On March 26th, Washington state Democrats will gather together to choose our delegates for the Democratic National Convention and make our preference for the next President of the United States. Here is a step by step guide on what will happen on caucus day.
Persons who cannot attend for reasons of religious observance, work, disability, military service or health may submit a surrogate affidavit form to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee before March 18. Surrogate Affidavit Form
1. SIGN IN: If you have pre-registered, you can skip this step. Sign-in begins at 10 AM.
2. GATHER: The precincts will gather. After opening ceremonies by the Area Caucus Coordinator, the Precinct Committee Officers or caucus chairs which will be selected in their absence will explain the rules. A secretary and ballot counters will be selected.
3. TALLY: After your sign-in sheets are completed and assembled, the first tally is counted and announced.
4. DISCUSS: Caucus goers supporting Presidential candidates can give a quick pitch to undecided voters and try to sway caucusers to their side.
5. SECOND TALLY: A second tally is counted.
6. DELEGATES: Using the results of the second tally, delegates are allotted to each candidate, and each group of caucus goers choose their delegates.
7. CLOSING: There is discussion of resolutions for the State Convention in June, and the results of the precinct caucus are sent to the state party.