Steps to take to vote for Sanders in the primary

“Maui for Bernie Sanders” held a sign-waving in Kahului a few days before the first Democratic debate. It was exciting to hear the many honks and see the many “shakas” and “thumbs-ups” flashed in support of Bernie! Clearly, the word is out that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the most progressive, honest and consistent candidate to run for president in decades. Visit his website at to learn more.

The first step to electing Sanders to the presidency begins with the primary election. The rules for voting for presidential candidates in the primary are different from state to state. In Hawaii, there are three steps everyone must complete in order to vote for Sanders to be the Democratic Party nominee. In Hawaii, the primaries are organized by the political parties and are called a “caucus.”

First, you must be registered to vote at your current address. You can register online at

Secondly, in Hawaii, one must formally join the Democratic Party. You can do that online at

Third, you must show up in person at the Democratic Party Caucus in your neighborhood on March 26, 2016, and vote in the “Presidential Preference Poll” for Bernie. The Democratic Party will notify members where these meetings will take place.

If you are not sure if you are registered to vote or a member of the Democratic Party, simply reregister and rejoin.

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Eloise Engman