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Become a Precinct Committee Officer (PCO)
Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are the grassroots organizers for all activities of the 43rd District Democrats. PCOs drive up voter turnout and personally communicate the Democratic Party message to people in every neighborhood of the District.
PCOs elect the leadership of the King County and 43rd District Democrats, and our representatives to the state party. Leading a Precinct Caucus every two years is another important role of PCOs.
PCOs are elected officials of the Democratic Party and serve as the Democratic representative for their precinct. A precinct can be as small as a section of a neighborhood or as large as a historical township, but precincts usually contain 200 to 800 registered voters.
Which precinct do I live in?
Your voter registration card has your precinct number on it (if you live in the 43rd, it'll start with "SEA 43-" and end in a four-digit number), or you can find your precinct online.
How do I become an Precinct Committee Officer?
To become an elected PCO, you must be voted into office during the Primary Election on even-numbered election years. The most recent PCO elections were held in August 2010, and will be held again in August 2012.
If you missed the 2010 PCO election but would still like to volunteer, we can appoint you as the "Appointed PCO" of your precinct if there is no PCO already serving in the precinct where you live. We can also appoint you as the "Acting PCO" of a nearby precinct, or put you in touch with your local PCO to assist them.
If you have any questions about becoming a PCO or other ways to take action in the district, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find out more about all the Precinct Committee Officer resources we provide.