FIND YOUR CORRECT CAUCUS LOCATION HERE: http://WSRP.org/caucus
Early Warning: The Thurston County Caucuses will be held on 29 Feb 2020, starting at 10AM sharp. Show up early to get credentialed-in. There will be three pooled caucus locations this year:
The 22nd LD/Chambers Prairie Elementary school in Lacey.
The 2nd LD/Yelm Middle School.
The 35thLD/20th LD/Tenino Elementary School.
(NOTE: We will need volunteers at all three locations for set up and break down and to help credential in the attendees). PM me for additional information. Thank you.
Any PCO may chose to hold their own caucus in their precinct for their precinct member and must notify the County Chair of their decision before Dec 16th 2019.
The County Convention will be held on Sat March 28th at Timberline High School.
If you have moved, it is imperative you change you address with the County Auditor ASAP. Your name will be checked by the voter rolls when you sign in and it could disqualify you from participating and disqualify you from attending the county convention if you were elected a delegate to that convention.
If you live in the Precincts below, you’ll attend the 2nd LD Caucus in Yelm:
28 31 32 33 43 57 58 59 60 74 78 91 92 93 98 110 111 115 116 118 119 124 125 126 127 128 162 165 166 167 169 179 185 187 193 194 196 197 352 601 602 701 702 703 704 705.
If you live in the Precincts below, you’ll attend the the 20th and 35th LD caucus in Tenino:
27 30 36 45 46 48 51 52 53 54 55 77 81 130 147 148 149 153 154 156 156 157 158 170 180 501 502 801.
44 49 50 62 83 86 89 90 94 95 96 97 99 100 120 121 122 131 132 133 140 141 144 145 146 150 151 155 161 164 171 173 184 186 190 191 192 198 199 261 429 430 431 432.
If you live in the precincts below you’ll attend the 22nd LD caucus in Lacey:
35 39 47 63 65 66 67 69 70 75 76 80 82 84 88 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 109 112 113 117 123 129 134 135 136 139 143 160 163 168 172 174 175 176 178 183 189 195 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 235 237 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 256 257 258 259 260 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 351 353 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 424 427 428
You can research your information on the Auditors web page: https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/electiondatalookup/default.aspx
MORE CAUCUS INFORMATION BELOW:
Caucus and Convention Basics:
What is a “Caucus”?
The Republican Party places all value in the rights of each individual and the importance of individual participation in the election process and government, in general. Our entire Party organization and effectiveness begins with the individual citizen voter. A “precinct” is the smallest political geographical area – usually your neighborhood. A “caucus” is a historic name for a meeting of the Republicans in a single precinct. Caucuses are held every 4 years, throughout the state of Washington. During caucus, Republicans discuss candidates and issues, and to elect people (“Delegates”) to represent their precinct at the Thurston County Convention.
Citizens at a caucus discuss proposals for the party Platform and any other matters that they wish to bring before the delegates during county convention. The Delegates who attend the Thurston County Convention approve a “platform” similar to a mission statement. They also elect Delegates to represent Thurston County at the Washington State Convention.
Thurston County mostly holds combined caucuses (“pooled” caucuses) so multiple neighborhoods come together in one location. This makes administration and record keeping easier. Some caucuses may take place in the local precinct committee officer’s home if the Precinct Committee Officer chooses to do so.
The first step. In order to participate in the Republican Caucus you must be a registered voter residing in Thurston County. You will participate in the precinct caucus of the precinct in which you are registered to vote. Please bring your Voter Registration Card which was sent to you by the County Auditor. If you do not have a card or cannot locate your card, contact the Auditors Office at 360-786-5408. It is a good idea to locate your card today.
What are the caucus locations?
Thurston County Republican Caucus locations are available online at http://thurstonrepublicans.com. Look for your precinct number (or name) and attend that location. (Your precinct number is on your voter registration card or you can lookup your precinct online at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/cm/auditor-precinct/precinct-info.asp
Caucus locations will be determined by Legislative Districts. (20th LD/35th LD; 22nd LD and 2nd LD).
There will be three pooled caucus locations in 2020, all starting promptly at 10:00AM on Saturday, Feb 29th 2020.
2020 Caucus Locations:
22nd LD: Chambers Prairie Elementary School, Lacey WA.
2nd LD: Yelm Middle School, Yelm, WA.
20th/35th LDs: Tenino Elementary School, Tenino, WA.
What happens at a Caucus?
