What Happens at Precinct Reorganization? How Can You Get Involved?
by Nancy Anderson.
Horry County has 122 precincts. Interested Democrats from each precinct will gather in precinct clusters at the Academy for Technology and Arts the morning of March 24, 2018 to elect precinct officers, sign up to be county and state convention delegates, and propose resolutions.
Led by precinct officers, strong precinct level voter outreach and education efforts are an integral part of turning Horry County blue. Any Democratic voter is eligible to be a precinct officer in the precinct where s/he is registered. Precinct officers and their duties are listed below:
Precinct President: Assists in registering Democratic voters, canvasses and campaigns in the precinct on behalf of Democratic candidates, assists with GOTV projects and turning out Democratic voters. Precinct Presidents may vote for any candidate they wish, but may not publicly support a member of another party. A Precinct President may not have his/her name on the candidate’s literature or campaign committee, may not speak publicly on the candidate’s behalf, put another party’s sign in his/her yard, and is prohibited from handing out another party’s campaign literature.
Precinct 1st Vice President (gender other than President), Precinct 2nd Vice President (Race other than President), Precinct 3rd Vice President (between 18 and 36 years old), Precinct Secretary, and Precinct Treasurer may also be elected during precinct reorganization. The same restrictions stated above apply to them.
Executive Committee Person: Represents his/her precinct in the (at least quarterly) Executive Committee meetings and votes on proposed resolutions, budgets and other issues affecting the business of the party. The same restrictions stated above apply to Executive Committee persons.
Alternate Executive Committee Person: In the absence of the Executive Committee Person, represents his/her precinct at Executive Committee meetings and votes on proposed resolutions, budgets and other issues affecting the business of the party. The same restrictions stated above apply to Alternate Executive Committee persons.
Becoming a precinct officer is a great way to get involved in grass roots Democratic Party politics. If you are interested in becoming a precinct officer, before precinct reorganization be sure you know the name of the precinct where you are registered. If you are uncertain, contact Horry County Voter Registration and Elections at (843)915-5440 or go to SCVOTES.org
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