Information on Precinct Committee Persons

What is a Precinct Committee Person?

  • A precinct committee person (PCP) is a person who is elected or appointed as a link between a major political party and voters in the same precinct
  • PCP terms last for two years 

Who can run to be a Precinct Committee Person?

  • Any voter who has been registered with a major political party for at least 180 days prior to the filing deadline can run to be a PCP
  • There can be one PCP for every 250 voters per major political party in each precinct 

How is a Precinct Committee Person elected.

  • If a voter files to run as a PCP their name will appear on a PCP ballot that goes to all voters of the same political party within the same precinct during the primary election in even numbered years
  • A PCP only needs to receive three votes to be elected. For the contest on the front of the ballot there are as many positions as the “Vote For” number

Write-In Candidates

  • A voter can file to run as a write-in PCP candidate by filing the SEL 105D by 8:00 p.m. on May 21, 2024
  • Write-in votes will only be counted if the candidate has filed as a write-in candidate
  • Some ballots have many lines for write-in candidates. Ballots have a write-in line for every PCP position in the precinct
  • A voter may also nominate another voter to be a write-in candidate by filing the SEL 105N by 8:00 p.m. on May 21, 2024
  • The nominator and candidate must be a member of the same party and live in the same State Representative district within the same county

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