BECOME A SNOHOMISH COUNTY PRECINCT COMMITTEE OFFICER
The Precinct Committee officer is the official representative of the precinct to the Republican Party. This is a partisan office established to represent the voters within a specific geographical area.
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HOW TO BECOME A PCO
1. PCO Eligibility & Election
- Be a member of the Republican Party.
- Be a registered voter in the precinct.
- File for election in even numbered years.
- If unopposed a PCO candidate is automatically elected, if opposed whoever receives the most votes in the August Primary will be elected.
- Serve a two year term starting December 1st following the election.
2. PCO Appointment
- Appointment for open precincts must be after the county reorganization meeting.
- Eligibility: must declare to be a member of a major political party, registered voter in the precinct.
- Appointment is made by the County Chair and may require approval of the County Executive Board
3. PCO Captain
- If the County Chair cannot find a person with a precinct to serve as a PCO, then he or she may appoint a precinct captain. This individual acts as a PCO but does not live within the precinct.
- Same eligibility and process as a PCO appointment except appointee may live outside precinct to which he or she is being appointed Captain.
PCO DUTIES OVERVIEW
These duties may take a minimum of twenty hours per year, or a few hours a month.
- Attend district and county Party meetings, help formulate policy, and recruit party candidates and volunteers
- Support all Republican candidates
- Assist with fundraising events, as possible
- Distribute candidate information to neighbors
- Engage in Get-Out-the Vote activities: register voters and urge voter turnout
- Conduct a Precinct Caucus
- Select officers of the County Central Committee
- File for election for Precinct Committee Officer
PCO LINKS & DOWNLOADS
Link to Legislative District Chairs