The Role of the PCO
PCOs have the following basic responsibilities:
PCO Training Resources
This Handbook was written to assist you in your role as a PCO. It will answer many of your questions about the structure of the Party organization, the duties and responsibilities of being a PCO, and the best way to utilize available resources in order to effectively mobilize your precinct. Taking the time to read this Handbook and using it as a reference during your time as a PCO will help elect Democrats at the local, state, and national level.
Precinct committee officers
Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) are a building block of the Democratic Party in Kitsap County and Washington state. They are the grassroots organizing base for all Democratic Party activities.
PCOs play an important role in electing Democrats. It’s their job to get to know their neighbors, educate undecided or swing voters, and make sure Democrats are registered to vote. Before Election Day, they work to turn out voters. They are the grassroots organizing base for all Democratic Party activities.
Current PCOs are completing their 2-year term this year. New terms will begin December 1, 2018.
Click here for a link to a brochure with more information about PCOs:
How to become a PCO
There are two ways to become a PCO - election by the voters in your precinct, or appointment by your local Democratic Party organization.
If your precinct already has a PCO, the Chair of your local Party organization can appoint you as an "acting" PCO for a precinct that you do not live in. Note that Acting PCOs do not have PCO voting rights.