“If you are a Republican who wants to be more politically active and enjoys getting out, meeting, and talking with your fellow neighbors then consider becoming a Republican PCO (Precinct Committee Officer)”
The PCOs are the grassroots base of the Republican Party and are vital to its success. They serve as the political representative for their respective precincts. They form the basis for communicating the ideals and principles of the Republican Party to those within each of their precincts throughout the state.
PCOs are non-paid, publicly elected officials of the Republican Party who may serve for unlimited two year terms. They are elected to office by the voters within their own precincts during the Republican Primary Election every even numbered election years. Once certified by the Director of Elections in and for Kittitas County, Washington they become the Republican representatives for their precinct.
PCOs are responsible for electing the leadership of their Legislative District, County and State Republican Party organizations. They participate in their Precinct and District Caucuses as well as the County and State Conventions as delegates every two years. And, if elected by their fellow PCO delegates, may be elected to serve as a state delegate at the Republican National Convention as part of the Electoral College process during a presidential election year!
How Do I File During An Election Year?
To become a publicly elected Republican PCO you must first complete the Declaration of Candidacy form and make sure you have it returned to the Kittitas County Elections Division during the week of filing in May 2016.
2016 Filing Week
- The filing week for 2016 begins on Monday May 16th, and ends the following Friday, May 20th at 4:00 pm.
- Declarations of Candidacy filed in person must be during business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.
- Mailed Declarations of Candidacy may be submitted in advance up to ten business days before the filing period begins. Kittitas Elections will not accept Declarations of Candidacy prior to this day.
- Click here to downlown the lastest Washington State Declaration of Candidacy form from the Kittitas County Elections’ website
If you would like to mail in your PCO “Declaration of Candidacy” the address is:
Kittitas County Auditor
205 W 5th AVE Suite 105
Ellensburg WA 98926
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