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Position Requirements

If you are considering running for an office in the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee (BCRCC), consider the obligation you will be under and the commitment required to faithfully fulfill your duty to those in your precinct or Central Committee who have elected you.
PCOs are required to participate on one of the Subcommittees. They are required to attend all  Central Committee meetings, and some special meetings. All are required to help with recruitment and fundraising efforts. These positions require hard work and dedication.
PCOs must:
  • Live within the precinct they represent

  • Be a registered Republican for at least one year

  • Declare to run at the Bonneville Elections office

  • Submit complete contact information

  • Be prepared to serve for 2 years, attending all BCRCC meetings

  • Sign an Integrity in Government form, stating with which parts of the ID Republican Platform, if any, they disagree.

  • Recruit APCOs to help in their precinct

  • Actively serve as the point of contact for their precinct, contacting, informing, helping voters register and vote, and assuring their precinct's voter roll is accurate.

For details, please refer to the sections of the bylaws below. Complete bylaws can be found HERE and should be read by anyone considering participating in the BCRCC organization.
 

ARTICLE I - ORGANIZATION
1. Precinct Officer
A. A Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) is a Republican Party official who is
elected in each precinct of Bonneville County.
B. Each PCO serves for a term of two years and is elected directly by the
republican-affiliated voters in his or her precinct during primary elections.
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C. Any PCO who is absent from ten consecutive BCRCC meetings or who changes
his or her residence such that they do not live at an address within the precinct in
which they were elected, shall vacate his or her PCO seat by way of resignation.
D. To serve as a PCO, a person must have been registered as a Republican for at
least one consecutive year immediately prior to such service.
E. A PCO may appoint one or more Assistant Precinct Officers (APCO) to act as
the PCO’s agent in fulfilling the PCO’s duties, including but not limited to
voting in the PCO’s behalf. Notwithstanding,
i. An APCO must live within the precinct to which he or she is appointed.
ii. Appointments of APCOs must be submitted in writing to the BCRCC
Secretary and announced in a BCRCC meeting.
iii. To serve as an APCO, a person must have been registered as a Republican
for at least one consecutive year immediately prior to such service.
iv. If more than one APCO is appointed, the PCO must establish an order of
precedence for the APCOs’ authority and communicate that order in
writing to the Executive Committee.
v. When a PCO resigns or forfeits his or her position, all APCOs acting as
said PCO’s agent pursuant to this part E are released.
F. The BCRCC may nominate and appoint an APCO if and only if (1) the PCO has
failed to appoint an APCO, (2) the PCO has been given 7 days’ notice and (3)
the PCO does not offer reasonable objection.

 

ARTICLE II – DUTIES AND POWERS
1. Precinct Officer (PCO)
A. PCOs shall attend all meetings of the BCRCC.
B. PCOs shall help implement BCRCC strategic plans to accomplish the goals of
the Bonneville County Republican Party and advance the principles of the
Republican Platform.
C. PCOs shall take an active part in proposing resolutions, nominations, rules,
platform revisions, and other motions in the BCRCC.
D. PCOs shall serve as the primary point of contact between voters, candidates, and
elected officials for his/her precinct.
E. Each PCO shall encourage Republicans in his/her assigned precinct to be
registered, informed, and prepared to vote.
F. PCOs shall assist in maintaining an accurate list of Republican residents within
his/her precinct.
G. PCOs shall assist the BCRCC in recruiting Republican poll watchers and
election board workers for his/her precinct.
H. Each PCO shall keep him/herself informed of current issues and monitor the
performance of elected officials.
I. PCOs shall help voters in the relative PCO’s precinct to understand and be
aware of current issues and the performance of elected officials.
J. Each PCO shall recruit his/her respective Assistant Precinct Officers and other
volunteers from within the Bonneville County Republican Party.

2. Assistant Precinct Officer (APCO)
A. APCOs are expected to attend BCRCC meetings.
B. In the absence of an APCO’s respective PCO attending a BCRCC meeting, said
APCO shall have the right and duty to stand in for the PCO in the meeting.
C. Each APCO will assist and share in his/her respective PCO’s responsibilities
within their precinct.

PCO
Executive Committee
The elected Executive Committee acts as a counsel for the BCRCC. They execute the daily functions necessary to the operations of the BCRCC, and help to carry out the collective decisions of the voting members. Each Vice Chair, Youth Committee Chair, and State Chair, are required to Chair one of the Subcommittees, assigned by the Chairman. They are required to attend all Executive and Central Committee meetings, and some special meetings. All are required to help with recruitment and fundraising efforts. Some are required to also attend state meetings. These positions require hard work and dedication, and a flexible schedule.
Read this section from the bylaws on Executive Committee positions below. The Chairman's position is discussed in the next section. Read the full bylaws HERE​.

