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FROM LD24 CHAIR: The Reorganization Meeting of the 24th Legislative District Democrats will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2pm on Zoom. The Washington State Democrats gave us authority to meet in virtual space and to develop special rules.

PCOS, please register here so we can vote in this meeting. Only PCOs need register.

On January 10, anyone can enter the meeting and watch without registering.

Correct Link for Reorganization Meeting

24th LD Democrats is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

This is the corrected link.
(A  incorrect link was included in the original call to meeting.)

Topic: Corrected:   LD Reorganization
Time: Jan 10, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 876 9227 0753
Passcode: 391416

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Our only business will be the election of a Chair, Vice Chair, and two State Committee Members. (The Treasurer and Secretary are appointed.) If possible, the Chair and Vice Chair are to be of different genders (Male, Female, Non-Binary), as are the two State Committee Members.

Nominations are OPEN until January 3
for Chair, Vice Chair, and State Committee Member.

Nominations can be sent to the Chair. Nominees are invited to submit a picture and a statement up to 500 words for the website. (Send to the Chair.)

PCOs are the only voters. These PCOs were elected in 2020 and must be present at the meeting. There are no proxy votes. (If you aren’t sure if you are qualified, contact the Chair.)

Technology: Optimally, participants take part by connecting to the internet with a computer or other device and entering the Zoom meeting. Minimally, PCOs will need to be able to listen to the Zoom meeting in progress on a phone and to phone in their vote during the meeting. Other participants can listen by phone also.

Rules: The rules and process will closely resemble those used in Jefferson and Clallam. They are in development. After the Executive Committee approves a draft, they will be posted at wa24ld.com and linked in newsletters. To give timely input on the rules, contact anyone on the Executive Committee (see above). The rules will be adopted by the PCOs at the beginning of the meeting.

There will be differences from the meetings in Jefferson and Clallam counties: Only PCOs need register. Candidates for the highest contested offices will be asked to choose observers who can become familiar with the balloting process before the meeting, and who will be able to watch the anonymous ballots being cast in real time. After adjournment we will keep the meeting open so people can catch up with their friends, but the only talk before or during the meeting will be limited to the business of the meeting.

Virtual ballot process: When we meet in person, we can have a perfectly secret ballot. That is not achievable in virtual space, but we’ll do our best using googleforms and following procedures recommended by the state party. This process was used in Clallam and Jefferson.

On January 8, PCOs will receive their Unique ID (needed to vote) from LD24Reorg@gmail.com   Only the elected PCO is permitted to use this ID.

During the meeting on January 10, after the candidates for an office speak, the Chair will announce that voting is open. The ballot link for that office will be posted in the Zoom Chat window.

By clicking on the link, PCOs can go to a ballot (googleform), enter their code, and vote.
The ballot form will be accessible for ten minutes, and longer if needed.

PCOs without internet access or who encounter difficulty will be able to call a Voteline. They will speak their code and their vote (without giving their name) and it will be entered in the googleform. (Anyone who knows they will need this support should contact the Chair now.)

After voting, PCOs will receive an email from googleforms confirming their vote.

When voting ends, the Tally Team will display a summary of the votes for everyone in the meeting, including the number of votes and the percentage of votes cast for each candidate.
Nominees so far:
The following candidates have been nominated:


Chair: Bruce Cowan (male)
Vice Chair: Julie Johnson (female)
State Committee Member: Diane Jones (female)
State Committee Member: Joe McGimpsey (male)
State Committee Member: David Griffiths (non-binary)

Candidate Statements