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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Don't forget to vote today

I'm going to let Sam Reed say this, because he's got all the enthusiasm for today's presidential primary, which we Democrats aren't using to allocate any delegates:
"There’s no better way for a candidate to demonstrate electability in Washington than to win next Tuesday’s primary," said Secretary of State Sam Reed. "At a critical time in their campaigns, these White House hopefuls are competing for the hearts and minds of our voters."


Washington voters need to sign their mail ballot return envelope whether or not they decide to vote in the February 19th Presidential Primary.

Due to 36 of the state’s 39 counties conducting their February special election in conjunction with the Presidential Primary, people voting only on their local issues do not need to mark a party oath, but are still required to sign their envelope.

Voters wishing to participate in the Presidential Primary do need to mark their party preference and sign their envelope.

It is important to note that voters who participated in last Saturday’s party caucuses are encouraged to also participate in next Tuesday’s Presidential Primary.

If voters do not want to mail their ballot, ballot drop-off locations are located in each county. Ballot drop-off locations will be open until 8:00 PM on February 19th. To find a drop-off location near you, please contact your county elections office.
Even if you caucused on February 9th, it's a good idea to a vote in today's presidential primary too. Voting is simply a good habit to maintain.

It took me all of three seconds to fill in the oval for Barack Obama and less than half a minute to seal my ballot and sign it.


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