Run For Your Precinct is an educational endeavor devoted to the concept that the solution to our nation's most vital political issues lies at the grassroots level.

State Web Links for
Finding a Particular
County or Town
Chairman

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It's regrettable there's any need for this specific web page. You shouldn't have to contact a town or county chairman in order to learn how to run for your precinct. Instead, every state political party should be providing the explanation on the front page of its web site. The information should be clear, precise and thorough - and county committees should display it on their web sites as well. But the reality is, state and county committees generally don't provide this kind of help (and yes, you should be wondering why they don't). All too often, you can only obtain it from a local or county Elections Office (Clerk's or Registrar's Office or Board of Elections) or in many cases, the local or county party chairman.

Contacting your Elections Office is pretty easy (it's the same place that handles voter registration). But finding a local party chairman can be a bit more complicated. Accordingly, we'll try to point you to a web link which can provide or lead you to the right contact information. Some of these links lead to pages on state party web sites, and others to more obscure sites. They're not all great, but it's the best we can do. And having posted these links, we worry many sites will soon pull them down or render them useless.

If you do happen to find a bad state link, you of course can do your own web search. It's not hard to do, but we would caution against including the word "donate" in your search (unless you want thousands of useless hits). Another route would be to go to your party's state web site and sift through its contents. For that reason, we provide links to the two major parties below, plus their pages offering links to all their state sites. (Just click on one.)

Democrat National Party Republican National Party
Democrat State Sites Republican State Sites

Finally, we're also providing the dates for this year's state primary elections. But please understand, a more vital date, the one for filing to run for your precinct in the primary (or alternatively, the date of the "called meeting" for actually running for a precinct, if there is one) may occur months before the primary date. We'd love to list this more important date, but unfortunately, it can vary from one locality to the next.

To go to the right link, simply click on the "D Site" or "R Site" for your state.

