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How Do I Become A Precinct Committeeman?
There are two ways to become a precinct committeeman (PC), primarily dependent on timing:
- Get elected in a primary election. The next election cycle will take place in 2018.
- Get appointed outside the election cycle, if a vacancy exists in your precinct. For the information on being appointed click here.
It’s important for you to know the role of an Elected Precinct Committeeman:
PCs are elected in August of even-numbered years (2018). The term as a PC lasts until the day of the next primary election. In the statutory meetings of district, county, and state party committees, only elected PCs elect the leaders of our Party. These meetings will take place in November 2018 and January 2019.
ELECTED Precinct Committeemen:
– Only elected PCs can run for district, county or state leadership.
– Elects district leadership at Organizational meeting (Nov. 2018).
– Elects County Executive Committee and County Member at Large positions at Statutory Meeting (Jan. 2019).
– Votes on County Bylaws and Resolutions at Statutory Meeting.
– Selects candidates should there be a legislative vacancy.
– Eligible to run for State Committeemen positions.
– TO RETAIN OFFICE, CURRENT PC’s MUST RUN FOR RE-ELECTION EVERY TWO (2) YEARS.
(YOU MUST BE AN ELECTED PC TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RUN FOR THIS POSITION):
– Governing member of the State Party.
– Must be an elected PC to be a State Committeeman.
– Must be elected by your Legislative District (2-year term).
– Elects State Executive Committee including our State Party Chairman.
– Elects Congressional District Member at Large Officers.
– Votes on State Bylaws and Resolutions.