Skagit County Convention
With the 10th, 39th, and 40th LD Caucuses that have precincts in Skagit County
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM (doors open at 9 am),
Swinomish Gym, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, 17311 Reservation Rd, La Conner
From Bob Doll, Chair of the Skagit County Democrats:
Skagit County Democrats,
I would like to formally call you to the 2018 County Convention and Legislative District Caucuses.
The Convention and the Caucuses will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the Swinomish Tribal Gymnasium, located at 17311 Reservation Road in La Conner, WA, 98257.
Doors open at 9:00 am and the proceedings start at 10:00 am.
Lunch will be served; there is no charge to participate, but voluntary contributions will be appreciated.
All Democrats residing and registered in Skagit County are welcome to participate and vote at the Convention and Caucuses, including any registered 17-year-old who will be eligible to vote on November 6, 2018. Only resident voters of the 10th, 39th, or 40th Legislative Districts with precincts in Skagit County are eligible to vote in their respective caucuses.
The number of Skagit County delegates and alternates to the State Convention in Wenatchee on June 16 has been determined by the State Party based on the votes cast for the party’s presidential candidate in the last presidential election and is shown in the rules under the tab ‘About’ and then ‘2018 County Convention.’
The draft agenda (condensed) is as follows:
10:00 am convention opens
10:15 am Candidates speak
11:15 am Caucuses break out
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Convention reconvenes to consider the party platform.
3:00 pm Adjourn
There are no fees. Contributions to defray expenses will be welcome. There are no officers to be elected other than a Permanent Chair for the Convention. The proposed Rules for this convention are contained under the tab ‘About’ and then ‘2018 County Convention.’
And have a great Democratic day!
Bob Doll, Chair
Skagit County Democrats
1319 8th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
The County Convention meets to vote on the county platform and the LDs to elect delegates to the State Convention where they will vote on the state platform. Democrats statewide will have the opportunity to introduce resolutions and develop the State Platform on issues at the top of everyone’s mind! State and county platforms are important because they represent our values as Democrats.
2018 is not a presidential year and there is no big DNC convention. In Washington State the Democrats hold state conventions every even year. The 2018 Washington State Convention will be held in Wenatchee on June 16, 2018.
Legislative District Caucuses and County Conventions are an opportunity to build the Democratic Party across the state in preparation for the 2018 election efforts. This is a huge opportunity to lay groundwork for helping local organizations grow in strength and capacity to fight and win every race in every place!
Deadline is over.
To submit resolutions, send to email@example.com by February 19. Resolution form is on the Skagit County Democrats’ Website, http://www.newsite.skagitdemocrats.org/ or http://www.skagitdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Website-Resolutions-Instructions-Page.pdf
Who can run to be an elected delegate?
- One must attend the County Convention or LD Caucus to be Candidate,
- Must be a Washington State resident,
- A Registered Voter 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.
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 many delegates are there?
There will be 400 elected delegates and 200 elected alternates to the State Convention. Any county with fewer than four (4) delegates may send up to six (6) people, with fractional votes, to the convention. This is in addition to the automatic delegates.
How are State Convention delegates and alternates allocated?
Delegates and alternates to the State Convention shall be apportioned among the Legislative Districts in proportion to the votes cast for the democratic candidates for U.S. President and Washington State Governor in the 2016 general election.
In addition to the elected delegates, the following shall be automatic delegates to the State Convention: all state committee members, all DNC members residing in Washington State, county chairs, legislative district chairs, Democratic Members of Congress from Washington State, Democratic Statewide Elected Officials, and Democratic State Senators and Representatives.