Become a Precinct Committee Person

Want to get more involved with the Party?

Run to become a precinct committee person (PCP), the Democratic representative for your precinct!

PCPs, or precinct committee person, are the building block of the Democratic Party. They are the grassroots organizing base for all of our activities.


What does a PCP do?

PCPs 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!

PCPs 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 PCP.


How to Become a PCP

There are two ways to become a PCP - election by the voters in your precinct, or appointment by your local Democratic Party organization.


Democratic voters in each precinct will elect PCPs in August Primary. All candidates will appear on the primary ballot.  PCPs elected in August will take office immidately. 

Find your County Elections office.


County Democratic Parties have the right to appoint PCPs to fill any seats left vacant - either because no one filed to run, or because the elected PCP has stepped down. If your precinct is vacant, the Chair of your local Democratic County Party can appoint you to serve as an "appointed" PCP starting immediately!

Contact your local Party organization to learn about becoming an appointed or acting PCP.


Courtesy of the Equality State Policy Center