- 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 have voted in the previous Democratic primary and/or Democratic primary runoff.*
- Must not have voted in the previous Republican primary*
* If either of these are not met, one can sign an Oath of Affiliation to the Democratic Party
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.
Precinct Chair Training and Reference Manual
- All Precinct Chairs should review and be familiar with the Precinct Chair Training and Reference Manual.
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.