Your Vote in 2016

This year the Democrats are electing their Presidential Nominee on March 26th by the Caucus System (rather like a get-together at a local venue), so please put it in your calendar NOW. The Republicans will be using the May 24th Primary Ballot (which will appear in your mail box).

While you can certainly check a Democratic preference on your primary ballot, it will only be a 'show vote'. The Democrats will ONLY count the vote you place at the Caucus.

IF you want your vote to count, you MUST participate in person on Saturday March 26th, *(there are a few exceptions). You must arrive by 10am. While you can vote when you arrive and leave, it is preferable to stay the couple of hours and participate in the actual get-together to elect delegates to represent you and your nominee on their way to the Democratic Convention.

So please don't let other things get in the way of going to your caucus. *If you cannot attend your caucus due to illness, work, disability, military or religious reasons, you can get a "surrogate affidavit' form soon from, along with details about your precinct number and caucus venue. Most Yelm precincts will be meeting at Yelm Middle School, most Rainier precincts will be meeting at Rainier High School, and most Tenino precincts will be meeting at Tenino Elementary School. Print out the affidavit, then it must be mailed to Democratic Party Headquarters by March 18th at 5pm. All WA residents, at least 18 years old by November 8th 2016, can register to vote and vote at the caucus.

This is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. It is important that we have people on the ground at all caucus locations to make sure there are no problems. Become an observer, or a PCO (precinct committee officer), who will actually run their precinct caucus. Please contact me @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on the caucus and the Bernie Sanders campaign.

To take part at the Democratic Caucuses on March 26th, you will be asked to say you are a Democrat for the purpose of the Caucus.  This doesn’t mean you have registered with the state as a Democrat, it just means you’ve said you are a Democrat for that day. Don’t say your are an independent.

In our Bernie Sanders coalition, we have Republicans, Independents, Democrats and Greens. Don’t be frightened by the word Revolution, because they called what happened in 1980 the Reagan Revolution. We want a new Political Revolution; to get power out of the hands of the corporate leaders running this country through their paid for minions.  It isn’t about Bernie Sanders, it’s about We The People against the Oligarchs and moneyed elite establishment.

Join us at or on Facebook at Yelm for Bernie Sanders or Thurston County for Bernie Sanders 2016. If you support Bernie, when you register and fill out your form, just fill in his name in the top box. Don’t put anything in the second box. For more information contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Florence Vincent
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