The future of our democratic republic is on the line in the election of 2020.
Nomination process We encourage all Democrats to participate in choosing our party nominee for President of the United States. We have a wealth of candidates, and each of them has something to tell us. To see a current list of candidates, visit the New York Times: “Who’s Running for President” .
The caucus and convention process in our state was adopted by the Washington State Democrats and approved by the Democratic National Committee. If you participated in 2016, it will seem very familiar, with one major exception: delegates will be allocated according to the outcome of the primary election instead of turnout at precinct caucuses.
Tuesday, March 10: Washington State Presidential Primary Election. All Democrats are eligible to vote in Washington’s Democratic Presidential Primary. (Since we do not register by party in Washington, you will attest on your ballot that you are a Democrat. To register to vote or to change your address visit votewa.gov)
(Sunday, April 26: Some localities will have LD caucuses on this date. The 24th LD will NOT have a caucus on this date … see the next entry.)
Sunday, May 3: Concurrent LD Sub-Caucuses and County Conventions The county party organizations in Jefferson, Clallam, and Grays Harbor counties will organize events for all Democrats. Locations to be determined.
24th LD Sub-Caucus. Supporters of each Presidential candidate will meet to elect state delegates and alternates. These delegates will participate at the next two levels (May 30 and June 14) on their behalf. The proportion of delegates to be elected for each candidate is determined by the March 10 Election. The number of delegates to be elected in each county is determined by the number of Democrats who voted there in 2016.
County Convention. On the same day, each county party organization in LD 24 will conduct their convention. All Democrats participate together in adopting county platforms.
Saturday, May 30: 6th Congressional District Caucus. State delegates elected April 26 and May 3 will elect delegates to the National Convention. Location: Suquamish.
Sunday, June 11-14: State Convention. State delegates elect more national delegates and adopt the WSD platform. Location: Tacoma Convention Center. 1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402.
July 13-16: National Democratic Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. National delegates nominate our Presidential candidate and adopt the national platform.
November 3, 2020: Election day. On this day, our fond hope is to elect a Democrat as President of the United States, to elect majorities in both houses of congress, and to elect Democrats to state executive and legislative offices.
Let’s stick together: We all want a Democrat in the White House in 2021. In time, we will have one nominee and we will need to work as allies to elect them. Let’s commit ourselves to a constructive primary and working to win in 2020. There is too much at stake to do anything less.