Caucuses are fun and educational. The first part of the caucus is the pooled portion where you get an overview of the caucus process. During the second part of the Caucus, you break into precincts and meet only with those from your neighborhood. At this time, you elect a Chair if there is no Precinct Committee Officer for your precinct. The Chair will appoint a Secretary for your precinct meeting. Next you will review the draft County Platform which you will be allowed to make recommendations on. Additionally, you may submit a Resolution for consideration. Finally, you elect Delegates and Alternates to represent your precinct at the County Convention. Your precinct will be allocated a specific number of Delegates/Alternates based on the Republican vote totals in the 2016 elections.
Who Can Attend?
Any registered voter who considers themselves to be a Republican is welcomed to attend and participate in the Republican Caucus. You must be 18 or older on the day of the caucuses to actively participate in them. You cannot participate in any other party’s nominating procedures or you will be disqualified.
What do I do at the Caucus?
The most important thing is to attend. Don’t worry about the details. (We’ll do that!) We have experienced leaders who will walk you through the process. Come and meet more of your neighbors, share ideas, have fun with your neighbors and fellow conservatives, and be the “grassroots” of the Party.
Can I be a Convention Delegate?
YES! If you want to be a Convention Delegate, all you need to do is nominate yourself during the precinct caucus meeting. If more people are nominated than available delegate positions, then the members of the precinct will elect the Delegates/Alternates they want to represent their neighborhood.
What happens after the caucus?
If you are elected as a delegate or alternate to the county convention, there is a registration fee payable by cash or check before the county convention begins. Guests are welcome at the convention and must pay a nominal entry fee.
The County Convention takes place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 5PM at Timberline High School, Lacey, WA.
If you are elected as a delegate or alternate to the state convention you must be prepared to pay the state registration fee within 10 days after the completion of the county convention. The Washington State Republican Party Convention will be held in Everett, WA on May 14-16, 2020.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
County Caucus timeline:
Dec 1st 2019: 1) First day for Chair to compile PCO list.
Dec 13th 2019: 1) Last Day to appoint PCOs to qualify as automatic delegates to the County Convention.
2) Last Day for County Chair to file PCO list with WSRP.
Dec 16th 2019: 1) Deadline for PCOs to notify the Chair of their Caucus Location.
2) County Chair assumes responsibility for Caucus locations.
Dec 31st 2019: 1) Deadline for Chair to file delegate allocation plan.
Jan 10th 2020: 1) Last Day for Chair to notify PCOs of pooled caucus locations.
Jan 17th 2020: 1) Last Day for Chair to send caucus locations to WSRP and file with County Courthouse.
Jan 24th 2020: 1) Deadline for counties to advertise caucus locations.
Jan 31 2020: 1) Last day for State Executive Board to handle final disposition of any differences in delegate allocation plans.
Feb 29th 2020: 1) State-wide precinct caucuses, 10:00 Start time.
Mar 2nd 2020: 1) Deadline for PCOs to mail results of precinct caucus to County Chair.
Mar 6th 2020: 1) Last Day for County Chair to certify list of automatic delegates.
2) Last Day for Chair to send copy of Registration Forms and List of caucus Participants to WSRP.
Mar 10th 2020: 1) Presidential Primary.
County/State Convention Timelines:
Mar 14th 2020: 1) First day to hold County Conventions.
Apr 11th 2020: 1) Last Day to hold County Conventions.
Apr 20th 2020: 1) Last Day for Chair to submit certification of delegates to WSRP. (10 days to register for state convention after county convention completed)
Apr 30th 2020: 1) Last Day for Counties to elect or appoint State Convention Committee members. (Rules, Platform, Credentials)
May 1st 2020: 1) State Chair certifies list of automatic delegates to State Convention.
2) Last Day for County Chair to report their State Convention Committee members to WSRP.
3) Deadline for all state delegates/alternates registration forms and payment for state convention.
May 13th 2020: 1) State Central Committee meeting and State Executive Board meeting, Everett WA.
May 14-16 2020: 1) State Convention, Everett WA.
Aug 24-27 2020: 1) Republican National Convention, Charlotte NC.
The mission of the Thurston County Republican Party is to support the election and re-election of Republican candidates to public office, to attract voters and volunteers to the Republican Party, to protect the Constitutions of the United States and Washington State, to work for the passage of initiatives and referendum, and to ensure greater dignity, freedom and prosperity for all.
The purpose of the Central Committee and the Executive Board is to:
1. Lead, contribute and participate in the establishment of a Republican Party
organization that is an effective vehicle for setting public policy.
2. Fulfill those functions conferred on it by state law and the state party rules.
3. To locate, guide, prepare and retain Republican candidates for public office.
4. To plan, organize, administer and finance the party’s operations to accomplish the
above stated purposes.
We would love to have you join us! There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer from helping on campaigns to planning events.