Steps to Become Elected

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PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN ELECTIONS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AGAIN UNTIL AUGUST, 2020. PC APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW TAKING PLACE

Precinct committeemen are ELECTED in each primary election and serve a two-year term. The next election is August, 2020 but many precincts are NOT full and you can become an appointed PC.

Elected PCs vote on the district, county, and state party leadership as well as the party platform.

Becoming an elected PC isn’t difficult; most PCs who run are elected. If you are a registered Republican, you’re qualified to be a Republican PC. Like a candidate for any other elected office, there are signatures to gather and paperwork to file. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process.

Instructions below are for the 2020 election: 

Step 1

  • Find your district and precinct.
  • Verify that you’re registered as a Republican at your current home address.

Step 2

  • Download and complete the Nomination Paper Declaration of Qualification. This will need to be submitted along with your completed petition sheet.

Step 3

  • Download and complete the signature petition form, and obtain signatures from registered Republicans who live in your precinct. When printing your petition, print on 8.5×11, double-sided. Do not print individual sheets they must be printed on front and back.
  • How many signatures do you need? The number for this office is typically only 10-15 signatures depending on your precinct. To know exactly the number needed, you can download this list, find your legislative district and then precinct. Note the number of signatures you will need listed under “Signatures Required”.
  • Yes, you can sign your own petition.
  • Not sure how to fill out your petition? Here’s a Sample Petition in case you need help filling it out.

Step 4

  • File your completed affidavit of qualification and signature petition form with signatures. You can mail or hand-deliver them to any branch of the County Recorder’s Office. Note: You do NOT have to turn this paperwork into the Chairman of your district. You can personally mail it or hand-deliver it to the County Recorder’s office. Just make sure the Recorder’s office receives it by 5pm on — date will be posted in 2020.
  • You can begin to file PC paperwork on April, 2020. Completed forms must be must be received by 5:00pm on — date will be posted in 2020 (postmarked does not count).
  • You can mail your PC paperwork to: Elections MCTEC Office, 510 S. Third Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003.  Again, please note that if you decide to mail it, it must be received by 5pm on deadline date — date will be posted in 2020…postmarks do NOT count.

STEP 5

After the write-in deadline which will be announced after May submission deadline, the County Recorder’s Office will publish a list of candidates. Verify that your name is on the list.

Step 6

As of (date will be posted in 2020), if there are more available positions than candidates, your name will not appear on the ballot, but you will be elected. If there are more candidates than available positions, your name will appear on the ballot.