It’s caucus season in GC
It’s precinct caucus time in Washington, and that means both the Grant County Republicans and Democrats are preparing to not only select the candidate that will represent their parties in the upcoming presidential election but to also elect local delegates.
On the Republican side, precinct caucuses are Tuesday across the state. In Grant County, registered voters who are Republicans in the six caucuses of the Quincy area will meet with their precinct committee officers. They are: Mike Carlson, Quincy 1; Arlin Hope, Quincy 4; Jeremy Seda, Quincy 6; Bonnie Schroeder, Quincy Rural North; and Phil Anderson, Quincy Rural South.
The 10 a.m. meeting is at Pioneer Middle School, 224 J St. S.E. in Moses Lake. People are advised to begin registering at 8:30 a.m. Voters in the George area will meet at the George fire hall with caucus chairman Mark Roylance.
Each local precinct has its own separate meeting and election of delegates. Electing delegates to the county convention will be the primary activity on Tuesday, with input for the county and state platform.
Delegates may continue by involving themselves in choosing state delegates at the Republican state convention, which is in May in the Tri-Cities.
To find your precinct, go to www.wsrp.org/caucus.
On March 26, Democratic voters in Grant County then will have their precinct caucuses.
Voters will meet at either Quincy or Moses Lake high schools. Voters in the following precincts will meet at the high school gym in Quincy: Beverly; East Wahluke; Ephrata Rural East; Ephrata Rural West; Ephrata 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9; George; George Rural; Greenfield; Lakeview Park; Mattawa; Mattawa Rural; Quincy Rural North; Quincy Rural South; Quincy 1, 4 and 6; Soap Lake Rural East; Soap Lake Rural West and Soap Lake 1 and 2.
Voters in all other precincts will meet at the Moses Lake High School commons area on March 26.
Sign-in for the caucus begins at 9 a.m. at each site, when participants must declare themselves to be Democrats and indicate their presidential preference. The caucus begins at 10 a.m.
Democratic voters can check the location of their caucus site on Facebook for Grant County Democrats Washington. Voters can also find their voter precinct at www.sos.wa.gov/.
Proxy or surrogate forms for those unable to attend due to illness, disability, religious observance, military service or work schedule may be downloaded from the state party website, www.wa-democrats.org.