Beginning at 6:30 voter crowds lined up to attend their precinct caucus. Once the doors were opened, sometime after 7:15, they filed in to take their places. Why they were there, they weren't exactly sure. One participant said, " I have never been to one, so I really don't know. " another when asked what can you say about a caucus said, " Uh, not a whole lot. I think I'm about to find out. "
Precinct chairs well versed in the process handled the larger numbers relatively well. However, some precincts reported there lost tempers and turned away voters. John Morrison experienced primarily confusion. " There was a lot of chaos and at one precinct they didn't even select delegates because no one knew what to do. Then when you have a lot of people there who think they know it, it's just hard to get things done. "
Democratic party chair Tim Garrigan attributes the problems to inexperience with the process. " The crowds were part of it, but a lot of people's expectations were really not in line with what the precinct process was about. It's not voting twice. The precinct is a process in of its self. It does involve caucus and separate votes, discussion. It's a process. It's a meeting. "