Updated April 9, 2012
The 2012 Precinct Caucus is April 15th!
Come and join fellow Democrats from your neighborhood on Sunday, April 15th at 1:00PM for the 2012 Precinct Caucuses.
Forms and documents for use by PCOs, Area Caucus Coordinators etc. are lower on this page - click here.
Find Your Caucus!
Go to this website and enter your last name and zip code. The website will give you the caucus location, your precinct name, and instructions about how the caucus will be conducted. If you want to be a delegate to the legislative district, county or state convention, a delegate form is also provided there. You should als be able to call 425-998-7055 to find caucus locations
Also, you can click here to download a PDF document with the precinct locations. Locate your precinct in the document and it shows the caucus location, who is in charge of all the caucuses at that location, and who will conduct the caucus for your precinct there.
If any of the names are blank, we need a volunteer to manage the location and/or conduct the precinct caucus. Contact Karl de Jong or Tim Nuse to volunteer (contact info in the box at the right).
Why Caucus this Year?
The precinct caucuses are neighborhood gatherings to
nominate a candidate for President of the United States. Some
have asked what the purpose is this year when there is no
mystery as to who our candidate will be. But there is more to
the caucuses than that. Resolutions will be collected and there
may be discussions on these. Democrats who have attended
caucuses in past years have reported on the camaraderie and
enjoyment of visiting with people with the same political
leanings as you have, and the chance to get to know neighbors
who live a block or two away from you but whom you have never
Most importantly, though, this is a chance to show your support
for President Obama, our candidate for 2012. The Republican
debates have been great comedy but, while a sense of humor is
necessary to be President, this kind of comedy is not funny
anymore. President Obama has done an amazing job, especially
considering he has a Congress where the Senate Minority
Leader proudly proclaimed that the single most important thing
to accomplish was to make sure that Obama was a one-term
president. With leadership like that in Congress, it's amazing he
was able to get anything done, let alone the Affordable Health
The primary purpose of the precinct caucuses is to elect
delegates to the Legislative District Caucus and the King County
Convention. The precinct caucus is the first tier in a three tier
process to elect delegates to the national convention in
Charlotte, North Carolina. There will be two choices: Barack
Obama or Uncommitted. Each precinct will meet separately to
select their candidate and to elect delegates. One change this
year is with the sign-in sheet. This year, each attendee will sign
in on their own sheet instead of waiting in line to sign on a list.
See our 34th District April Newsletter for more information about the caucuses including an FAQ. Download it here.
Help us with the Caucus!
We need precinct committee officers (PCOs) to conduct caucuses and help Democratic candidates win the election. Go to our PCO listing page to see if your precinct already has a PCO. If it is vacant, you can become the PCO for your precinct! You can also can become involved in the Caucus planning.
PCOs will be provided the "Slim Jim" (see sample at right) including labels showing their caucus location, to use when walking their precinct to help their neighbors remember where the caucuces will take place. Click on the image to see what it looks like.
The Caucus Planning Committee meets almost every Monday night at 6:00 PM at Ann Martin's house. See calendar at right for the next meeting date. Call or email the webmaster or District Chair Tim Nuse (contact info at right) to get directions.
Washington State Democrats' website with caucus location finder, caucus dates and more.
Area Caucus Packet (PDF)
Declaration of Candidacy form (PDF)
Surrogate Affidavit Form (PDF)
Caucus and Convention Training Video timeline (PDF) for use in viewing the training video which is on YouTube here.
Flyer for the caucuses to print and distribute - see sample at right. PCOs will be provided copies by the District organization. Click on the image to get a printable version.
"Slim Jim" caucus location flyer used by PCOs when walking their precincts. See sample above - Slim Jims will be provided to PCOs by the District organization.
Precinct and area caucus list in PDF format - 10 Mar 2012
Agenda for January 30th meeting and notes from January 23rd meeting - 23 Jan 2012
Outline for Caucus Planning (Letter from State Party) - 4 Nov 2011
Delegate Selection Rules - 26 Sep 2009
King County 2010 Platform - 10 Apr 2010
Caucus and Convention Dates for 2012:
April 15 - precinct caucuses
April 28 - 34th Legislative District Caucus
April 29 - King County Convention
May 20 - Congressional District Caucus
June 1-3 - Washington State Democratic Party Convention at the Convention Center in Seattle
Archive of Older Information:
2008 Caucus News
2006 Caucus News
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