Election of Precinct Committee Officers
Voters in each precinct will elect Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) in the August 2018 Primary.
A candidate who runs unopposed will be automatically elected; contested elections will appear on the primary ballot.
PCOs elected in August will take office on December 1st.
All candidates for PCO must file with their County Elections office between May 16 and May 20th.
Local PARTY organizations have the right to appoint PCOs to fill any seats left vacant - either because no one filed to run, or because the elected PCO has stepped down.
If your precinct is vacant, the Chair of your local PARTY organization can appoint you to serve as an "appointed" PCO starting immediately!
Want to get more involved with the Party?
If your precinct already has a PCO, the Chair of your local PARTY organization can appoint you as an "acting" PCO for a precinct that you do not live in. Note that Acting PCOs do not have PCO voting rights.
Run to become a precinct committee officer (PCO), the PARTY representative for your precinct!
Contact your local PARTY organization to learn about becoming an appointed or acting PCO.
PCOs, or precinct committee officers, are the building block of the PARTY. They are the grassroots organizing base for all of our activities.
What does a PCO do?
PCOs play an important role in electing candidates. It’s their job to get to know their neighbors, educate undecided or swing voters, and make sure their party residents are registered to vote. Before Election Day, they work to turn out voters.
All this hard work adds up to precinct-by-precinct victories and the election of favored candidates. This is what grassroots politics is all about!
PCOs are also a central part of their local PARTY organization. They elect PARTY leadership, help fill vacancies in elected office, and lead their precinct caucus every two years. Becoming active with your local PARTY organization will make you a more effective PCO.