This is a friendly reminder of the convention this weekend. Click the link below for more details!
Did you know that if we only had about 5000 more registered and voting neighbors, we could have flipped the Special Election in the 7th LD in November of 2018? Yep, that’s how close our candidates came and how purple our county was back then.
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March 24th the county convention starts at 10am at the Okanogan PUD Auditorium. For full details, please go to the link below:
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Details for the Okanogan County Democratic Convention and Caucus 2018 can be found at https://mailchi.mp/dffb38f4ec12/3-24-18-ok-county-democrats-convention
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SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
WITH LUNCH & DESSERT POTLUCK
OKDEMS, PCOs and Members Hosts Community Groups in TONASKET
Submit agenda items by 01/06/2018. to okdemocrats.sec @ gmail . com (remove spaces).
SOME AGENDA ITEMS TO INCLUDE:
Organization updates and announcements.
Nominations for Treasurer
#FlipItBlue in #OkanoganCounty
FYI WAStateDems’ Maria Beltran would like to do a canvass event after the ResistForGOOD Indivisible We Shall March – Hear Our Voices event on 01/20/2018
Learn more about becoming a PCO.
Join as a Member to support and grow our membership to help spread #TheNewBlue!
FYI the OKDems meeting is a lunch and dessert potluck unity celebration because all the various groups from those working toward public road access to environmental protection, from education to Marijuana legalization, from LGBTQ rights to Women’s rights, from DACA to Healthcare, from water rights to PAC, and from Indivisible groups to ROC and other geoups will be there…. The itinerary is loosely:
Introductions/Missions of County Activism Groups,
plus how OKDems can help each group and vice versa
1pmish OKDems Gen Meeting
2pmish Call for nominations, PCO Info and canvassing coordination post 1/20 march
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September 22, 2017 – Michael Sarratt, Chairman, OKDems
On Tuesday, I spent the morning at the Okanogan County Auditor’s office as they performed the required logic and accuracy test on the disabled voter’s polling station. It was a truly fascinating process. Next up: Friday, Sept 22 from 9:00AM to noon, we will witness the l&a test on the rest of the voting apparatus, along with an external auditor from the State of Washington Elections Bureau.
The process was amazingly labor intensive as the clerks used a ‘test deck’ pre-marked to represent every possible vote combination from every race in every district and precinct of the county. When it had all been entered into the disabled voter station, the result was taken by hand on the recording chip and entered into the tabulating machine which was used to generate a paper spreadsheet of the votes cast on a spreadsheet. That sheet was then hand checked against the copies of the original test deck to make sure that the sheet tallied exactly and in order. The ‘air gap’ between machines was created by hand carrying the tabulation from the polling station to the machine in the vault which distributed the results. Neither of these machines are in any way connected to each other, or the larger internet, so there is no chance of outside input. As long as the process is followed precisely by the clerks, the result is certain to be accurate. That is why witnesses are important. We are there to testify to the accuracy both internally (I signed the results) and externally to all of you. At the end, all the results, machine scores, disks, and papers are locked in an evidence box and placed in the vault. It is a long, tedious process. The skill, knowledge, care and integrity of the auditors is truly impressive. I learned a lot!
This process is at the very heart of our democracy and, in my opinion, is of the utmost importance. In this era of Russian hacking, voter suppression, tampering, etc. it is our duty and privilege to stand witness to the fairness of our local election processes. Check our page if you wish to participate.
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