Washington GOP caucuses set for Saturday

Make sure to find out the precinct in which you reside

By Stevie Mathieu, Columbian assistant metro editor

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Do you plan to participate in the presidential precinct caucuses?

  • Yes. I'm going to the Republican caucuses on Saturday, March 3. 36%
  • Yes. I'll attend the Democratic caucuses on Saturday, April 15. 13%
  • I'm not attending this year. I can't give up a valuable Saturday morning for politics. 5%
  • I won't go. I can't abide the thought of declaring myself to be a supporter of either party, even for a day. 46%

227 total votes.

Republicans in Southwest Washington wishing to weigh in on who should be the party’s presidential nominee can head to the Republican precinct caucuses on March 3.

Registered voters should report to the caucus location associated with the precinct in which they live, and those participating must declare that they are Republicans. Caucuses begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude by noon.

At the caucus, participants will work in precinct groups to choose delegates who support a particular presidential candidate. Those delegates will go on to the Republican’s Clark County convention, where delegates will be chosen to go to the state convention. At the state convention, delegates will be picked to go to the national convention. A candidate must receive 1,144 delegate votes at the Republican national convention to win the nomination.

Washington will not have a primary election this year. The state suspended its 2012 primary to save money.

Republicans wishing to participate in the caucuses can find their precinct by checking their voter registration card, calling the Clark County Elections Office at (360) 397-2345, or going online to http://myvote.wa.gov. On the MyVote site, submit the appropriate information and then select the “my districts & elected officials” link.

Republican candidates running for president include former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

The Democratic precinct caucuses take place April 15. Caucuses are organized and run by each party, so caucus locations might differ for the Democratic precinct caucuses.

Find your precinct

The Republican precinct caucus locations are:

• La Center High School commons, 725 Highland Road in La Center. Precincts reporting to this location: 510, 515, 520, 525, 528, 530, 535, 536, 537, 600, 605.

• Ridgefield High School commons, 2630 S. Hillhurst Road in Ridgefield. Precincts reporting to this location: 480, 483, 485, 490, 491, 500, 502, 505, 540, 543, 545, 550, 570.

• Chief Umtuch Middle School commons, 700 N.E. Ninth St. in Battle Ground. Precincts reporting to this location: 555, 573, 575, 577, 580, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 590, 592, 593, 595, 610, 613, 615, 617, 618, 620.

• Chinook Elementary School cafeteria, 1900 N.W. Bliss Road in Vancouver. Precincts reporting to this location: 424, 425, 426, 434, 435, 440, 441, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 455, 560.

• Hazel Dell Elementary School cafeteria, 511 N.E. Anderson Road in Vancouver. Precincts reporting to this location: 50, 55, 60, 70, 147, 153, 370, 390, 395, 400, 410, 415, 420, 423, 430, 460, 470.

• Walnut Grove Elementary School gymnasium, 6103 72nd Ave. in Vancouver. Precincts reporting to this location: 290, 294, 296, 325, 330, 335, 340, 350, 360, 565, 639, 642.

• Hudson’s Bay High School commons, 1206 E. Reserve Road in Vancouver. Precincts reporting to this location: 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 200, 220, 225, 240, 245, 250, 255, 257, 650, 651, 660, 663, 670, 673, 675.

• Heritage High School commons, 7825 N.E. 130th Ave. in Vancouver. Precincts reporting to this location: 563, 571, 624, 626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 633, 634, 635, 636, 638, 640, 643, 649, 652, 653, 654, 656, 662, 685, 686, 687, 688, 689, 691, 692, 693, 698, 699.

• Wy’east Middle School commons, 1112 S.E. 136th Ave. in Vancouver. Precincts reporting to this location: 631, 644, 645, 646, 648, 658, 659, 664, 668, 669, 677, 678, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 690, 694, 695, 696, 697.

• Camas High School commons, 26900 S.E. 15th St. in Camas. Precincts reporting to this location: 606, 625, 900, 905, 910, 913, 914, 917, 920, 925, 930, 935, 940, 947, 950, 960, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 966, 985.

Stevie Mathieu: 360-735-4523; http://facebook.com/reportermathieu;http://twitter.com/col_politics;stevie.mathieu@columbian.com.