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Precinct caucuses: The where, what and how

Eastern Washington Republicans might know the “who” for their precinct caucuses this weekend. Three of the four presidential hopefuls have stopped in Spokane over the last three weeks, and all of them have been debating and campaigning for months.
Caucus goers might also know the when, but it’s worth repeating: 10 a.m. Saturday.
They may be wondering about the where, which is a bit more complicated, considering there are more than 90 locations in Spokane County alone. Before getting to that list, a brief primer on the what and how of precinct caucuses:
Caucuses are essentially meetings of like-minded individuals. There are Democratic and Republican caucuses in Congress and the Legislature, as well as caucuses formed around geographic proximity or causes ranging from military families to farm products. A precinct caucus is a chance for people in a small geographic area, who consider themselves party  members, to gather every two years to discuss issues. Every four years, they also discuss presidential candidates.
Washington voters don’t register by party. To attend a GOP caucus this weekend, you’ll have to declare yourself a Republican and promise not to attend Democratic caucuses in April. Upon arriving, you’ll get a straw poll ballot to mark a preference for one of the four GOP presidential candidates. The straw poll won’t decide presidential delegates, it’s just a snapshot of where caucus-goers are, and results for the state will be released that evening.
During the caucus, the group may discuss the merits of one or all candidates before asking for a show of support for each one. You can change your mind, and decide to support a different candidate than you marked on the ballot.
Based on the strength of the candidates, delegates from each precinct will be awarded for the county convention in April. The delegates at county conventions pick delegates to the state convention, who pick delegates to the national convention. That final group of delegates are pledged to presidential nominees, and changes in support can occur along the way. The caucuses are the beginning, not a conclusion, of determining the state’s support for presidential candidates.
The caucuses also deal with issues that may be part of the GOP county platform, or statement of principles. Depending on attendance for your particular precinct, the process can be over in less than a half hour, or it could go the full two hours. Party rules say the caucuses must end by noon.

To see the list of Spokane County precinct caucus locations, click here to go inside the blog.
  


To find a precinct caucus location in Spokane County, you’ll need to know your four-digit precinct number, which can be found on a voter registration card. Many caucuses are held in centralized locations, but some are held in individual residences. The list features the joint locations first, and with the lowest to highest numbers in line for each spot. (One way to find your location would be to enter your precinct number into the search or find function of your web browser. For many browsers, Find can be found in the “Edit” options.)

The individual locations are listed in numerical order at the bottom of each district. Addresses and names came from the Spokane County Republican Party; for questions, call the party offices at 509-838-6162 or go to its website at www.spokanegop.org .
3rd District
3100, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3106, 3107, 3112, 3113, 3114, 3115, 3116, 3117, 3118, 3119, 3120, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3139, 3140: Beacon Hill, 4848 E. Wellesley, Spokane
3108, 3109, 3110, 3111, 3124, 3125, 3126, 3127, 3128, 3136, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3144, 3145, 3146, 3147, 3148, 3149, 3154: Corbin Senior Center 827 West Cleveland Ave., Spokane
3129, 3130, 3131, 3132, 3133, 3134, 3135, 3137, 3138, 3152, 3153, 3156, 3157, 3158, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164: All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St., Spokane
3150, 3151: 1436 N. Summit Blvd., Spokane
3155: 4024 E. 31st Ave., Spokane, Wa. 99223
3165: 1235 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane

4th District
4000, 4001: 33309 N Shanna Dr., Chattaroy
4004, 4005: Trezzi Farm, 17700 N Dunn Rd., Colbert
4010, 4014, 4100: Beacon Hill Event Center, 4848 E Wellesley Ave., Spokane
4013, 4018, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4441, 4444: 23304 East Wellesley Avenue, Otis Orchards
4015, 4200, 4201, 4404, 4405, 4406, 4407, 4416, 4417: Argonne Library, 4322 N Argonne Rd., Spokane Valley
4019, 4439: 5004 N. Keller Rd., SpokaneValley
4023, 4024, 4025, 4400, 4401, 4403, 4410, 4411, 4412, 4413, 4422, 4423, 4424, 4426, 4427, 4435, 4442, 4443: 10920 East Sprague Avenue, Spokane Valley
4026, 4415, 4419, 4420, 4428, 4429, 4436, 4437, 4440: 10212 E. 9th Avenue, Spokane Valley
4028, 4029, 4300, 4301, 4303, 4438: 21502 East George Gee Avenue, Liberty Lake
4414, 4421: 1511 S. Bowdish Road, Spokane Valley
4002: Riverside FS 46 District 4, 3818 E Deer Park Milan Rd., Chattaroy
4003: 5906 E Woolard Rd.,Colbert
4006: 14903 N. Fairview Dr., Mead
4007: 12502 NE Newman Lake Rd., Newman Lake
4008: 5224 E Farwell, Mead
4009: 7827 E Bigelow Gulch Hwy, Spokane
4011: 10811 N Judkins Rd , Spokane
4012: 7721 N. Campbell Rd. Otis Orchards
4016: 7516 E Columbia Dr., Spokane
4017: 8615 E Walton, Spokane
4027: 19004 E. 10th Lane, Greenacres
4101: 5122 E Union Ave., Spokane
4302: 22855 East Country Vista Dr #357, Liberty Lake
4402: 6707 E. 3rd Avenue, Spokane Valley
4408: 10010 East 48th Avenue, Spokane Valley
4409: 4107 South Forrest Meadow, Spokane Valley
4418: 1104 N. Bowdish Road, Spokane Valley
4425: 11827 E. Lenora Road, Spokane Valley
4430: 15618 E Broadway, Spokane Valley
4431: 217 N Best Rd, Spokane Valley
4432: 15213 East 2nd Avenue, Spokane Valley
4433: 1010 Sunnyvale, Spokane Valley
4434: 13910 East 30th Avenue, Spokane Valley

