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Opportunity to Become a PrecinctCommittee Officer

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Run to become a precinct committee officer, the Democratic representative for your precinct.

Precinct committee officers (PCOs) are elected officials of the Party. In contested precincts, candidates for PCO appear on the Primary ballot and are elected by voters in their precinct.

Precinct committee officers 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.

Precinct committee officers are also a central part of every local Democratic organization. Becoming active with your local Democratic organization will make you a more effective PCO. They elect leadership for every organization and help fill vacancies in other elected offices.

Running for election as a PCO is easy. Just submit a Declaration of Candidacy to your County Auditor between May 12th and May 16th.

There are two ways to submit a Declaration of Candidacy: Visit the website of your County Auditor and fill out a Declaration of Candidacy form online, where available.If you can't fill out a form online, you can download this form and mail it to your County Auditor.

Become a PCO – Join us as we work to elect Democrats in precincts across the state!


Greg Haffner
Party Affairs Manager
Washington State Democrats



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