Now Taking Questions for the July Primary Election Forums for the 24th Legislative District Races


The Leagues of Women Voters in Clallam and Jefferson Counties encourage members of the public who live in Washington's 24th Legislative District to submit questions for our July district-wide state representative and senator primary forums. The 24th Legislative District encompasses most of the Olympic Peninsula, including all of Clallam and Jefferson Counties, and large parts of Grays Harbor County.


The candidate forums for the August 6 Primary Election will take place on Zoom on the following dates, allowing people from across the peninsula a chance to see the candidates:

  • July 9, starting at 5:30 PM, the candidates for State Representative, Position 1.
  • July 11, starting at 7:00 PM, the candidates for State Senator.
  • July 18, starting at 5:30 PM, the candidates for State Representative, Position 2.

Please submit your questions to LWV24LDquestions@gmail.com no later than noon July 7 for the Position 1 and Senate races, and by July 16 for the Position 2 race. Concise, unbiased questions directly related to the job, its policies, and the leadership skills required will be given priority, and similar questions will be combined. We strive to ensure that questions reflect a wide range of concerns from our district’s multiple constituencies, and our questions are never released to any candidates in advance of the forums.

Links to the primary forums, which can be accessed by computer, tablet, or phone, are posted below and at https://lwvcla.clubexpress.com/ . Media partner KPTZ 91.9 FM will simulcast the forums and livestream them at https://kptz.org. The forum will also be recorded and linked on the websites of both Clallam and Jefferson Leagues of Women Voters.

For additional information on the candidate forums, please contact the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County at lwvjeffcowa@gmail.com.

Links for the July 9 and July 11 Primary Candidate Forums

Click on the below link to join the Zoom Meeting starting at 5:30 PM on July 9 and at 7:00 PM on July 11:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84529405640 

Meeting ID: 845 2940 5640

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Announcing the Winners of the

2024 High School Essay Contest 


Congratulations to everyone who thought deeply about the political issues they care about and wrote about them in this year's essay contest. 


Winners are:


1st Place: Sitka Vicha, Chimacum High School

2nd Place: Calliope Mosher, Chimacum High School

3rd Place: Kepler Edmundson, Port Townsend High School


Thank you again, students, for the time and attention you paid to the pressing issues facing us, and thank you for sharing your views.


Read the Winning Essays Here!



Jefferson County Ballot Box Locations:

Quinault Nation (Queets)

In front of the Queets Tribal Office


Quilcene Community Center

294952 Highway 101, Quilcene


Nordland Fire Station

6633 Flagler Road, Nordland


Jefferson County Library

620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock

(Next to the book drop box in the parking lot.)


Jefferson County Courthouse

1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend

(One in the back parking lot, one in front of the building, and one outside the County Auditor’s Office)


Hoh Nation

2261 Lower How Road, Forks

(In front of the Tribal Police Center)


Gateway Visitor Center

93 Beaver Valley Road, Port Ludlow


Brinnon Community Center

306144 Highway 101, Brinnon


2023 Essay Competition for Jefferson County Students Age 14-18 

What would your community be like without the news?


Congratulations to our winners!


1st place -- Elliot Pflueger for the essay Damning Darkness in Isolation


2nd place -- Tessa Richardson for the essay The World Would be Dark Without News

3rd place -- Keanu Morrison for the essay The Nature of News.

Read the Winning Essays Here!

Want to encourage civic engagement and support the young people of this community? Join the LWVJC and be a part of the Essay Team or donate to the prize fund. Mark your checks with "Essay Contest" and mail them to LWV/Jefferson County, P.O. Box 707, Port Townsend WA 98368.

Information Sessions on Running for Office

Considering running for public office in Jefferson County? Get advice from six currently serving elected officials who share their thoughts on campaigning and serving. While every elected position is different, the insights below can benefit anyone planning to campaign in 2021.

View the zoom interview on running for and serving as a Port of Port Townsend Port Commissioner here:

Port of Port Townsend Commissioner

View the zoom interview on running for and serving on School Board in Chimacum or Port Townsend here:

Chimacum and Port Townsend School Boards

View the zoom interview on running for and serving on Port Townsend's City Council here:

Port Townsend City Council

Would you rather read transcripts than watch videos? 

Port Commissioner Information Session Transcript.pdf

School Board Information Session Transcript.pdf

City Council Information Session Transcript.pdf


View Jefferson County's 2021 Election Guide:

2021 Election Guide for Jurisdictions.pdf


Curious about the League of Women Voters?

The Jefferson County Unit-At-Large focuses on Voter Education. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is willing to abide by our policies, as set forth by the League of Women Voters of the United States.

1. Political Policy

The League shall not support or oppose any political party or any candidate. You can still be active with any political party you choose, but while you are conducting League business, you leave your personal politics at the door. 

2. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy.  

LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy. 

Click here for the LWV's Full Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy.


Are you a caregiver?

Click here to review rules for helping the person you care for vote.

Refresh Yourself on Voting Procedures

Click here for a video explaining the parts of the ballot and how to make sure it all gets in the envelope correctly and signed.

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County greatly appreciate your interest and the support of our partners, AAUW-PT and media partner KPTZ 91.9 FM, Port Townsend's Community Radio.


Want to Watch the June 18 Primary Election Forum for the Attorney General's Race? 

Here's the YouTube Link to watch live.

Click here

Submit any questions you might have for the forum to forumquestions@lwvwa.com prior to June 16.  

Please be sure to indicate that your question is for the Attorney General Forum. Candidates Nick Brown, Manka Dhingra and Pete Serrano have confirmed that they will be attending.

What Could You Do In the League?

Help with the annual essay contest for high school students.

Learn to organize and run candidate forums for local elections.

Serve as an Election Observer.

Register people to vote.

(ask us to find out more)

Contact

Angela Gyurko, President
lwvjeffcowa@gmail.com

Join your local League!

We are open to all persons residing in Jefferson County in accordance with the LWV policy on equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The LWV is moving toward a pay-what-you can dues structure to allow more people to take advantage of the resources the League offers anyone concerned about Voter Access and Voting Rights.

Our past dues structure included three levels (listed below):

$15—Teambuilder 

These are member-sponsored memberships for new members helping expand our reach throughout the county.

$70—Individual

$105—Two persons at the same address

$120—Benefactor membership, for those wishing to help expand our membership ranks.

All Dues include membership in the League of Women Voters of Washington State and the US League of Women Voters.

To join or renew:

Send your name, phone, email, and check to:

LWV/Jefferson County
P.O. Box 707
Port Townsend, WA 98368




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