Often called the most powerful elected office in the land, the election of the PCO truly depends upon grass-roots activity. PCO candidates must file with the county elections department. The PCO is elected by voters who declare themselves to be a Republican in the August primary election.
Directly representing the Republicans in their precinct, the PCO elects all of the Republican leadership in their respective county. The office of PCO can be as powerful as the PCO wishes to make it. If they make an effort to contact other Republicans in their precinct and stay in touch with their elected representatives, the office of PCO becomes the sounding board of the people.