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Old 03-18-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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When are the Dem and former GOP primaries? Does one have to be registered to one party or another to vote, or is it open (and can cross party, to 'sabotage' results and save usa)??
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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The primaries are in May, but only the Republicans allocate delegates from the primary, the Dems from next week's caucuses.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:09 PM
 
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Democratic caucus is March 26th 2016 Democratic Caucuses | Washington State Democratic Party
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:19 PM
 
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You do have to declare loyalty to one of the currently major parties, in this case Democrat or Republican in order to vote for president in the primary. For Democrats, the vote means nothing, since all delegates are decided by the caucus. For Republicans, all delegates are decided by the primary vote. For people who refuse to declare one of those two parties,
a vote for president will have to wait for the general election in November.
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:10 PM
 
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For the Dem caucus next Saturday, do I have to hang out for the whole day while they do rounds of voting, Or can I just vote & leave? (Maybe more useful to GOP register?)
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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For the Dem caucus next Saturday, do I have to hang out for the whole day while they do rounds of voting, Or can I just vote & leave? (Maybe more useful to GOP register?)
I looked into this. You do have to "pre-register" but I think you can do it when you show up. Its two hours, from 10am to noon, so at least you're not stuck all day.

google "Washington Stat Democrats Caucus" and their website will have more info.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:13 AM
 
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hmm, i'm a registered republican but didn't get any info about the primary or where to vote in the primary, etc. maybe i'll get something later. if it's too complicated, i'll stay home. oh well.
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:01 AM
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Who are you registered with??? The state does not track party preference.

But then again, I went to the Secretary of State's office and the taxpayers are paying for this primary!!! What the hell?? She was also the one that decided that voters did NOT need a voters pamphlet for the state primaries. Given Washington's top two election primary that insures that ONLY the major party candidates move to the general election.

Time to get Kim Wyman out of office....what a shill for the Elites.

We have the "best government money can buy". Wonder how much is cost to buy her??

Go to this web site for more information;https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/201...rimary.aspx#q1

After reading you might want to ask your representative WHY the state government is slowly changing the people's initiative to reform Washington's election process.
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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hmm, i'm a registered republican but didn't get any info about the primary or where to vote in the primary, etc. maybe i'll get something later. if it's too complicated, i'll stay home. oh well.
If you're registered they'll send you a primary ballot in the mail, just like any other election.

As the person below me points out, you don't register with the state, but you can certainly register with your local party. The ballot will have a signature line for each party on the outside and you sign one or the other. You can't vote in both.

That said, the D primary doesn't count, as they're holding a caucus this weekend. The Rs had a caucus earlier this year but they're using the Primary to vote for president. So I guess their Caucus was just a party party?
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