What is a Precinct Committeeman?
A Precinct Committeeman (“PC”) has been 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).
How do I become a Precinct Committeeman?
Do you have a Voter ID card¹? It should tell you what precinct you reside in, which 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.
Your main goal will be find out where your Republican Party legislative district organization meets and then contact the chairman of that organization to let them know that you want to become a precinct committeeman as soon as possible. In Coconino County, you can find our Chairman here. Tell him or her that you want to volunteer to become an interim, appointed precinct committeeman as soon as possible and that you eventually want to become an elected precinct committeeman when the primary season rolls around.
¹ You need to be a registered member of the party in which you want to be a PC.