The party is shopping for larger facilities to fit expected overflow crowds, investing in new technology to stave off check-in and head-counting snafus and pushing individual 2020 campaigns to create their own voter registration programs.

And to abide by new rules set out by the national party, Iowa Democrats are even studying the possibility of what once would have been unthinkable: “Tele-caucusing,” which would allow absentee voting by phone or possibly online for any Democrat who couldn’t make it on caucus day.

It’s all in an attempt to prepare for what’s expected to be the mother of all caucuses — a historic turnout next year in the Feb. 3 presidential caucuses, powered by a sprawling field of candidates and boiling hot anti-Trump sentiment.