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.

Requirements for Precinct Chairs: 

  • Must attend meetings of the CEC during which time the business of the party is conducted. Meetings are usually quarterly, but could be monthly, 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 to 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.

  • Elect a new County Chair when a vacancy occurs.

  • 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 Precinct Chairs, 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.