Do you want to be a Precinct Committeeman? We are always looking for new leaders and active members. We can assist you through the process. Please email Ann Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about openings in your area and who to contact in your precinct. Read on to learn what being a Precinct Committeeman means.
“The office of precinct committeeman (“PC”) has been has been called “the most powerful office in the world” because the PC is the closest structured political officeholder to the registered voter. A registered voter has no vote in internal Party policy; a precinct committeeman does. A PC elects district, county and state party officers, delegates to the Presidential convention and RNC members. PCs sent to the Pres. Convention vote on what policies the party platform will be advocated in the next two years. Through a monthly meeting, PCs interact with their elected Party officials to influence legislation.”
What does a PC Do?
The responsibilities of en effective Precinct Commiteemen include:
Voting, in person or by proxy, at each and every district and county party election when qualified to do so. This allows you to elect who leads our legislative districts and county party.
Assisting the Republican Party in voter registration.
Assisting and encouraging Republican voters to vote on election days.
Attending District and County meetings.
Working within the precinct from which elected.
Creating enthusiasm and support for the Republican Party.
Help to elect Republican candidates.
Encourage loyalty to the Republican Party and promote its ideals.
How to 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 August 2022. To be elected you must apply before May 20th 2022.
Get appointed outside the election cycle, if a vacancy exists in your precinct.
It’s important for you to know the role of an Elected Precinct Committeeman:
PCs are elected in August of even-numbered years (2020). 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 2022 and January 2023.
ELECTED Precinct Committeemen:
– Only elected PCs can run for district, county or state leadership. – Elects district leadership at Organizational meeting (Nov. 2022). – Elects County Executive Committee and County Member at Large positions at Statutory Meeting (Jan. 2023). – 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.