Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are on the Primary Election ballot in even years. They are elected to a 2-year term which commences the 1st day of December following the Primary Election. Candidates must affiliate with a major political party at the time of filing and be a registered voter in the precinct for which they are filing. There is no filing fee. Write-in candidates are not allowed.
No Local Voters' Pamphlet information is required (this office is not included in the LVP).
2 PCOs are elected in each precinct; 1 Democrat and 1 Republican. If only 1 candidate files for a PCO position, they are considered elected and the position does not appear on the Primary Election ballot. If 2 or more candidates file, the race will appear on the Primary Election ballot in lot draw order. PCOs do not appear on the General election ballot.
If a PCO position is void after the close of Filing Week, the political party will fill the position by appointment.