Precinct Officer Duties

Precinct Committee

  • Consists of at least 5 active Democrats who reside in the precinct and are elected at the annual precinct meeting held in odd numbered years
  • Should reflect the make-up of the active Democrats of the precinct as to gender, age, race, ethnic background and, where practical, geography
  • Democratic county and city elected officials and Democratic members of the North Carolina General Assembly residing in the precinct shall be ex- officio, non-voting members of the precinct committee

Precinct Officers

  • Includes Precinct Chair, Vice Chair & Secretary/Treasurer
  • Precinct Vice Chair must be opposite gender of the Precinct Chair
  • No officers of the precinct committee shall be from the same immediate family residing in the same household

Term of Office

  • ·The 2 year term expires on the date of the next precinct meeting held in an odd-numbered year
  • Newly elected officers shall take office immediately upon their election.
  • Vacancies for Precinct Officers and Committee Members shall be filled within 30 days
  • Removals are handled in accordance with Section 10.

 

Duties of Precinct Officers

Chair The duties of the precinct chair shall include:

  • Attend meetings of the county executive committee 
  • Preside at precinct meetings
  • Establish reasonable political goals for the precinct
  • Organize and execute a voter organizing plan
  • Recommend names of persons to serve as precinct elections officials
  • Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the precinct or county executive committees
  • Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office

 

Vice Chair The duties of the precinct vice chair shall include:

  • Preside at precinct meeting in the absence of the chair
  • Serve as the publicity chair for the precinct utilizing local newspapers, door-to-door leaflets, etc. to announce political activities and/or accomplishments to voters in the precinct
  • Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the county executive committee
  • Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office.

 

Secretary/Treasurer  The duties of the precinct secretary/treasurer shall include:

  • Keep all records of the precinct committee
  • Issue all meeting notices within the timeframe outlined in this Plan of Organization
  • When there is a precinct treasury, maintain it at a chartered financial institution (Seek advice from county party treasurer prior to establishing an account).
  • Provide assistance to the county party treasurer in fundraising efforts
  • Prepare and file reports as may be required by law and/or by the county executive committee
  • Preside at precinct meetings in the absence of the chair and vice chair
  • Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating Office

 

NCDP Plan of Organization

February 29,2020


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