State Primary D Site R Site Special Comments.
Alabama 6/1/2010 AL D's AL R's Republican site: Excel file, county chairman email info.
Alaska 8/24/2010 AK D's AK R's District chairman email and phone info. You need to know your state House district.
Arizona 8/24/2010 AZ D's AZ R's Self-explanatory.
Arkansas 5/18/2010 AR D's AR R's Self-explanatory.
California 6/8/2010 CA D's CA R's Self-explanatory.
Colorado 8/10/2010 CO D's CO R's Republican site: links to county websites. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Connecticut 8/10/2010 CT D's CT R's Democrat site: links to town committee websites. Go to websites for town chairmen email and phone info.
Republican site: select counties on interactive map to get county chairman email and phone info.
Delaware 9/14/2010 DE D's DE R's Self-explanatory.
Florida 8/24/2010 FL D's FL R's Democrat site: Links to county websites. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Republican site: select your county from drop-down list to obtain contact information.
Georgia 7/20/2010 GA D's GA R's Democrat site: Select your county from drop-down list to obtain contact information.
Hawaii 9/18/2010 HI D's HI R's Democrat site: Links to county websites. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Idaho 5/25/2010 ID D's ID R's Republican site: the state website does not list the county chairmen. Call or email the state headquarters for your specific county.
Illinois 2/2/2010 IL D's IL R's Self-explanatory.
Indiana 5/4/2010 IN D's IN R's Republican site: select county on interactive map. Then at the bottom of page select County Republican Committee Officials.
Iowa 6/8/2010 IA D's IA R's Self-explanatory.
Kansas 8/3/2010 KS D's KS R's Democrat site: Links to county websites. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Republican site: select county on interactive map in center of front page to link to county chairman email and phone info.
Kentucky 5/18/2010 KY D's KY R's Republican site: PDF file, at bottom are county chairmen email and phone info.
Louisiana 8/28/2010 LA D's LA R's Democrat site: Excel file, county chairman email info.
Republican site: the state website does not list the parish chairmen. Call or email the state headquarters for your specific parish.
Maine 6/8/2010 ME D's ME R's Republican site: links to county and municipal websites. Go to websites for contact email and phone info.
Maryland 9/14/2010 MD D's MD R's Republican site: links to county central websites. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Massachusetts 9/14/2010 MA D's MA R's Republican site: links to state committee members. Select your locality to get contact email and phone info.
Michigan 8/3/2010 MI D's MI R's Self-explanatory.
Minnesota 9/14/2010 MN D's MN R's Democrat site: county and "county unit" chairman email and phone info.
Republican site: links to county websites. Go to websites for contact info.
Mississippi 6/1/2010 MS D's MS R's Self-explanatory.
Missouri 8/3/2010 MO D's MO R's Republican site: select county on interactive map to link to county chairman phone info.
Montana 6/8/2010 MT D's MT R's Democrat site: select county on interactive map to link to county chairman phone info.
Nebraska 5/11/2010 NE D's NE R's Democrat site: the state website does not list the county chairmen. Call or email the state headquarters for your specific county (800) 677-7068 or info@nebraskademocrats.org.
Republican site: the state website does not list the county chairmen. Call or email the state headquarters for your specific county (402) 475-2122 or info@negop.org
Nevada 6/8/2010 NV D's NV R's Self-explanatory.
New Hampshire 9/14/2010 NH D's NH R's Self-explanatory.
New Jersey 6/8/2010 NJ D's NJ R's Self-explanatory.
New Mexico 6/1/2010 NM D's NM R's Democrat site: select county on interactive map to link to county chairman email and phone info.
New York 9/14/2010 NY D's NY R's Democrat site: the state website does not presently provide the county chairmen. Call or email the state headquarters for your specific county.
North Carolina 5/4/2010 NC D's NC R's Democrat site: select county to link to county chairman email and phone info.
North Dakota 6/8/2010 ND D's ND R's District chairman email and phone info. To learn your House district number call 701-255-0460
Ohio 5/4/2010 OH D's OH R's Democrat site: the state website does not presently provide the county chairmen. Call or email the state headquarters for your specific county.
Oklahoma 6/27/2010 OK D's OK R's Democrat site: links to county websites. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Oregon 5/18/2010 OR D's OR R's Self-explanatory.
Pennsylvania 5/18/2010 PA D's PA R's Democrat site: select county on map to link to county party office email and phone info.
Rhode Island 9/14/2010 RI D's RI R's Democrat site: city and town chairman postal addresses. Call or email the state party for phone numbers (401) 721-9900 or info@ridemocrats.org.
Republican site: the state website does not list the city and town chairmen. Call or email the state headquarters for chairman for your locality (401) 732-8282.
South Carolina 6/8/2010 SC D's SC R's Republican site: select balloon for your county on the interactive map for county chairman email and phone info.
South Dakota 6/8/2010 SD D's SD R's Self-explanatory.
Tennessee 8/5/2010 TN D's TN R's Republican site: on the state website select your county on the far right side of the top tab row and press "Go." It'll link to county chairman email and phone info.
Texas 3/2/2010 TX D's TX R's Self-explanatory.
Utah 6/22/2010 UT D's UT R's Democrat site: on the state party website select from the far left vertical list of tabs the link to your county party. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Vermont 9/14/2010 VT D's VT R's Democrat site: select link to go the county and town chairman email and phone info.
Virginia 6/8/2010 VA D's VA R's Democrat site: on the right side of the front page of the state party website under "Go Local" select your local party committee from from drop-down list to obtain contact information.
Republican site: local "unit" chairman email and phone info.
Washington 8/17/2010 WA D's WA R's Self-explanatory.
West Virginia 5/11/2010 WV D's WV R's Republican site: links to county websites. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Wisconsin 9/14/2010 WI D's WI R's Republican site: links to county websites. Go to websites for county chairman email and phone info.
Wyoming 8/17/2010 WY D's WY R's Republican site: county chairman info postal addresses only. Call state party for specific local phone and email addresses (307) 234-9166 (or email state at info@wygop.org).

* The above web links were the best we could find in our searches. If you should know of a better source for any particular state, then please direct us to it. Naturally, state parties are quite likely to change the contents of their web sites without notifying us. So if you should happen to run into a bad link, you have our apologies. But if you can supply us with a good or better link, then you'll have our sincere thanks. Contact us at: comment@RunForYourPrecinct.org.