What is a Precinct Captain?

The position of Precinct Captain is a Democratic Party volunteer position. Each Precinct Captain either assists the current Precinct Chair with all of the organizing activities or serves as a leader and performs organizing activities in the assigned precinct. Precinct Captains cannot vote at the quarterly Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP) County Executive Committee (CEC). A precinct with no precinct chair is referred to as a “vacant” precinct. 

As a Democratic Precinct Captain, you should be willing and able to:

  • Attend quarterly HCDP CEC meetings as a non-voting member.
  • Support the Precinct Chair in their organizing efforts (voter registration, phone bank, block walk, etc.)
  • Contact Democrats who live in your assigned precinct, and remind them to vote in all elections.
  • Support Democratic candidates/officeholders on your precinct’s ballot.
  • Not openly endorse candidates/officeholders from any other political party.


Application for Precinct Captain Appointment

Use this application process to request that your Senatorial District’s Democratic Party leadership or Precinct Chair approve you as a Precinct Captain.  A Precinct Captain appointment is to specified precinct to assist a Precinct Chair or serve as the leader of a vacant precinct. If you are not sure whether your precinct is vacant, check here to find out.  Your interest form will be circulated to the Precinct Chair or the Senate District chair for approval

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Democratic Precinct Captain!

Marc Malacoff Precinct Captain Coordinator, Harris County Democratic Party

Your Personal Information:

Full Name
Confirm that you are you 18 years of age or older. You must be.

Political Information

Confirm that you are a Democrat. You must be a Democrat to serve as a Democratic Precinct Captain.
You can find your precinct here: www.hctax.net/Voter/StreetGuide. If you can't find the information there, please confirm your full address is entered above and we'll figure that out for you and get it to you. We'll also let you know if the Precinct Chair is open or filled.
You can find your State Senate District here: wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home. If you can't find this info, please confirm your full address is entered above and we'll figure that out with you.
Are you an elected official or candidate for county, state or federal office? If you are, then you cannot be a Precinct Captain.
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