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The Benton County Elections Division is excited to launch our pilot observer program beginning with the August 2022 Primary Election.  Attached to this e-mail you will see the policies, guide, and guidelines of our pilot observer program.  In the next couple of weeks I will be sending out the process schedule for the Primary Election that observers are encouraged to attend as well as dates for our observer training.

Please keep in mind that we are piloting this program for this election and that changes may be made as we start the election cycle and determine if things may work better in a different way. 

We encourage all parties to participate in this program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Amanda Hatfield
Elections Manager
Benton County Auditor | Elections Division
2618 N. Columbia Center Blvd. | Richland, WA 99352
(509) 736-3085 ext. 5639
Email: amanda.hatfield@co.benton.wa.us
www.bentonauditor.com

NOTICE:    Please note the address for the Voting Center of the Auditor’s Office has changed effective April 01, 2022.  We are now located at 2618 N Columbia Center Blvd., Richland, WA 99352.


How you can support these Washington state organizations that help Ukraine

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REFUGEE RESPONSE, LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES NORTHWEST

Lutheran Community Services Northwest started in 1921 in Tacoma, and now “partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope” across Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

The organization’s Refugee Response program  Refugee Response program asks for donations to assist families coming into the country, but also provides a list of items refugees and asylum seekers are often in need of and can be donated, such as bedding, clothing for cold weather, and diapers.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest has six Washington locations, with their main Tacoma office located at 3848 S. Junett Street, and can be contacted by calling 253-272-8433.

THE UKRAINE ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON STATE

The Ukraine Association of Washington State was founded in 1971 and “works to preserve Ukrainian heritage and is the link that unites our Ukrainian-American people. The Association is active in organizing the various cultural and artistic activities as well as patriotic gatherings,” according to the association’s website. The association asks for support in multiple ways, such as donations and volunteering, as well as partnerships and sponsorships. This Saturday, the association is also organizing a peaceful rally against the war in Ukraine, which will start at the Space Needle at 3:00 p.m., and include speakers from different national organizations and provide attendees with information about humanitarian aid. The Ukraine Association of Washington State can be contacted by phone at 206-412-8485 or by email at uaofws@gmail.com.

WORLD RELIEF SEATTLE

World Relief Seattle was started in 1979 and works to welcome refugees into Western Washington communities. They offer services such as refugee and asylum seeker resettlement, education, children and youth support, immigration legal services, employment and economic services and more, with a mission to “be a sustainable and holistic center of compassion and practical support by offering a suite of services to meet community needs and build welcoming communities,” their website states.

World Relief Seattle has many ways you can help them and support their mission, such as donating online, engaging your church to work alongside the organization, volunteering, and donating goods such as household items, bicycles, your used car, or finding more items on their Amazon Wishlist Amazon Wishlist to meet the needs of those seeking help.

World Relief Seattle has two offices in King County and Whatcom County. The King County office is located at 23835 Pacific Hwy S, Suite 100 in Kent, WA, which can be contacted by calling 253-277-1121. The Whatcom County office is located at 1530 E. Bakerview Rd. Bellingham, WA 98225, which can be reached by calling 360-592-3136.

UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF WASHINGTON

The Ukrainian Community Center of Washington The Ukrainian Community Center of Washington was started in 1992 with the mission to “promote community empowerment, leadership essay editor development, self-reliance and health promotion for the greater refugee/immigrant community in the State of Washington,” according to the center’s website.

You can support the Ukrainian Community Center of Washington by donating online here.

The Ukrainian Community Center of Washington is located at 13470 Martin Luther King Jr Way S in Seattle and can be contacted by calling 425-430-8229.

Read more at:

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/state/washington/article258790983.html#storylink=cpy


We have created some graphics that may be useful for our staff and members. These can be considered as public domain and free to use. You can import them and use them on documents or as a Zoom meeting virtual background.


On November 18, 2020, some minor changes were adopted to add the office of Second Vice-President to our list of officers.

2020 Bylaws

2020 Policy Guide


The Benton County Democratic Central Committee encourages EVERYONE to protect their family and neighbors by wearing their masks in public.


Thank you to all the folks who ran for Precinct Committee Officer. Here is a link to our new list of PCO’s for the 2021-2022 biennium. These Elected PCO’s will constitute the voting members for the selection of officers for the 2021-2022 biennium at our Reorganization meeting after this year’s election season. If you wish to become an officer of the Benton County Democratic Central Committee, this list of people are the ones who will be making those selections.

Benton County Elected Democratic Precinct Committee Officers

Those PCO candidates who were not elected may certainly be appointed during or after the Reorganization meeting to be Acting PCO in a nearby precinct which does not have a PCO. .


A new platform for 2020 has been approved. You can see it by tapping or clicking the following link.

Benton County 2020 Democratic Platform