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What does a Precinct Committeeman (PC) do?
The role of the Precinct Committeeman (PC) is at the core of political party activity. As a PC, you are a representative of the Democratic Party in your precinct, or neighborhood. Elections are truly won or lost in precincts and PCs are vital to ensuring strong Democratic support for Democratic candidates and issues.
PCs are elected during the Primary election and serve a two-year term. PCs can also be appointed by the County Chair. Any registered Democrat is eligible to be a PC in the precinct where she/he lives as long as they are willing to do the work!
The minimum duties of a precinct committeeman shall be to assist the precinct committeeman’s political party in voter registration and to assist the voters of that political party to vote on election days.
- “By far the most effective way to turn out voters is with high-quality, face-to-face conversations that urge them to vote. How do we know? Nearly two decades of rigorous randomized experiments have proven it.”
— Vox.com: Experiments show this is the best way to win campaigns. But is anyone actually doing it?
- “[W]hat may be the most effective use of resources is to reach out to a group of voters few strategists are talking about: infrequent voters, who are disproportionately women, people of color and young people. In 2018, I was part of an experiment to turn out these voters in the midterm elections by listening to the issues they care about. Seventy percent had never cast a ballot in a midterm election. One in five were new voters. The result? They greatly over-performed and voted at far higher rates than they had in the past. And in so doing, they offered valuable lessons for how Democrats can win in November.”
– What if Democrats Tried Real Outreach? We focused on nonvoters and infrequent ones before the 2018 midterm elections and saw astonishing results.
- “A lot of folks are curious if phonebanking is worth the energy — particularly compared to postcarding, which is somewhat easier and sometimes more fun. Here’s the bottom line: phonebanking is worth the energy, and we’ve got to do it. It’s not always the most fun, but as Obama said recently, ‘We shouldn’t expect (politics) to be entertaining all the time… Sometimes you are just in a church basement making phone calls and eating cold pizza.'”
– Phonebank. It’s Worth it.
Forms and handouts for PCs
- AZ Blue 2020 PC Tool Box. At this link you can request a copy of the excellent “AZ Blue 2020 PC Survival Guide” and also download PC materials from their PC Digital Resources library.
- Handout publicizing Town Hall meeting with contact information for representatives on the back. This is for a specific event, but could be modified for other purposes.
- Door hanger template in Google Docs. From this link you can either make a copy to edit in your own Google Docs account, or download a MS Word version to edit on your computer.
- Great reasons to sign up for PEVL. A single page with a list of reasons to sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List and a PEVL form at the bottom.
- Volunteer sign-up sheet
Voting rights restoration
- Pima County Public Defense Services holds a free, walk-in legal clinic every Wednesday. The clinic provides services and/or information about: civil rights restoration; misdemeanor designation of felony convictions; quashing warrants; referrals to lower courts; community services; and Constitutional Rights. The clinic is open to the public and individuals are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. The clinic is held at the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, 33 N. Stone, 21st floor, every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the clinic and the services that are—and are not—provided, please call 520-724-2285.
- The Pima County Recorder’s office has a document describing the procedure for restoring voting rights for people with felony convictions.
Find your precinct
Enter your address at these links to find out what precinct you are in.
- Easiest: http://web1.pima.gov/Elections/polling-locator/
- Less user friendly: https://www.recorder.pima.gov/VoterStats/PollingInfo