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Important Dates for the 2020 Presidential Election!

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To get information about each Democratic presidential candidate, visit this page of the JCD website.

Here is a brief presentation by Bruce Cowan that covers the 2020 election as well: Powerpoint

Here are key dates in 2020:

Tuesday, March 10 – Presidential Primary Election Day

Washington State Presidential Primary Election. Since we do not register by party in Washington, you will attest on your ballot that you are a Democrat. To register to vote or to change your address, visit votewa.gov.

You should receive your ballot by February 21 and return it by March 10. No postage is required. The ballot will include candidates for Democrats and Republicans. Vote in ONLY ONE party, and don’t forget to sign your ballot and check your party preference.

Questions? Call the Elections Department at the Jefferson County Auditor’s office at 360-385-9117. Or, email us at info@jeffcodemocrats.com. Additional information provided by the Washington State Democratic party is here:  

Election Center
Jefferson County Elections

DOUBLE CHECK THE JEFFERSON COUNTY ELECTIONS LINK ABOVE, BUT HERE ARE THE USUAL LOCATIONS FOR BALLOT DROP BOXES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY.

  • County Courthouse – 1820 Jefferson St.
    • Back parking lot of County Courthouse: Opens 20 days prior to Election Day, accessible 24/7. The box is closed and locked at 8:00 p.m. Election Day.
  • Auditor’s Office – 1820 Jefferson St.
    • First floor County Courthouse: Ballot box located in the hallway just outside the Auditor’s Office. The office is open M – F, with the exception of holidays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with Election Day hours 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Brinnon Community Center – 306144 Hwy 101, Brinnon
    • Opens 20 days prior to Election Day, accessible 24/7. The box is closed and locked at 8:00 p.m. Election Day.
  • Quilcene Community Center – 294952 Hwy 101, Quilcene
    • Opens 20 days prior to Election Day, accessible 24/7. The box is closed and locked at 8:00 p.m. Election Day.
  • Jefferson County Library – 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock (Next to the book drop box in parking lot)
    • Opens 20 days prior to Election Day, accessible 24/7. The box is closed and locked at 8:00 p.m. Election Day.

RECEIVE IT, VOTE IT, SIGN IT, RETURN IT

POSTPONED due to the COVID 19 virus outbreak (new date TBD): Saturday, March 14 – Training for ‘Get Out the Vote’ in Jefferson County

“Winning elections is all about turnout – GOTV. If we turn out our voters – especially the ones that don’t vote often or are new voters – we win”–Tina Podlodowski, chair, Washington State Democrats.

The state Democrats’ Rise & Organize will be hosting “organizing academies and bootcamps” all over the state to prepare you for 2020 GOTV!

For Jefferson County, see the date and location below!
POSTPONED due to the COVID 19 virus outbreak (new date TBD): Saturday, March 14
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Port Townsend Public Library
1220 Lawrence St., Port Townsend

Follow this link to register: https://secure.ngpvan.com/wuqWgbSrskWgfiODqHtKCw2

Election Details:https://co.jefferson.wa.us/1266/Elections
Event Details: https://jeffcodemocrats.com/calendar/

HELP US CREATE ANOTHER BLUE WAVE!

Sunday, April 26: 

Some locations around the state will have legislative district caucuses on this date. The 24th LD will NOT have a caucus on this date … see the next entry.

WILL NOT BE IN-PERSON: Sunday, May 3 – 24th Legislative District Sub-Caucus and Jeffco Dems Convention

The 24th Legislative District (LD) sub-caucus in-person meeting for Jefferson County delegate selection scheduled for May 3 is cancelled by decision of the State Democratic Party. Instead, the May 3 LD-24 Caucus will vote for and select delegates on-line, not in person. Voters for delegate selection will be the elected and appointed PCOs who were in office on March 16. The PCOS will elect delegates for the entire 24th LD, not county by county. The final allocation of delegates between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders has not yet been finalized. No other candidates will receive delegates since they did not meet the viability threshold of 15% of the votes cast.

Final rules for delegate selection are being developed as everyone adapts to the pandemic and the state of emergency. We will publicize them as we learn them.       If you want to be a delegate for either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, you can self-nominate at the State Party website   Election Center  Registration is due by April 26. The registration site will be down from March 22 – March 26.

Saturday, May 30 – 6th Congressional District Caucus

State delegates elected April 26 and May 3 will elect delegates to the National Convention. Location: Suquamish.

Sunday, June 11-14 – State Convention

State delegates elect more national delegates and adopt the Washington State Democratic Platform. Location: Tacoma Convention Center.

July 13-16 – National Democratic Convention

National Democratic Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. National delegates nominate our presidential candidate and adopt the national platform.

Nov. 3, 2020 – Election Day

On this day, our fond hopes are to elect a Democrat as president of the United States, elect majorities in both houses of Congress, and to elect Democrats to state executive and legislative offices.

END OF ELECTION POST