PCO ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This document is intended to highlight the roles and responsibilities of a PCO in the Clark County Republican Party. It is not intended to be detailed. Rather it is intended to be the beginning of a journey of education and experience.
What is a PCO?
Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are elected officials of the Republican or Democrat party. As a PCO of the Republican Party, you are the primary conduit between voters in your neighborhood and the Republican Party. Becoming active with your local Republican organization will make you a more effective PCO and make a real difference in your precinct. The position of PCO is the most important role in the Republican party grassroots effort. A PCO is the leader of the Republican party in their precinct representing their precinct to the party organization and representing Republican values to people of the precinct. A PCO is responsible for activating as many precinct voters as possible to vote for our candidates up and down the ballot. PCOs are the boots on the ground and to win elections we must have a PCO in each precinct reaching voters, persuading them to vote for our candidates and promoting the Republican party.
1) By law, requirements to serve as a PCO are a citizen at least 18 years old and registered to vote in the precinct in which they reside.
2) By law, they must declare the political party of the seat they are filing for.
3) They may be elected in even numbered years or appointed to vacant precincts after an bi-annual CCRP Organization meeting by the Chair of the affiliated county party.
What are the roles and tasks of a PCO?
- They share the views of the residents with the political party they are a member of 2. They elect state party representatives and party executives as required by law, such as County Chair/Vice Chair/ State Committeeman, State Committeewoman, County Party Secretary and Legislative District Officers at the organization meeting held in even numbered years.
- They attend legislative district (LD) meetings as well as quarterly central committee (CCRCC) meetings to share information, learn and vote on topics and issues
- They can make nominations for consideration for partisan offices
- They should meet residents of their precinct whenever possible
- They can convey information relating to Republican party positions and platforms 7. They can identify issues the public would like shared with leadership and elected officials 8. They can participate in fundraising, candidate support, and other events intended to help get Republicans elected to offices at the local, state, and national levels
- They can participate in formal organized initiatives and petitions to promote Republican principles into law.