3. Executive Committee
A. The Executive Committee of the BCRCC consists of officers elected by the
BCRCC which includes the following:
i. The Bonneville County Chairman as the chief executive officer.
ii. The four (4) Vice-Chairmen designated as First Vice-Chairman, Second
Vice-Chairman, Third Vice-Chairman, and Fourth Vice-Chairman.
iii. The State Committee persons consisting of a State Committeeman, State
Committeewoman, and Youth Committee Person.
iv. The Secretary of records and correspondence within the BCRCC.
v. The Treasurer charged with custody and accounting the BCRCC funds.

B. Vice Chairmen
i. The BCRCC Vice Chairmen shall have such other powers and perform
such other duties as the Chairman, the Executive Committee, or BCRCC
shall direct.
ii. In the absence or disability of the Chairman, business of the BCRCC may
be conducted by the First Vice Chairman first, the Second Vice Chairman
second, etc.
iii. Each Vice-Chairman shall serve on and chair one of the standing
committees as appointed by the BCRCC Chairman.
C. State Committee Persons
i. The BCRCC State Committeeman, State Committeewoman, and Youth
Committee Person shall serve as delegates of, and represent, the BCRCC
at all region and state meetings of the Idaho Republican Party and State
Central Committee.
1. The State Committeeman shall serve as the primary spokesperson and contact for all Republican men or male organizations in Bonneville County.
2. The State Committeewoman shall serve as the primary
spokesperson and contact for all Republican women or female
organizations in Bonneville County.
3. The Youth Committee Person shall serve as the primary
spokesperson and contact for all Republican young or youth-related
organizations in Bonneville County.
D. Secretary
i. The BCRCC Secretary shall make and keep a true record of the
proceedings of all BCRCC meetings, Executive Committee meetings,
Convention records, Caucus records, and any other records necessary.
ii. The Secretary shall conduct correspondence of the BCRCC including
transmission of meeting notices, agendas, and minutes as directed by the
Chairman or Executive Committee.
iii. The secretary shall be responsible for maintaining an attendance record of
all BCRCC meetings.
iv. The Secretary shall provide an accurate and current list of PCOs, APCOs,
and party officers to the county elections office as required.
v. The Secretary shall keep all personal contact information private except
for use on official Republican Party business within the appropriate party
jurisdictions. 
E. Treasurer
i. The BCRCC treasurer shall be charged with custody of the BCRCC funds,
shall keep regular accounts thereof, and shall provide a report at BCRCC
meetings and any other time required.
ii. The Treasurer shall file all financial reports required by law and the state
republican party.
iii. The Treasurer shall deposit and disburse all monies in such a manner as
the Executive Committee may require.
iv. The Treasurer shall provide monthly budget updates to the Executive
Committee.
v. The Treasurer shall serve on the finance subcommittee and assist the
Chairman and/or Executive Committee in the preparation of a budget to
be presented to the BCRCC.
F. Appointed Officers or Advisors
i. As approved by the BCRCC, the BCRCC Chairman may appoint
additional officers of the BCRCC when deemed necessary, and such
appointees shall serve under the direction of the Chairman.
ii. The BCRCC Chairman may appoint advisors including parliamentarian or
others as necessary.
5. Executive Committee
i. It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to assist and advise the
Chairman in the conduct of the business of the BCRCC in whatever
manner the Chairman may request. The Chairman shall preside at
meetings of the Executive Committee unless delegated to another.
ii. Each year the Executive Committee shall propose a strategic plan and
a budget plan for the BCRCC.
iii. On all matters before the Executive Committee, including but not
limited to providing recommendations to the BCRCC and setting
Executive Committee goals, the Chair has the final say,
notwithstanding any contrary vote of the Executive Committee
members.
Chairman
The Chairman speaks for the BCRCC on public formats about the function of the party and any other directives the BCRCC may wish to express collectively. There is a heavy correspondence load on the Chairman that requires many hours each week answering emails, taking calls from media and legislators, BCRCC members, and the public (some which may be filtered through the Executive Committee Assistant).  The Chair is required to attend all Executive and Central Committee meetings, as well as special meetings and state meetings, and oversee all Subcommittees. This position requires availability and flexibility, and a great deal of volunteer time.

Read this section from the bylaws on the Chairman's role below. Read the full bylaws HERE.

Officers of the Executive Committee
A. The Chairman
i. The BCRCC Chairman shall act as chief executive officer of the BCRCC
and, subject to the direction of the BCRCC, and shall have general
supervision, direction and control of the affairs of the BCRCC.
ii. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the BCRCC or Executive
Committee, and he/she may call meetings of the BCRCC and Executive
Committee to be held at such times and places as he/she shall deem
proper, subject to the limitations prescribed by law or by these Bylaws.
iii. The Chairman shall execute such documents, papers and instruments in
writing as authorized by the BCRCC, or which, in the judgment of the
Chairman, must be executed on behalf of the BCRCC.
iv. The Chairman shall have general charge of the property of the BCRCC
and shall supervise and direct all officers, agents, and
contractors/employees of the BCRCC.
v. The Chairman shall serve as a delegate of, and represent, the BCRCC at
all Region and State meetings of the Idaho Republican Party and State
Central Committee.
Volunteers/ Subcommittees
There are many ways for Registered Republicans to participate in our local GOP. Subcommittee members need not be elected officers in the BCRCC, but can help participate in the many functions and activities available. For more information on volunteering, click HERE.
 
