PRECINCT CAUCUSES: February 9, 1PM, many neighborhood locations.
State Democratic Party website will feature a tool for finding local caucuses (starting early January).
PRIMARY: February 19
WA Secretary of State Primary Info
WA Secretary of State Online Voter Registration
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The primary and caucuses are for the voting public, not just party activists. Everyone who is registered to vote and who declares as a Democrat or Republican can vote.
The precincts, the precinct caucuses, and the position of Precinct Committee Officer are mandated in Washington state law because they form a democratic foundation for the two parties that have immense political power. This structure is not perfect is the true grassroots. Its power is waiting to be claimed by the citizenry.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
"Washington's Presidential Caucuses and Primary: Access, Democracy, Relevancy"
Noemie Maxwell (Washblog):