44th LD Caucus –
You are invited to attend the 44th Legislative District Caucus.
Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Fire Station #4, 1525 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA – annex building behind the station
- Platform review and update (current platform) (proposed platform will be posted when completed)
- Proposed rule changes (proposed changes will be posted when completed)
- Election of delegates and alternates to the State Convention
Why are we holding caucuses and conventions?
- The Washington State Democratic Party revisits and updates our statewide Party Platform every two years. In years without a Presidential election, this is the focus of our work and the convention cycle is how we determine what edits to make to the platform, pass resolutions, and ratify the final document at the State Convention.
- In addition to the State Party Platform, each Legislative District (and County Caucuses) will vote for any changes to their local party platform.
How many delegates are there?
- There will be 400 elected delegates and 200 elected alternates to the State Convention.
How are State Convention delegates and alternates allocated?
- Legislative District Caucuses are where the delegates to the June State Convention are elected. These delegates serve in addition to automatic delegates, consisting of State Committee Members, Chairs, and any elected Democratic legislators for the LDs.
- The 44th LD will elect 8 delegates and 4 alternates. Want to be a delegate? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What is an alternate’s role?
- Alternates are elected to serve as the delegate to the state convention in the event the elected delegate is unable to perform their duties or attend the convention.
Who can run to be an elected delegate from the LD caucus?
- Candidates must be Washington State residents, Registered Voters in the jurisdiction in which they are running, willing to sign a registration sheet stating that the individual is a Democrat, and agrees to recordation of and public display of their attendance at the Meeting. Registered Voter includes all registered voters and any 17-year-old who will be eligible to vote on November 6, 2018.
- A candidate for delegate who is not present must signify in advance, individually in writing willingness to serve if elected, willingness to be publicly identified as a Democrat, and self-identification as a Democrat. Said letter or email shall be delivered or emailed to the caucus or convention chair at or prior to the caucus or convention and shall be read at the Meeting by the chair and shall constitute a nomination. Alternates shall be nominated and elected in the same manner.
- The State Party Convention will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 9:00 AM in Wenatchee, WA Note: The State Convention is a multi-day event. Delegates / alternates should be available to attend.
Who is allowed to vote on resolutions and platforms at the LD caucus?
- To vote in a meeting, the individual must be a resident, registered voter in the jurisdiction and sign a registration sheet stating that he/she is a Democrat, and agrees to public display of her/his attendance at the meeting.
- Individuals who are not qualified to register to vote in the jurisdiction because of residence, citizenship, or age shall be allowed to participate in the platform discussion, but may not vote on rules, matters of order, resolutions or for the election of delegates or alternates, nor may they be elected as delegates or alternates.
How do you vote?
- Voting for delegates and alternates shall be by written ballot.