Dems hold presidential preference poll this week

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Democratic Party is holding its 2012 Presidential Preference Poll at 6 p.m. Wednesday at precinct meeting locations.

Registered Democrats will have two choices — current President Barack Obama or no preference. Although there is an incumbent president of the Democratic Party, the vote is still important to get people registered to vote, organizers said.

“We need people to be involved and energized about what’s at stake for them,” said Janice Bond, the District 15 chair of the Kaua‘i Democratic Party.

Voter regislation is at the Elections Division in the Office of the County Clerk in Lihu‘i. Call 241-4800 or visit online at

Without proof of voter registration, the state will not allow party officials to collect the forms, she said. People must register ahead of time, and then register with the party to participate in specific activities other than voting. The result of presidential preference polling is a gauge of participation that tells the state party more about Kauai’s democratic base, she said.

Bond said some people mistakenly think they don’t need to vote in the primary election after the presidential preference poll. The presidential preference polling locations are also different than the primary and general election sites, she said.

All 16 precinct voting sites are listed at


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