Whatcom County Precinct Committee Officer


The Precinct Committee officer is the official representative of the precinct to the Republican Party. This is a partisan office established to represent the voters within a specific geographical area. Filing Week is May 11 to 15, 2020.

Duties and How to Become a Precinct Committee Officer

PCO Duties Overview

These duties may take a minimum of twenty hours per year, or a few hours a month.

​Ongoing Duties


  • Attend district and county Party meetings, help formulate policy, and recruit party candidates and volunteers


  • Support all Republican candidates
  • Assist with fundraising events, as possible
  • Distribute candidate information to neighbors
  • Engage in Get-Out-the Vote activities: register voters and urge voter turnout


​Biennial Duties


  • Conduct a Precinct Caucus
  • Select officers of the County Central Committee
  • File for election for Precinct Committee Officer


If this sounds like something you would like to do please check out the column to the right on how to become a PCO.

How to Become a PCO

1.  ​Eligibility & Election

  • Be a member of the Republican Party.
  • Be a registered voter in the precinct.
  • File for election in even numbered years.
  • If unopposed a PCO candidate is automatically elected, if opposed whoever receives the most votes in the August Primary will be elected.
  • Serve a two year term starting December 1st following the election.


​2. PCO Appointments

  • Appointment for open precincts must be after the county reorganization meeting.
  • Eligibility: must declare to be a member of a major political party, registered voter in the precinct.
  • Appointment is made by the County Chair and may require approval of the County Executive Board


​3. PCO Captains

  • If the County Chair cannot find a person with a precinct to serve as a PCO, then he or she may appoint a precinct captain. This individual acts as a PCO but does not live within the precinct.
  • Same eligibility and process as a PCO appointment except appointee may live outside precinct to which he or she is being appointed Captain.

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Whatcom County District Map 2019

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Files Available for Download

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