center South — Sioux Center Public Library|
|West Branch/Center North — Iowa State Bank, Orange City|
Lyon County Republicans: All one caucus — meeting at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids.
Osceola County Republicans: All one caucus — meeting at the Osceola County Courthouse in Sibley
O’Brien County Republicans:
|Precinct 1 – Carroll & Floyd Townships – Sheldon Community High School, 1700 E 4th St, Sheldon|
|Precinct 2 – Franklin Township – Sanborn Library – 407 Main St, Sanborn|
|Precinct 3: Hartley, Lincoln, & Omega Townships – HMS Elementary (Cafeteria), 240 1st St SE, Hartley|
|Precinct 4: Sheldon 1st Ward – Sheldon Community High School, 1700 E 4th St, Sheldon|
|Precinct 5: Sheldon 2nd Ward – Sheldon Community High School, 1700 E 4th St, Sheldon|
|Precinct 6: Sheldon 3rd Ward – Sheldon Community High School, 1700 E 4th St, Sheldon|
|Precinct 7: Summit, Center, Dale, & Highland Townships – O’Brien County Courthouse, 155 S Hayes Ave, Primghar|
|Precinct 8: Union, Baker, & Caledonia Townships – Paullina Library, 113 Mickley St, Paullina|
|Precinct 9: Waterman, Grant, & Liberty Townships – Sutherland Masonic Lodge, 121 W 2nd St, Sutherland|
Sioux County Republicans:
|Sioux||Alton Nassau East Orange||Alton Community Building||1101 Birch Ave, Alton, IA 51003|
|Sioux||Floyd Lynn||Hospers Community Center||211 Main St, Hospers, IA 51238|
|Sioux||Grant Sheridan||Hospers Community Center||211 Main St, Hospers, IA 51238|
|Sioux||Hawarden BC LG WA EG S||Ireton City Hall||316 Main St, Ireton, IA 51027|
|Sioux||Lincoln||Boyden Hull High School||801 1st St, Hull, IA 51239|
|Sioux||Orange City 1 Holland West||Orange City Hall||125 Central Ave S, Orange City, IA 51041|
|Sioux||Orange City 2 Holland East||MOC FV High School Auditorium||615 8th St SE, Orange City, IA 51041|
|Sioux||Plato GF ST SX EG N||Rock Valley High School||1712 20th Ave, Rock Valley, IA 51247|
|Sioux||Reading Center South||Ireton City Hall||316 Main St, Ireton, IA 51027|
|Sioux||Rock Valley East||Rock Valley High School||1712 20th Ave, Rock Valley, IA 51247|
|Sioux||Rock Valley West Rock||Rock Valley High Schol||1712 20th Ave, Rock Valley, IA 51247|