BECOME A PRECINCT COMMITTEE OFFICER.
Represent your Precinct!
Would you like to get more involved with the Party?
Run to become a precinct committee officer (PCO), the Democratic representative for your precinct!
PCOs, or precinct committee officers, are the building block of the Democratic Party. They are the grassroots organizing base for all of our activities.
What does a PCO do?
PCOs play an important role in electing Democrats. It’s their job to get to know their neighbors, educate undecided or swing voters, and make sure Democrats 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 Democratic candidates. This is what grassroots politics is all about!
PCOs are also a central part of their local Democratic organization. They elect Party leadership, help fill vacancies in elected office, and lead their precinct caucus every two years. Becoming active with your local Democratic organization will make you a more effective PCO.
How to become a PCO
There are two ways to become a PCO - election by the voters in your precinct, or appointment by your local Democratic Party organization.
By election: Democratic voters in each precinct will elect PCOs in August 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.