YOUR REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDS YOU!
BE ACTIVE! BECOME A PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN
PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN TRAINING SESSION
with ROBERT BILDERBACK
SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024, 10:00 – 12:00
MONTOYA ADULT CENTER, 245 N. THORPE Rd., FLAGSTAFF, 86001
We need to prepare materials for attendees, so
RSVP to JOE DONALDSON, firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 26, 2024, if you plan to attend.
What is a Precinct Committeeman?
A Precinct Committeeman (“PC”) has been called “the most powerful office in the world” because the PC is the closest structured political officeholder to the registered voter. A registered voter has no vote in internal Party policy; a Precinct Committeeman does! A PC elects district, county and state party officers, delegates to the National Convention and RNC members. PCs sent to the National Convention vote on what policies the Party Platform will advocate over the next two years. Through a monthly meeting, PCs interact with their local elected Party officials to influence legislation and vote on official Party business (i.e. decide on the direction of the local party platform), elect local Party leadership and Platform Convention delegates (who gets to go to the Republican and Democratic Conventions as representatives of the local party).
The number of precinct committeemen in each precinct varies according to the number of registered Republican voters in the precinct. Each Precinct Committeeman represents approximately 125 Republican voters in the precinct. You can find a link to a chart published by the Coconino County elections Department specifying the number of Precinct Committeemen to allowed represent a given precinct below.
Why become a Precinct Committeeman?
Are you happy with what’s happening in this Country? Are you happy with the current Republican Party Leadership? Twitter-ing, Facebook-ing, Instagram-ing, Gettr-ing, Gab-ing and complaining won’t effect Real Change. Preaching to the ‘Conservative Choir’ on the Internet won’t get more conservatives to the polls. To effect real change, you must become active. You are not really a ‘political activist’ unless you have actually gathered a signature for someone or something to achieve ballot status in the latest election. You are not actually ‘IN’ a political party unless you can vote for the Party Officers. If you want to effect Real Change, start by becoming a Republican Party Precinct Committeeman!
How do I become a Precinct Committeeman?
Register to vote as a member of the Republican Party if you want to be a Republican PC. Register to vote as a Republican online by clicking the link below and following the links from there:
Do you have a Voter ID card? It should tell you what precinct you reside in, and also your congressional district, state legislative district, and which school district. If you can’t locate your voter ID card, but are registered to vote, you can locate the same information HERE.
Once you have registered as a voting Republican, contact your Coconino County Republican Chair and STAND UP to become a Precinct Committeeman.
There are TWO categories of Precinct Committeemen: ELECTED and APPOINTED.
ELECTED PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN stand for election every two years in the primary election. The term of office begins October 1 following the primary election, which occurs every even numbered year. 2024 is an election year, so all PC’s must stand for election this year. Only elected Precinct Committeemen may vote at state Republican functions.
HOW TO BECOME AN ELECTED PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN or COMMITTEEWOMAN:
File two documents with the Coconino County Elections Department:
PC candidates must gather signatures of support from Republican voters within their precincts and file them with the Coconino County Recorder’s Office. The number of signatures required varies from precinct to precinct and is determined by the number of registered voters within the precinct, and signatures must be submitted on a proper form.
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THESE DOCUMENTS. THEN FILL IN THE REQUIRED INFORMATION.
STATUTORY DATES for DOCUMENT SUBMISSION:
THE FIRST DATE A CANDIDATE MAY FILE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IS MARCH 11, 2024.
THE LAST DATE A CANDIDATE MAY FILE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IS APRIL 8, 2024.
Follow this link to download the PROPER PETITION FORM
APPOINTED PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN are approved by the Coconino County Board of Supervisors between elections. Appointed Precinct Committeemen are valued members of the Coconino County Republican team! You can be appointed as a PC until the next election by contacting your CCRC Chair.
IN FACT we could use your help right now, as an appointed PC, to get the vote out!
To learn more about becoming an Appointed Precinct Committeeman, please attend one of our General Meetings on the second Saturday of each month, in person or via Zoom, as announced at the top of the home page on this site. We welcome your interest and questions!