Precinct Chair Training

Texas Democratic Party Training

Precinct Chairs Duties
General Expectations
– Help promote and grow the local county party
– Work to elect Democratic candidates to office
Your #1 goal is to maximize the Democratic vote in your precinct
Selection Process
– Elected for a two year term in the Democratic Primary by filing with the County Chair to
be on the ballot
– If the election has passed and the position is or becomes vacant the County Chair may appoint someone to fill the position (County Executive Committee (CEC) must affirm.
Duties within your Precinct
– Identify, register, inform and turnout voters
– Get to know Democrats in your precinct
– Organize voters in your precinct and provide opportunities to become more involved
Duties within the County Party
– Participate in County Executive Committee Meetings
– Serve as an Officer, Committee Chair or Committee Member
– Recruit Precinct Chairs & Volunteers
– Help work precincts without Precinct Chairs
– Assist your County Chair as needed
Duties within Local Elections
– Place signs at polling locations the night prior to the election
– Serve as or recruit voters as an Election Judge or Election Clerk
Duties within the Convention Process
– Conduct the Precinct Convention as the Temporary Chair and ensure that all precinct convention paperwork is returned to the County Chair
– Assist the County Chair as needed to hold the County or Senate District Convention

Training Videos
Precinct Chairs 101 Training Video
– VAN Training 101