March 26 Caucus – How to Pre-Register & Absentee Voter Form

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March 5, 2016 by islandersvoice1

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If you haven’t done so already, Democrats are encouraged to pre-register for the San Juan County Democratic Presidential Primary Precinct Caucuses to be held at 10 am on March 26. By doing so, attendees can avoid lines at the registration table at the caucuses at Friday Harbor High School, Orcas High School in Eastsound, Lopez School on Lopez, and at the Shaw Island Community Building.

If you are a registered voter in San Juan County, and consider yourself to be a Democrat, you can pre-register for the caucuses at:

https://www.demcaucus.com/register

You do not need to know your precinct number to pre-register. You will be asked for your presidential preference (Bernie, Hillary or undecided). Whatever you insert, you can change your preference at the caucus when voting for delegates. Once you have completed the process, you will need to print the pre-registration form, sign it, and bring it with you to your caucus.

If you are unable to attend the caucuses but would still like to vote and be considered for election as a delegate, you can complete a surrogate affidavit form online at:

http://www.wa-democrats.org/sites/wadems/files/documents/2016%20Precinct%20Caucuses%20-%2099%20-%20Surrogate%20Affidavit%20Form.pdf

To be eligible to use this form, your absence must be due to military service, work, illness, disability, or religious observance. After completing the form, you must print and sign it, then either email, fax, or mail it to the address on the form. You will not be appointing anyone to vote for you. Instead, you will insert your presidential preference on the form. The deadline for receipt of the surrogate affidavit form is 5:00 pm on Friday, March 18.

You can also use the surrogate affidavit form to declare your candidacy for one of the delegate positions voted on at the March 26 precinct caucuses.

You can call the number below with any questions.

We are looking forward to a large turnout and lively conversations on March 26. Please join us.

David Dehlendorf
Chair
San Juan County Democrats
Tel. 360-378-1082

2 thoughts on “March 26 Caucus – How to Pre-Register & Absentee Voter Form

  1. grishakriv says:

    One correction — you do not need to consider yourself a Democrat to participate in this caucus. Washington is an open primary state; any registered voter is welcome.

    I will be voting by absentee ballot for the Democratic caucus, though I am registered as a Green Party member.

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  2. islandersvoice1 says:

    Grisha’s comment is incorrect. In order to attend and vote, attendees must either pre-register at http://www.demcaucus.com/register or in person at their precinct caucus. In both cases, the form states “I am a registered voter in the legislative district named above. I consider myself to be a Democrat and I agree that my attendance at this caucus is a matter of public record”.

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