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Scott County to Host Youth Caucuses

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High school students in Iowa will experience a caucus this week. The Scott County GOP will host the Iowa Youth Caucus on Saturday as part of a state-wide effort to get students more involved in politics.

Spokesman Kyle Apple says students will be taught how a congressional caucus works and vote on current presidential candidates. They'll also learn how republicans run a caucus compared to democrats.

 
He says more and more high school students are interested in politics, and the mock caucuses are just one way to teach them about elections.

 

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This is the first year Scott County Republicans have hosted a youth caucus. Polk County has held similar events for high schoolers in past years, and the Iowa Secretary of State's office created a curriculum focused on politics, including these mock caucuses.


The Iowa Youth Caucus will begin at 5:30 pm on Saturday at the Scott County Library in Eldridge.