Each Texas county is divided into precincts; there are currently 21 in Bastrop County.
Precinct Chairs are the basic building blocks to any successful political party. Organizing and campaigning are important duties of a precinct chair. This entails knocking on doors in your area, phoning into homes in your area and hosting events to get to know the people in your area. Precinct chairs are essential for building the Republican Party. In addition to organizing and campaigning, Republican Precinct Chairs represent their home precincts on the Bastrop County Republican Party County Executive Committee (CEC).
1) Identifying and registering voters in your Precinct
This is an exciting opportunity to meet your neighbors, get to know your neighborhood, identify the active voters in your neighborhood, and also a chance to get some great exercise. Nothing beats a boots-on-the-ground effort to get out the vote for your favorite candidates. Free exercise and socializing — you really can’t beat it! Anyone can hand out blank application forms to voters for the voters to fill out and mail in themselves. However, to accept completed voter registration applications, you must be a volunteer deputy registrar in Bastrop County and have completed the training.
2) Informing voters as to political events, and helping turn out the vote
The Bastrop County Republican Party and Republican candidates have periodic meetings and events to which you can invite your neighbors. This is a great way for them to get involved, learn about the issues, and stay up to date with what is going on in politics.
3) Attending meetings of the County Executive Committee (CEC)
As a Republican Precinct Chair you are entitled to a vote at CEC meetings. You are able to help decide on matters that effect your county party. These are also great strategy and educations sessions on how to be a great Precinct Chair in your county.
4) Working at the polls and/or recruiting poll workers
One of the best ways to meet people in your Precinct is to work the polls at elections. Your friends and neighbors will have a chance to meet and talk with you. This also help ensure election integrity.
5) Running the Precinct Convention
Every two years, your Precinct will hold a Precinct Convention. As Precinct Chair, you are tasked with running this convention. It is a time where people from your Precinct can submit resolutions to be considered for inclusion in the Republican Party of Texas Platform. Resolutions passed in your convention will go to the Senate District Conventions, and if included there will go on to the Texas Republican Convention to be voted on there.