NOTE: The online Precinct Chair Application form is currently being revised. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
What is it like to be a Precinct Chair?
- Precinct Chairs form the County Executive Committee, which is the governing body of the CCDP.
- A Precinct Chair is a party official, elected to a two-year term in the Democratic Party Primary in even-numbered years. However, Precinct Chairs can be appointed by the County Party Chair to fill vacancies at any time.
NOTE: A Precinct Chair candidate's name will only appear on the ballot in their precinct if they are in a contested race.
Requirements for Precinct Chairs:
- Must attend meetings of the CEC during which time the business of the party is conducted. Meetings are usually the 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7:15 pm on one of the Collin College campuses.
- Expected to learn the rules of the Texas Democratic Party (TDP) and the CCDP and have a basic knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order.
- Must be registered to vote and live in their precincts.
- Must vote in the 2020 Democratic primary.
Cannot publicly support or endorse an opposing party or a non-Democratic candidate in a race where a Democrat is on the ballot. This includes donating money, soliciting votes, or serving on a campaign committee.
- Encouraged to serve on a variety of committees, teams, task forces, and work with Field Organizers who actively canvass Collin County to identify and turn out Democratic voters year-round.
Responsibilities of the County Executive Committee (CEC):
- Vote on budgets and approve major spending.
- Appoint a new county chair and fill Precinct Chair vacancies when they occur.
- Select nominees for the ballot when a candidate withdraws or dies. This is done by only those chairs in the candidate’s district.
- Confirm appointments of Party officers and committee members.
- Understand issues and legislation and organize support or opposition.
- Vote on candidate endorsements and Party resolutions.
- Coordinate CCDP’s involvement in municipal, state, and national election campaigns.