The Democratic caucuses are held in Nevada, Feb. 20, 2016.
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Here’s your handy election glossary

Understanding the presidential election process can be confusing – like why are the rules for a Democratic and Republican caucus so different? What’s the difference between a primary and an open primary? 

For when you need a quick explainer, refer to our official Decision 2016 Election Glossary.


Here's your handy election glossary