Become An Elected PCO


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FILING WEEK IS HERE: All PCOs (current and prospective) must file by 4pm on Friday, May 15th.

File for PCO today!

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Make a Real Difference, Starting With Your Neighborhood

A Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) is one of the most important roles in the Democratic Party. They serve on the front lines of our elections, engage directly with their neighbors, build strong communities and ensure strong Democratic turnout in all elections.

What are a PCO’s duties?

  • Make sure neighbors in your precinct are registered to vote
  • Remind neighbors in your precinct to vote
  • Vote on party priorities and leadership
  • Decide which candidates to endorse

Why are PCOs important?

PCOs are the backbone of the local Democratic party:

  • Neighborhoods with PCOs have higher voter turnout
  • PCOs vote on and endorse candidates for office all the way from school board to state legislature. They help connect voters to those who hold those offices.
  • PCOs can build toolkits and best practices that can be shared amongst Legislative Districts
  • Many future elected officials begin as a PCO – having a strong pool of PCOs leads to a strong pipeline for future party leadership

What is my precinct?

Need help finding your legislative district, or precinct? Enter your address, and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Where do I file to be a PCO candidate?

Online PCO filing is available 24 hours a day starting May 11, 2020, at 9am and ending on May 15, 2020 at 4pm.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/for-candidates/online-pco-filing.aspx

Before then:

 

Important 2020 PCO Candidate Dates

May 11 – Candidate filing begins at 9a

May 15 – Candidate filing ends at 4p

May 18 – Last date for candidates to withdraw*

May 22 – Candidate statements for Primary Election due

July 15 – Ballots mailed for Primary Election

August 4 – Primary Election Day

August 18 – Primary Election Certified

December 1 – Elected PCOs start 2-year term (until Dec 1, 2022)

Things to know:

  • No filing fee
  • Name only shows up on ballot if contested race
  • *If, after last date to withdraw, there is only one candidate in a precinct, that candidate is deemed elected and King County Elections will issue certification of election
  • Candidate filings become part of the public record

Looking for the PCO Appointment Process?

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Have questions? Ready to Pledge to File?

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