On Saturday, I was the PCC (Precinct Caucus Chair) for my Democrat precinct. Below are some of my thoughts. They might be helpful because Wyoming, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, North Dakota all have caucuses left to go.
For me, with a very large precinct (Precinct 208- 1200 plus registered voters, 166 caucus votes, 10 allotted delegates), everything worked like clockwork. The experience was well planned, well administrated, no personal contention, excellent helpers, etc. I want to really thank the generous and energetic Democrat volunteers, tech help from WCC and my excellent Tally Clerk and Secretary. I didn't get the in-house training. I just memorized the 28 page Precinct Caucus script. I only had four days because my PCO had just moved so I was busy reading and thinking and simulating votes before Saturday morning.
However, I had tables, my laptop, auditorium projector, wireless mic. I kept the script on the big screen and also a spreadsheet I had designed to simulate delegate math. I think it is important as a PCC to be funny, humble, helpful, honest, fair, ask for help, let people speak. We did four rounds of Bernie v. Hillary. We had to because it takes a while to count 166 sheets! Our Tally Clerk actually numbered the corners sequentially of each voter's sheet she received as if she had been trained as a database professional! People really enjoyed speaking. I really had a great though exhausting morning. One subject that has come up is discussion afterwards is precinct caucus math. Below is my take on this math and the delegate selection process.