Maximize Your Voice
Become a Precinct Delegate
As a Precinct Delegate, you represent your neighborhood.
Serving as a precinct delegate is one of the best ways for an average citizen to amplify their influence in the political process. The positive results that a precinct delegate can accomplish are powerful and make a real difference. Getting started is easy and the likelihood of winning a delegate seat is very high.
Did you miss the May 3rd filing deadline? Don’t sweat it!
You can still file as a write-in candidate. Complete and submit a Declaration of Intent form with your county clerk by 4:00 p.m. on July 29, 2022. As an alternative, you can file the Declaration of Intent form with the appropriate precinct board on election day before the polls close.
Be A Voice
Be A Voice
Precinct delegates are a much-needed voice to support leaders who stand for traditional values in the political arena. Through votes cast at local and state conventions, each delegate represents thousands of fellow citizens. These conventions are used to select candidates for the highest offices in state government. CTV can equip you with the training and resources you need to get started as a precinct delegate; we also offer foundational principles for engagement in the political process.
What’s This all about?
What is a precinct?
A precinct is a division of a town or city marked out for the purpose of organizing votes in elections. Think of it as your neighborhood. Precincts vary in size and are determined by population.
Where is my precinct?
You can get this information from your voter registration card, from the county, city, or township clerk where you live, or by checking your voter information at the Secretary of State website. The next step is to get a map that displays the boundaries of your precinct. These are available from your local clerk. Click here to see a sample map.
What is a precinct delegate?
A precinct delegate is a voluntary, elected position to represent a precinct for one of the two major political parties. Every precinct has at least one Republican and one Democrat delegate seat. Some areas have more.
What does a precinct delegate do?
The official role of a precinct delegate is to attend all county conventions for their party during their two-year term. Each party hosts county conventions to select delegates to attend a statewide party convention, where they will have an opportunity to select primary candidates for state-level elected offices (Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Board of Education, etc). There may be three to four county conventions depending on whether it’s a presidential or gubernatorial cycle. Additionally, precinct delegates act as a conduit between their party and their local neighborhood, sometimes serving in other activities.
When are precinct delegates elected?
Precinct delegates are elected in the August primary election of even numbered years. In 2022, the primary election takes place on August 2nd. A term is two years long. Delegates elected in August 2022 will serve until the August primary of 2024.
How do I become a precinct delegate?
To run for precinct delegate, you must be a registered voter residing in the precinct where you are running. You must fill out an “Affidavit of Identity” form and submit it to the county or township clerk. Once the form is processed, your name is placed on the ballot in the August primary. It will be displayed under the heading “Candidate for County Convention Delegate” on the primary ballot. Primary ballots are separated by political party in this case.
Six Simple Steps
1. Submit an Affidavit of Identity
Any registered voter can file an Affidavit of Identity to run for precinct delegate. File yours with your county clerk by May 3rd at 4:00 PM (missed the deadline? Click here). The affidavit will need to be notarized. Clerks can do this for you when you submit it.
2. Notify CTV
Let us know when you’ve filed by clicking the button! We can give you helpful information about dates and expectations.
3. Notify Friends & Neighbors in Your Precinct
Your name will now be on the ballot! Notify your friends and neighbors to vote for you on the August primary ballot.
Vote in the primaries on August 2nd, 2022.
5. After You are Elected
Your county clerk will send you a verification of election. You will then receive an invitation to attend the convention for the party you represent. Dates and locations, along with information on the state nominating conventions, will be posted here on our website.
6. Stay in Touch with CTV
CTV will provide training along the way to inform and educate you on the process and what to expect. You can connect with us here on our website, by phone, or by email. You are not alone!