An op-ed by Sen. Sam Hunt, explaining the need to change Washington’s presidential primary and expand access to democracy, appeared in The Olympian on Jan. 30, 2019.

The bill would move Washington’s presidential primary date to the second Tuesday in March, and take advantage of the state’s successful vote-by-mail program.

History shows us that primaries are more representative than party caucuses.

Caucuses are often inaccessible to people who work Saturdays or have other time commitments. Our military personnel serving overseas and people working out of state are denied access. It’s time to move away from that antiquated system.

Sen. Sam Hunt

Read the full piece on The Olympian’s website.