King County is divided into 2,538 neighborhoods called precincts, many are only a few blocks in size. Most precincts have an Elected Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) who serves as the political representative for that neighborhood.
PCOs walk their precinct before each election making sure their neighbors are registered voters, handing out election materials, and reminding people to vote. They also are key players in spreading the word about Democratic candidates.
PCOs are elected every two years as part of the Democratic primary. You can also be appointed at any time to represent a vacant precinct as an Appointed PCO. If your precinct already has a PCO you can also be appointed as an Acting PCO for a nearby precinct which doesn’t have a PCO.
- If you do not know your LD, use the Legislative District Lookup from the Washington State Legislature.
- Find your Precinct through the King County Voter Guide Lookup.
To be appointed as a PCO or Acting PCO, you need to apply with your Legislative District Organization.
- Contact your District Chair or District PCO coordinator about the openings in your district
- Fill out the application form.
- Bring it with you to the next District organization meeting
- The body will vote on whether to approve your application; if approved, the District chair will sign it and send it to KCDCC.
- The actual appointment will typically take place sometime in the next few weeks (you can watch for it here—change the LD to your own).