THREE ELECTIONS IN 2020
(Four or Possibly More if We Count Special Elections)
Precinct Caucuses are Gone...
You may have heard about the new Presidential Primary scheduled for March 10, 2020. What you may not know is that the primary election will replace the Precinct Caucus for deciding who gets delegates and who doesn't. Who the delegates are will be decided later at Legislative District Caucuses. Since the process is new to Washington, our Past Chair and current State Committee person, Mary Bryant has condensed the process for us. Click below for a one page summary: https://www.kitsap23rd.com/resources/Documents/Scan%204.pdf
After the Presidential Primary has decided how many delegates each candidate for President received, 23rd Legislative District Caucus, 6th Congressional District Caucus and the Washington State Convention will decide who those Delegates to the National Convention will be. You can run for Delegate by registering your desire to participate here: https://www.waelectioncenter.com.
March 10 - Washington State Presidential Primary, Presidential Primary Flyer.pdf for additional information.
August 4 - General Primary,
November 3-General Election.
2020 March 10th Presidential Primary Ballot Information: Get the word out to your precincts and friends.
Voting in the Presidential Primary will be a two part process in order to have your vote counted in WA State.
Every Voter, irrespective of party affiliation, will be required to 1) check one of two Party boxes, Democrat or Republican, on the ballot envelope.
Voters must identify for the presidential primary election as √Democrat or √Republican.
Voters will have to vote for Candidates that match the Party you selected on the envelope.
At the Auditor's office ballots will first be sorted by envelope's Party choice- one bin for Democrats, one bin for Republicans, one bin for no selection. The envelopes with no selection will be archived but not counted. Democrats' bin and Republicans' bin will be tended too separately. Envelopes will be opened and ballots removed
for scanning separate from voter information. Each Party’s bin will be scanned to ensure candidate selection matches Party Choice. Any discrepancy, ballot will not be counted.
Voters should know that their envelopes, with party preference, will be part of public records and will be stored for 22 months by the state. The ballots themselves remain private and are also stored for 22 months.
Presidential Primary election ballots will be released Feb. 21, 2020.