For the presidential primary Washington State holds a caucus and a primary. Each party is allowed to determine if either the caucus or primary results; or a combination of both, will be used for the allocation of delegates. For the Democrats the caucus determines 100% where the delegates end up; for the Republican’s 100% of primary results determines their delegate allocation. From the WA State Democratic Party’s website:
“The Washington State Democratic Party will be holding its caucuses to choose its nominee on March 26th at 10 AM. It will be Washington Democrats’ opportunity to make their voices heard on who should be our next President.”
The political party a person votes for in the caucus they are required to do so in the primary as well. Anyone who will be 18 by November 8, 2016 can participate in the process. Here is a video on how the process works: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2myu7GXoek)
You can pre-register and print out a registration form for the March 26, 2016 caucus here: https://www.demcaucus.com/register
According to the WA State Republican’s website they vote in the primary on May 24. So make sure you are registered to vote by April 25 in order to vote in the primary.
To register to vote in Washington State go here: https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/voters/Pages/register_to_vote.aspx
If you know anyone in the state remind them to get registered and/or out to vote in the caucus on 3/26/2016.