What Is a Precinct Committee Person?
"The most important job I ever held was that of Precinct Committeeman." — President Harry S. Truman
The role of Precinct Committee Person (PC) is at the core of political party activity; it’s our ground game. As a PC, you are a representative of the Arizona Democratic Party in your precinct, or neighborhood. Elections are truly won or lost in precincts, especially in Maricopa County, and PCs are vital to ensuring strong Democratic support for Democratic candidates and issues.
PCs are elected during the Primary election and serve a two-year term. PCs can also be appointed by the LD 28 Chair. Any registered Democrat is eligible to be a PC in the precinct where she/he lives as long as they are willing to do the work!
The primary role of the PCs for each precinct is to work together; to serve as the connection between the Democratic Party, the voters and our Democratic elected officials; and to represent your entire precinct within the Party.
Following are some of the duties of a PC.
- Educate Yourself. Stay informed on local current issues and candidates.
- Attend Meetings. Attend the monthly meetings of Legislative District (LD) 28. They occur the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at 12861 N 8th Ave, Phoenix. Click here for our calendar.
- Get Trained. Attend training sessions to improve skills and effectiveness as a PC. Learn how to use the VAN (Voter Activation Network) maintained by the Maricopa County Democratic Party to create walking and phone banking lists.
- Support Candidates. Support nominees of the Democratic Party and educate voters in your precinct about the Democratic Party, its nominees, and Democratic issues.
- Canvass. Build relationships with Democrats in your precinct by door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, and/or organizing informational gatherings to share information regarding Democratic candidate, issues or values.
- Recruit Others. Recruit and maintain contact with precinct volunteers to assist with GOTV and other Democratic Party activities such as door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, and/or informational gatherings.
- Collect Information. Collect contact information and pertinent information from Democrats in your precinct and submit that information to MCDP or LD 17 in a timely fashion.
- Promote the PEVL (Permanent Early Voting List). Inform voters in your precinct about the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) and encourage signing up.
- GOTV (Get Out The Vote). Help GOTV (get out the vote) on Election Day (and when possible, throughout the 72 hours preceding Election Day).
- Donate. Participate in our district's recurring donation program at any amount or recruit a willing donor.
Want to be a PC for Legislative District 28? Download the application and send an email the Vice Chair, PCs, Volunteers, and Neighborhood Teams, Lin Ogburn. New PC forms will be sent to LD28 Chair Nancy Schriber for approval.