The deadline for voting in the primary election is August 7. Have you voted yet?
Here are some resources for guidance:
- Watch and listen to the candidates on brief videos on the Washington State TVW.org website.
- Skagit County Auditors/Elections page
- See the Burlington Public library’s Government, Elections and Law page, scroll down for links
And lest you think primaries aren’t important and you’ll just wait until the ‘real’ election?
Many state Supreme Court races are decided by the primary.
voting for judges.com explains why: “Supreme Court candidates appear on the primary election ballot on August 7, 2012. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the votes cast in the primary, that candidate appears on the general election ballot without opposition. If no candidate receives more than 50% in the primary, the top two candidates appear on the general election ballot on November 6, 2012.”
Democracy is a participatory sport! Get informed and show up.