6th District
6001, 6002, 6004, 6012, 6027, 6107, 6113, 6114, 6153: N. Spokane Library, 44 E Hawthorne, Spokane
6005, 6006: 16621 N Cincinnati, Spokane
6007, 6023, 6030, 6032: Birdy's Sports Bar 12908 N Division, Spokane
6016, 6018, 6019, 6020, 6021, 6129, 6131, 6135, 6136, 6138, 6139, 6140, 6143, 6145, 6146, 6149, 6150, 6400: Moran Prairie Grange, 6006 S. Palouse Hwy, Spokane
6022, 6024, 6025, 6117, 6132, 6133, 6141, 6142, 6144, 6151, 6154: South Hill Public Library, 3324 South Perry, Spokane
6026, 6028, 6029, 6034, 6035, 6039, 6108, 6152: Shiloh Hills Fellowship, 207 E. Lincoln Rd
6115, 6116: 6931 N Cincinnati, Spokane
6118, 6119, 6120, 6121, 6122, 6123, 6124, 6125, 6126, 6127, 6128, 6134: Shadle Public Library, W. 2111 Wellesley Ave
6000: Optic One Eye Care, 513 E Hastings Road, Spokane
 6003: 15206 N. Neptune , Mead
6008: 13711 N Meadowlark Ct., Mead
6009: Rusty Roof restaurant 101 E Hastings Rd., Spokane
6010: 6816 W Dogwood Ave., Nine Miles Falls
6011: 11607 N Cheyenne, Mead
6014: 4329 S Custer, Spokane
6015: 10602 N Hooper Rd, Spokane
6031: 11521 N Golden Pond Lane, Spokane
6033: 17 W Falcon Ave.,Spokane
6036: 320 W Sierra Way, Spokane
6037: 7625 N Hughes Dr, Spokane
6038: 6602 N Jefferson St., Spokane
6100: 10809 N Klamath Ct., Spokane
6101: 5208 W. Ridgecrest Dr., Spokane
6102, 6103: Indian Trail Library,4909 W. Barnes, Spokane
6104: 7444 N Sutherlin St., Spokane
6105: 1304 W. Maxine Ct., Spokane
6106: 8422 N General Grant Way, Spokane
6109: 7035 N. Greenwood Blvd, Spokane
6110: 6525 N. Drumheller St., Spokane
6111: 3519 W. Excell Lane, Spokane
6112: 6916 N East Bluff Ct., Spokane
6130: 1807 E. Rockwood Blvd., Spokane
6137: 3205 E. Maria Ct., Spokane
6147: 129 W 34th Ave, Spokane
6148: 3705 S Manito Blvd, Spokane
7th District
7001, 7002, 7003: FD4 Station 44 17207 N. Newport Hwy, Mead
7006, 7009, 7100, 7101, 7200: Airway Heights Community Center, 13120 W 13th Ave.
7012, 7300, 7301: First Baptist Church of Deer Park - 1205 E Crawford, Deer Park
7000: Riverside Community Center - 35007 N Newport Hwy, Chattaroy
7004: 24318 N Rose Meadow Ln., Colbert
7005: N. Spokane Library, 44 E Hawthorne, Spokane
7007: 10102 W Charles Rd., Nine Mile Falls
7008: 6610 N. Wood Rd., Reardon
7010: 2003 S Brooks Rd., Medical Lake
7011: 29510 Short Rd., Deer Park
9th District
9000, 9001, 9002, 9013, 9014, 9016, 9017, 9018, 9019, 9020, 9300, 9400, 9500, 9600, 9700:
Moran Prairie Grange, 6006 S. Palouse Hwy, Spokane
9004, 9007, 9010, 9012, 9200: Cheney Community Library, 601 First St. Cheney.
9008, 9100, 9101: Med. Lake Community Church, 203 N. Wash. St., Medical Lake
9202, 9203: Kennedy Library Auditorium, EWU Campus, Cheney
9003: On Sacred Grounds coffee shop, 12212 E. Palouse Hwy.,Valleyford
9005: 1409 W Paradise Rd., Spokane
9006: 3924 W Jensen Rd, Cheney
9009: 16608 W Laurel Dr., Medical Lake
9011: 35210 S Long Rd., Cheney
9015: 7808 E Big Rock Rd. Spokane
9201: 511 K St., Cheney
  


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