April 29, 2020
Candidates to become elected Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) should plan to declare their candidacy during Washington State's Filing Week, May 11-15, 2020.
There is no filing fee to run for the office of elected Democratic Precinct Committee Officer. There are no Public Disclosure Commission reports to file, and PCO candidates don't submit a picture or a candidate statement. Write-ins are not allowed for PCO.
What is a Precinct Committee Officer?
Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are elected officials of the Democratic Party. They are the primary conduit between voters in their neighborhoods and the Democratic Party.
PCOs do the following:
How Do I Run for Precinct Committee Officer?
If you're the only candidate in your precinct running for Democratic PCO, you'll be automatically elected right after Filing Week is over. If multiple candidates run in your precinct, the candidate names appear on the August 4th Primary ballot and Democrats in your precinct will vote to elect a PCO from the list of candidates.
Central & Eastern Washington County Auditor Links to File Online to Run for PCO (starting May 11 at 9:00 am through 4:00 pm on May 15)
Updated to add: it appears as though there's a statewide online candidate filing portal this cycle. Try this link first. If it doesn't work, then use your county auditor's link.
If your county is not listed (or if the link doesn't work,) conduct an online search for your "county name washington county auditor online candidate filing" or visit this website from the Secretary of State. Further problems? Call your County Auditor or send an email with the issue.
Paper Declaration of Candidacy Forms
If you'd prefer to paper-file your PCO candidacy form, print out the Declaration of Candidacy form, complete it, and mail it to your County Auditor so that it is received by Friday, May 15, 2020. Paper candidacy forms may be filed from April 27 through May 15 --- but they must be received by your County Auditor no later than May 15, 2020.
Precinct Lookup Tools and an Email Reminder to File for PCO
If you don't know your precinct, visit the Secretary of State's MyVote website and enter your name and date of birth. Then click the "Menu" box and then "Voter Registration." Your precinct name/number will appear, along with contact information for your County Elections Office.