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Black Hawk County Auditor cautions of tricky state database

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- Caucus night is right around the corner and you need to be registered to vote to participate. However, a system on the Secretary of State's website might make you think you aren't registered.

The 'Am I Registered to Vote?' site requires exact information, meaning your name and zip code must be exactly how it appears on your voter registration in order for you to appear in your search.

"It has to be pretty precise. You need to enter the information as it is originally entered on your voter registration," said Grant Veeder, Black Hawk County Auditor. this means if you have changed zip codes since you last updated your voter registration, you need to use that old zip code.

You can still take part in the caucus if you aren't registered. You can still register to vote that night with the party holding that particular caucus.

"If they aren't registered or have changed their address and need to update that on their voter registration, they can do that at the caucus site," Veeder said.

Veeder also reminds that your caucus location most likely won't be your typically polling place. Caucuses are organized by the respective political party and not the auditor's office. Those with questions about the caucus or registration questions should contact their local auditor.

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