Skip to comments.Attention WA State Repubs - No Primary Ballot this Year - Is Now a Caucus
Posted on 02/29/2012 8:46:27 AM PST by bkopto
As the WA state primary is this Sat, March 3, I was wondering why I hadn't received my primary ballot in the mail.
After looking around on the web, it turns out that the RAT controlled legislature cancelled the mail-in ballots for the 2012 GOP primary, with a reversion to a caucus system, like Iowa.
Therefore, at the provided link, there is some information about navigating through this method of choosing amongst Gingrich, Santorum, or any other stragglers for the GOP 2012 candidate. The excerpt below is from the provided link:
Washington became the first U.S. state to suspend its 2012 presidential preference primary election , a move signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire (D)due to budget constraints. What this means to the voter is that Washington state voters, unlike previous years will not be receiving a Presidential Preference Primary Ballot in the mail this year. (Do not confuse this with the General Election held in November 2012 in which the entire nation votes for their choice for President. It is only the Presidential Preference Primary- mail out ballot- that has been suspended.)
Here is the bottom line for any registered voter in Clark County that would like to have the opportunity to state their preference for the Republican Presidential Nominee...there will be no ballot arriving in your mailbox....you must do so by attending your local caucus. The Clark County Republican Party had no involvement in the decision to cancel the Presidential Primary mail ballot. This was a decision made by the Legislature and approved by the Governor.
This year, our State will rely on a precinct caucus-convention system, (similar to Iowa) for nominating national convention delegates.
So, in summary, if you didn't know, like I didn't know, that there is no formal ballot this year, you need to find out your precinct, in your county, then find out where the caucus is being held, and attend. Mine starts at 9 AM.
Gee - what rock did you just crawl out from under?
This has only been in the news since at least the first of the year.
I don't watch TV. I don't get a newspaper. I don't follow local events and am very busy at work. So, if anyone else is like me, then this post is for them.
I have been trying to figure out exactly how these Caucasus work. So far where I live on the East side of the mountain our county has 70 precincts meeting in a high school. Each precinct will go to their own corner and talk about who they want for President. Lot of good that will do because then I understand DELEGATES will go to District and cast their vote however they want.
Do you not have info from the WA board pop up?
Lot of good that will do because then I understand DELEGATES will go to District and cast their vote however they want.
So has Romney bought off all of these delegates, like he's bought off many governors?
I don't know about that but I am beginning to believe the Republican Party here are Ron Paul people. I have gotten several calls from Ron Paul's group and no calls for anyone else. The Franklin Day dinner put on by the Republican Party had a Ron Paul person as speaker. A couple of days ago I went to our local Republican Parties web site and saw where they say they don't endorse anyone, but then they had a BIG write up about when Ron Paul was just here. I left them a message stating you say you don't endorse any candidate, but it looks to me like you do since Newt Gingrich was just here also and I don't see any write up about him.
We just got word that Santorum will be here on Thursday. I can't believe how important our Tri-Cities has become.
our election is in the Caucasus? thats quite a trip?
It would be fun to go to the Caucasus though :-)
I’m just messing around, breaking balls...