File to become a Republican PCO for the 2024 - 2026 PCO Term!

What is a PCO?

A Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) plays a vital role within the structure of a political party at the grassroots level. Often considered the backbone of their party’s presence in the local community, PCOs are elected or appointed officials responsible for organizing and mobilizing party supporters within their precincts, the smallest electoral units.

The duties of a PCO typically include canvassing their neighborhood, distributing party literature, organizing local party meetings, and ensuring a strong voter turnout during elections. They act as the primary communication link between the party and voters within the precinct.

How do I file to become a PCO?

To file as a Republican Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) in King County, you need to go through the following steps:

  1. Submit Your Filing: During the designated filing week, you must submit your declaration of candidacy. This is done online, through King County Elections.

  2. Filing Period: The filing period for PCO candidates occurs once every two years. The filing week for 2024 takes place from from May 6th to May 10th.

  3. File Online: Visit the King County Elections website and look for the PCO filing section. Follow the instructions to file online. Filing for this elected office is FREE.

  4. After Filing:

    • Unopposed Candidacy: If you are the only candidate filing for your precinct, you will automatically become the elected PCO (beginning in December 2024) after the filing period closes, and your name will not appear on the August Primary ballot. 
    • Contested Election: If more than one candidate files for the same precinct, the names of the candidates will appear on the ballot for the August primary election within that precinct. The candidate who receives the most votes on the primary ballot will become the elected PCO (with their term beginning in December 2024).