Review Precinct Chair Responsibilities In the Texas Democratic Party, Precinct Chairs are critical for community building, political organizing, and getting out the vote for candidates. It’s where the on-the-ground work happens for the Party. Bexar County has 770 precincts with approximately 200 broken out into the 4 county commissioner districts.
Precinct chairs are elected in the primary every two years (June 2022 – June 2024). Applicants file for a spot on the Democratic Primary ballot. Once elected, chairs serve a two-year term.
However, many of the precincts in Bexar County are still “vacant”. You can apply to be a precinct chair using this LINK. Once you apply, your appointment will go before the Bexar County Executive Committee (CEC) for a vote. To make it to the CEC for a vote, you must apply by the end of the previous month. If approved, you will be sworn in during the CEC. Precinct Chairs Are Responsible For:
Organizing their precinct and building community in their neighborhood
Ensuring newcomers who have moved into the precinct are registered to vote
Reminding elderly/disabled Democratic voters to apply for vote by mail annually
Mobilizing voters and getting them to the polls
Bridging the gap between voters and elected officials
Plugging volunteers into county-wide efforts and local campaigns
Precinct Chairs also serve on the CEC, which conducts the local Party business. The CEC is made up of all Precinct Chairs and the county party elected officers (County Chair, Secretary, and Senate district officers). Precinct chairs are voting members of the CEC. These meeting are the 2nd Tuesday of every Month (except July and November) on zoom from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Have voted in the Democratic primary election in the year in which he or she is elected precinct chair
Not be an elected official or candidate for county, state or federal office.
Precinct Chairs are Party “officials". Your contact information will be posted on the BCDP web site. An important part of being a Precinct Chair is being accessible and visible as a Democrat in your community.
Identify Your Precinct A precinct is the smallest political subdivision in Texas. Precinct Chairs are the officials elected to oversee individual precincts. Their responsibility is to engage directly with voters in a small, geographic area. Click HERE to find your precinct number.
Check for Precinct Chair Opening CHECKthis spread sheet to find out if your Precinct Chair is vacant. If the precinct is not vacant, the application form will provide you the option to apply for Precinct Coordinator instead.
Apply to Be a Precinct Chair
ClickHERE to complete the online form. Be sure to print a copy of the completed PDF form to keep for your records.
Note: If you wish to complete the application manually, a link to the version from the Secretary of State is provided HERE.Send the completed and signed application to:
Bexar County Democratic Party P.O. Box 12534 San Antonio, TX 78212
Be Approved by the County Executive Committee (CEC) On a monthly basis a committee of the CEC reviews the precinct chair applicants and verifies their qualifications and brings vetted candidates to the full CEC membership at their monthly meeting. After approval of the CEC, candidates become precinct chairs and full voting members in the CEC.