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PRECINCT COMMITTEEPERSONS

Do you want to get more involved with the Party?

PC Blocks

Run to become a precinct committeeperson (PC), the Democratic representative for your precinct!

PCs, or precinct committeepersons, are the building block of the Democratic Party. They are the grassroots organizing base for all of our activities.

What does a PC do?

PCs 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.


Here are are a few tasks that you can do as a PC: 

  • -provides their Democratic precinct voters with information on the Democratic Party and its candidates.

  • -contacts voters before the primary, general or special election.gathers signatures for for candidates and ballot measures provides information on issues.

  • -lobbies elected officials with phone calls, letters, postcards, or petitions.

  • -asks voters’ opinions and share yours.

  • -nominates candidates for Democratic vacancies in state legislature.

  • -participates in county and state platform conventions.

  • -elects County Officers.
  • -elects delegates to the State Central Committee.
  • -elects delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

 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!

PCs are also a central part of their local Democratic organization. They elect Party leadership, help fill vacancies in elected office, and attend their congressional  caucus every two years. Becoming active with your Democratic Congressional, County or local club will make you a more effective PC.

How to become a PC

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

Election

Democratic voters in each precinct will elect PCs every two years in an August Primary. A candidate who runs unopposed will be automatically elected; contested elections will appear on the primary ballot. PCs elected in August will take office on January 1st. All candidates for PC must file with their County Elections office on the dates prescribed by the Arizona Secretary of State.

Pinal County Elections Department have specific rules for filing as a PC. 

See Pinal County Elections.

Appointment

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

Contact the Pinal County Demcratic Party to learn about becoming an appointed or acting PC.

Precinct Committee Appointment Forms

Precinct Committeeperson Brochure