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How to make sense of the caucuses and primary

 

With the Iowa caucuses behind us, and the New Hampshire primary finishing up Tuesday, you might be wondering how Washington's presidential nomination process works-and with good reason. Rather than just a caucus or a primary, the Evergreen State will hold both, with each playing a different role in each party's nomination process.

So how will it all work?

Our state's May 24 presidential primary will operate much like a general election-with one big exception. Voters will have to sign a party declaration and vote only on one party's list of candidates.  Voter's Pamphlets and ballots will go out the first week in May, and voters will have 18 days to mail back or use a ballot drop box.

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