Precinct Committee Officer Information

  • Precinct Committee Officers appear on the Primary ballot in even-numbered years.
  • Candidates for PCO must file during Candidate Filing Week.
  • Two positions are open in each precinct; one for the Democratic Party and one for the Republican Party.
  • PCO candidates affiliate with a major political party when filing.
  • There is no filing fee.
  • Candidates who file for PCO may also file for one other position on the ballot.
  • If a PCO position is void at the close of Candidate Filing Week, that office is lapsed and is not placed on the ballot. The political party may fill the position by appointment. (RCW 29A.80.031)
  • Special 3-day filing periods will not be held for PCO positions.
  • If, after the last day to withdraw, only one candidate has filed for a party position, that candidate is considered elected immediately and the County Auditor will issue a certificate of election.
  • Write-in candidates have been eliminated from PCO elections. A candidate cannot file as a declared write-in.
  • The term of office for PCO is two years. There are no short term or unexpired term elections conducted for this office.