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In order to effectively deal with shear amount of legislation, candidates, and activities going on in the state at any point in time, we have arranged ourselves to follow geopolitical lines and group affiliations.
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The national division deals with Presidential, Vice-presidential, Cabinet, and Supreme Court candidates and Congressional legislation. The Pirate National Committee (PNC) helps coordinate communications and actions between the states, but the state parties mainly deal directly with each other. The PNC holds a national convention every four years to facilitate the choosing of Presidential and Vice-presidential candidates.
State level legislation, ballot initiatives, and candidates like US Senators or the President affect all people in the state and this division of the party keeps track, when the time comes they send this information down to the Congressional, Legislative, and County divisions. If your Congressional, Legislative, or County Divisions have no organization, you can contact the State Division by email to set one up.
The state is divided into 12 Congressional Districts of approximately equal population. Each district is represented by a U.S. Representative in Congress. The Congressional Districts keep track of the candidates running in their region and report them to all the precincts in their region.
Washington is divided into 49 Legislative Districts, each having a state senator and two state representatives in the state legislature. Each Legislative District keeps track of the candidates for their district which they pass on to all the precincts in their district once elections roll around.
Washington is made up of 39 Counties, each with their own County Board. Counties keep track of board candidates, legislation, and ballot initiatives, which they then pass on to all the precincts in their division.
The Congressional, Legislative, and County divisions are created by state law and every resident in Washington is located in one division of each. Congressional Districts, Legislative Districts, and County Divisions all keep track of the legislation, candidates, and ballot initiatives going on in their respective regions. They also keep track of which Precincts are in their areas and when elections come around they pass along all their information to the groups managing each Precinct. The Precincts then go out and canvass with a list of all ballot initiatives, legislation, and candidates for their area.
- Political Action Committees (PACs)
- Student Groups