Letter from Diane Martindale

Dear Editor,

mailbagYou may be perplexed over what Washington’s May 24 Democratic Presidential Primary means, especially if you participated in the March 26 Democratic precinct caucuses. But I encourage you to vote!

The media will report the results of the Washington State Republican primary on May 24, as they use the primary results to assign delegates to their national convention.

Even though your vote will not determine Democratic convention delegates, (that was done via the precinct caucuses), most people, especially those outside Washington will not know this. We want the rest of the United States to know that we DO vote. In fact, our county historically has the highest voter turnout in Washington in presidential election years.

Although turnout was remarkable at the March 24 Democratic precinct caucuses, the great majority of Democratic voters in our county did not participate for a variety of reasons. The primary in which we vote by mail, is a secret ballot and is available to all, whether they did attend precinct caucuses or not.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to be counted in this much more broad-based referendum on your preferred presidential candidate.

If you have questions, call the San Juan County Elections Office at 378-3357.

Diane Martindale
San Juan County for Hillary coordinator

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 am by

Categories: Government, Letters
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  1. Thanks Diane.
    I was wondering why.
    You answered it well.

    Comment by Kathy Cope on May 11, 2016 at 10:23 pm

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