King County is divided into 2,538 neighborhoods called precincts, many are only a few blocks in size. Most precincts have a 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 a key player in spreading the word about Democratic candidates! PCOs are elected every two years as part of the Democratic primary. It is also possible to be appointed as a PCO between elections, or to be appointed as an Acting PCO for a precinct in which you do not reside.
PCO resources, including a list of PCOs and training materials are available in this private page (password required).
Note : if you do not have a password and you feel you should be able to see these pages, contact your PCO coordinator to get one.
Become a PCO
- Find your Precinct through the King County Voter Guide Lookup
- Contact your LD Chair to volunteer to be a PCO, or to “adopt” a neighboring precinct if your precinct already has a PCO.
- Your LD chair will be happy to tell you how to proceed.
if you do not know your LD, use the Legislative District Lookup from the Washington State Legislature.
Application for Appointment to fill a PCO Vacancy
Please use our PCO Application Form (PDF) to be appointed as a PCO in King County.