Apathy Got Us The Government We Have Today
We've seen a significant drop in voter turnout over the last 40 years - especially in primary and non-presidential elections. That's bad news for our country but it means that your vote counts more than ever.
Dozens of districts were within 100 votes in the last election. The Moses Lake School District bond won by less than 10 votes! Even if it looks like an opposing legislator will win it is important to show him/her that you care what they do in office.
Primary elections give you a special opportunity to have a huge impact. Washington is a "Top 2" primary election state. The top two candidates, even if they are from the same party, get on the ballot. In 2016 we had a traditional conservative Republican and a radical Tea Party Republican on our ballot for 4th District Representative. Our choice was between "Dumb and Dumber." That happened because in the low-turnout election conservatives in our district voted in the primary and progressives didn't. We can change that.
Grant County Democrats are working with the progressive voters in our district to make our voice heard.