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).
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 the like won’t effect Real Change. Preaching to the ‘Conservative Choir’ on the Internet won’t get more conservatives to the polls. 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?
Do you have a Voter ID card¹? It should tell you what precinct you reside in, in addition to the congressional district you live in, which state legislative district you live in, and which school district you live in, etc. If you can’t locate your voter ID card, but are registered to vote, you can locate this information HERE.
Armed with this information, contact our Coconino County Republican Chairman and let her know that you want to become a Precinct Committeeman as soon as possible. You can contact her HERE.
¹ You need to be a registered member of the Republican Party if you want to be a Republican PC.
What does a Precinct Committeeman Do, and What is the Time Committment?
- Instead of reinventing the wheel, the best resource for information (and more info regarding the above) can be found HERE.
- The AZ GOP publishes a Precinct Committeeman Handbook that also addresses these questions.
- Coconino County provides information for Precinct Committeemen HERE.
- Coconino County’s GIS interactive Precinct Map is HERE.