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Whatcom County Precinct Committee Officer


PCO Duties Overview

These duties may take a minimum of twenty hours per year, or a few hours a month.

​Ongoing Duties

  • Attend district and county Party meetings, help formulate policy, and recruit party candidates and volunteers

  • Support all Republican candidates

  • Assist with fundraising events, as possible

  • Distribute candidate information to neighbors

  • Engage in Get-Out-the Vote activities: register voters and urge voter turnout

​Biennial Duties

  • Conduct a Precinct Caucus

  • Select officers of the County Central Committee

  • File for election for Precinct Committee Officer

If this sounds like something you would like to do please check out the column to the right on how to become a PCO.

How to Become a PCO

1.  ​Eligibility & Election


  • Be a member of the Republican Party.

  • Be a registered voter in the precinct.

  • File for election in even numbered years.

  • If unopposed a PCO candidate is automatically elected, if opposed whoever receives the most votes in the August Primary will be elected.

  • Serve a two year term starting December 1st following the election.



​2. PCO Appointments


  • Appointment for open precincts must be after the county reorganization meeting.

  • Eligibility: must declare to be a member of a major political party, registered voter in the precinct.

  • Appointment is made by the County Chair and may require approval of the County Executive Board



​3. PCO Captains


  • If the County Chair cannot find a person with a precinct to serve as a PCO, then he or she may appoint a precinct captain. This individual acts as a PCO but does not live within the precinct.

  • Same eligibility and process as a PCO appointment except appointee may live outside precinct to which he or she is being appointed Captain.

To sign up for more information, please check out the column on the right or call the office 

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The Precinct Committee officer is the official representative of the precinct to the Republican Party. This is a partisan office established to represent the voters within a specific geographical area. Filing Week has passed for 2022..

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It can be confusing and face it, it changes from time to time, but we have you covered with both links to the Whatcom County Auditor's Office website and precinct info in the section below. 


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