When: Washington State’s Democratic Presidential precinct caucuses will occur on
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 10:00 am. (find your caucus site here)
What: The precinct caucuses are your chance to help select the Democratic
Presidential nominee. Voters support their candidate of choice, with each
candidate being awarded the proportion of delegates that corresponds with
their percentage of support.
Who: Anybody can participate, although voting is limited to registered voters who
consider themselves Democrats and to persons seventeen years of age who will
be eligible to vote on or before November 8, 2016. Those who wish to
participate but who are not currently registered to vote may register to vote at
the caucus and then participate on the same day. You must also publicly
declare your Democratic Party preference and have that preference publicly
Where: The location of your precinct caucus depends on what precinct you live in. Click here and follow our step-by-step instruction to find out what precinct you live in and locate your caucus site!
The principal business of the precinct caucuses will be the election of delegates and
alternates to legislative district caucuses. These individuals will also serve as delegates and alternates to county conventions. Below are some guidelines for participation in the precinct caucus:
• Washington State residents who are not qualified to register to vote because of age or
citizenship will be allowed to participate in any discussion of resolutions, but not vote
on the election of delegates or alternates, nor may they be elected as delegates or
• Proxy voting is not permitted at Precinct Caucuses. However, those who are unable to
attend due to religious observance, military service, disability, illness or work schedule
may submit a “surrogate affidavit” form prior to the Precinct Caucus. Official surrogate
affidavit forms may be downloaded from the State Party website.
Starting in early 2016, or acquired in person from State Party office
located at 615 – 2nd Ave. #580, Seattle, WA 98103. Surrogate affidavit forms must be
received by the State Party no later than Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
Your caucus location depends on what precinct you live in. If you do not know what precinct you live in, CLICK HERE and follow our easy step-by-step instructions to find out!