The precinct is the smallest political unit in the country and the cornerstone of the Democratic Party. Each precinct has two Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs), who are elected during the caucus or appointed by the Chair.
The Executive Committee includes party officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer); their appointed assistants; Captains, Co-Captains, and Finance Chairs of each sub-district; and up to 12 Captains-at-Large, who are appointed by the County Party Chair.
Every two years in February of odd number years, the Central Committee elects the party officers during the reorganization. At the same time, PCPs elect Captains and Co-Captains for their sub-districts; and Central Committee members (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) and rules. In addition, it has the power to adopt and amend rules governing the County Party.
Caucus. Assembly & Convention
Precinct Caucuses are held every two years in even-numbered years. At the caucuses, eligible Democratic voters who reside in the precinct:
- Elect PCPs, who serve as the representative of their precinct for two years;
- Elect delegates to the County Assembly or County Convention (during presidential election years); and
- Vote on resolutions. Resolutions that are approved become planks for the Party platform.
The purpose of the Assembly is to nominate primary candidates for public office and to adopt a platform. Assemblies are held every two years. Assemblies are run by the Chairs of the Districts.
At the County Assembly, delegates select primary candidates for State House, State Senate, and the Fremont County District Attorney. State House members are elected every two years, while State Senate and other state officeholders are elected every four years.