There are four main Subcommittees, and several others that are active during special projects or certain times of the year. Read this section from the bylaws on Subcommittees below. Read the full bylaws HERE.

6. Subcommittees
A. Participants in the standing subcommittees of the BCRCC shall meet,
coordinate, and work as needed to advance the roles of their respective
subcommittees.
B. Subcommittees shall coordinate within the Executive Committee and present
reports and proposals for authorization in the BCRCC.
C. BCRCC subcommittees chairs may spend funds allocated to their respective
subcommittees subject to approval by the BCRCC Chairman.
i. Additional funding for budget line items must be approved by the
BCRCC.

CANDIDATES COMMITTEE
The Candidates Committee is tasked with gathering information on candidates financial and funding records, voting history, assessments from multiple sources, and providing questionnaires for candidates. They post candidate responses, and create rubrics that define if the candidate's answers and voting records are in line with the Republican Platform. They are responsible to bring their collective information and scoring to the Central Committee so the entire committee can vote on any recommendations the BCRCC may give.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
The Communications Committee heads up all PR and Marketing efforts and assures that information flows to and from the Central Committee, and to the public. They assure that all avenues of promotion are accessed with BCRCC information, and that events are set up with the proper branding.

ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
The Elections Committee assures accurate voting information is posted for the Central Committee and the Bonneville County Republican voters. They organize poll worker efforts, debates, and GOTV campaigns, and spearhead the party's election efforts in both the general election as well as primary nomination contests.

RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE
The Recruitment Committee will identify wise, respected, conservative members of the community who can be candidates for both government elected office as well as participants in the private organization of the political party. Fully staff the party with volunteers to fill all Precinct Officer seats and at least one assistant for each and welcome/inform new members and volunteers. They help grow a pipeline of good Republican candidates who are willing and ready to fill all openings in government offices from top to bottom.

BYLAWS COMMITTEE
The Bylaw Committee helps to keep the party organization simple and accessible so that volunteers feel welcome and able to participate by creating sound and simple bylaw changes, through committee or by motion, that can be easily understood. They ensure all Central Committee Members know where to access current bylaws.

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Legislative Affairs Committee works in conjunction with the Legislative Districts Chairs and the Bonneville County Republican Party to spearhead efforts to maintain communication with, and influence on, our state legislators. They also help to provide legislative updates and communication back to the republican voters. They sponsor town-halls, newsletters, and reports to inform Bonneville County voters of the happenings in the State legislature and drive more interest from citizens. They maintain relationships and open communication with elected legislators in order to maximize the party's ability to influence legislation towards Republican platform ideals.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE
The Local Government Committee shares information with Central Committee through the BCRCC website blog and reports at monthly meetings. LGC members will attend meetings in the areas they are assigned (City, County, or Schools) and report information to the LGC Chair, who will compile a condensed/bullet point version to be posted. 

YOUTH COMMITTEE
The Youth Committee focusses on engaging the youth in the Republican process. The purpose is to get more youth engaged and out to vote. The Youth Committee Person shall serve as the primary spokesperson and contact for all Republican or youth-related organizations in Bonneville County.

PCO COMMITTEE
The PCO Committee gives PCOs proper training on how they can set up a working infrastructure in their precinct to educate and disseminate information to their constituents, ensure each PCO has at least 2 APCOs and others (zone captains & block captains), and that PCOs stay actively involved with their precinct and shares information from the BCRCC and subcommittees. 


RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
The Resolutions Committee leads the BRCC's efforts to draft, pass, and promote resolutions at the county level as well as state level. Communicate the will of the Bonneville County Republican Party to elected officials and republican voters, rally statewide support for suggested resolutions changes and additions throughout the state in order to get corresponding resolutions passed at the state level.

PLATFORM COMMITTEE
The Platform Committee tracks ideas for changes during the Platform discussion in the Central Committee meetings and leads the BRCC's efforts to draft, pass, and promote Platform Changes at the county level as well as state level. They communicate the will of the Bonneville County Republican Party to elected officials and republican voters, rally statewide support for Bonneville County Republican Platform changes throughout the state in order to get corresponding changes passed at the state level.

RULES COMMITTEE
The Rules Committee leads the BRCC's efforts to change, update, and modify state party rules, improve Republican party rules in order to better protect and promote the brand, and rally statewide support for Bonneville County Republican Rule changes throughout the state in order to get corresponding rules passed at the state level.
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