On Saturday, March 26th, the Democratic Party will hold its caucuses for Washington voters to help choose its nominee for US President. If you cannot attend please consider submitting your preference via written affidavit (see below). The deadline is this Friday (3/18) at 5:00 p.m.
Here is some other information about caucusing to help you get prepared.
Primary Caucus Requirements
The caucuses are administered by the Democratic Party (not the state government) so to caucus you need to declare that you are a Democrat who will be 18 on election day in November and is registered to vote in Washington state. You may vote for a candidate from any of the political parties on the May 24th primary ballot; however the Democratic Party will only use the results of this caucus to determine its Presidential delegates.
Can’t Go In Person? Check Out Surrogate Affidavit (Deadline This Friday!!)
A number of student workers have indicated that they will not be able to attend the caucuses in person for work reasons. This form will allow you to make your presidential preference known even if you cannot be at the caucus in person due to work, illness/disability, religion or military. Please fax or email the form to ensure it’s received by this Friday, March 18th.
Your Voter Registration Status
You can check your voter registration status and your precinct number at https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/myvote/ Voter registration forms will also be available on-site at your precinct caucus
Finding your Precinct Caucus Location
Go to pollingplaces.democrats.org and enter your address to find out where your precinct caucus is.
While pre-registration is not required, it might cut down on the amount of time it takes you to get in the door. Go to https://www.demcaucus.com/register.
An explanation of how to caucus can be found here: http://www.wa-democrats.org/page/2016-democratic-caucuses.
Connecting with other UAW Local 4121 members
If you intend to caucus on March 26th, let us know here. We’ll help you connect with other UAW members who are planning to attend as well, and can help provide information if you’re interested in running for a delegate position.
Feel free to contact us with other questions.