Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Duties of a Precinct Committee Person

Robert J. Byrne from Existence in America © 1989

isbn 1-55605-128, -129 Wyndham Hall Press
The duties of a precinct committee person can generally be defined as follows:
  1. Take annual census of your precinct (canvas)
  2. Greet new precinct residents
  3. Promote voter registration
  4. Take part in candidate selection process
  5. Get necessary signatures on petitions for all your party's candidates
  6. Organize precinct with a 'block captain' in every block to assist in carrying out all your duties
  7. Assist your party candidate's campaign staffs as they function in your precinct.
  8. Get out the vote on election day
  9. Let appropriate candidates and party officials know the feelings of precinct residents and maintain a good line of communications for the precinct residents with the party's elected officials and higher party officials
  10. Respond to certain requests from constituents who may need assistance
  11. Assist in finding the appropriate workers for your polling place on election day
  12. Elect party leadership
    In the case of a building or bridge, a solid foundation is necessary or the structure will crumble. Every system or organization must have a solid base or it, too, will not stand the test of time.

    The required activity that should be carried out at precinct level, in all too many cases, is nonexistent or unsatisfactory. When vacancies exist the residents of those precincts automatically have a diminished voice in the political system. You cannot expect too much independent thinking by an appointed precinct committee person with patronage job. And the fact that several precinct committee persons never go beyond the block they live on. Perhaps the best test of how the situation is at precinct level is to ask every registered voter with a party affiliation to identify their two precinct committee persons? Or, ask yourself have you ever seen a precinct committee person at your door?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Republicans now control the Senate 52 to 47. Races in Louisiana and Alaska are yet to be decided. Louisiana will have a RUNOFF election between Mary Landrieu (D)  and Bill Cassidy (R) on Dec. 6, 2014. Alaska has not finished collecting the votes in the outlaying areas, the Military vote and votes by mail. The race there was too close to call. This morning Dan Sullivan (R) led  Mark Begich (D) by 8,149 Votes.  VERMONT has elected Bernie Sanders (I). The only independent in the US Senate.

The Republicans  increased their numbers in the House of Representatives and in State Governorships.

This does not seem to make much sense. As you all know the 3 TV networks (ABC, CBS & NBC}  have nightly soap box operas played out in newsrooms. The lead actor in each theater of the absurd production is call anchor. and at some point the anchor brings in the political reporter that will tell every listener what's happening. They supposedly are trying to imitate reality. Well this year nobody even came close. They simply
can't face reality.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Change of Location for Summer Social Event

The joint WTRO/LCYR social event will be moved a couple blocks south to Green Town Tavern, 110 South Genesee Street in Waukegan from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Contribution is $25 or free to new Republican volunteers. Free appetizers and a Cash Bar will be available. If you have any questions, please contact David Pfeifer via e-mail, or 847-309-5573.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

WTRO Summer Social Event

Please join the Waukegan Township Republican Organization (WTRO) and Lake County Young Republicans (LCYR) for our joint summer social event on Wednesday, August 12. Our special guest will be Mark Curran, Lake County Sheriff. This event will allow township residents to meet our candidates, and for the candidates to provide their nominating petitions to the WTRO precinct committeeman.

The event will be held at Bistro Amalfi, which is located at 17 North Genesee Street in Waukegan from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Contribution is $25 or free to new Republican volunteers. Free appetizers and a Cash Bar will be available. If you have any questions, please contact David Pfeifer via e-mail, or 847-309-5573.

Friday, July 24, 2009

WTRO Monthly Meeting Update

WTRO Monthly Meeting Update

The monthly meetings for the Waukegan Township Republican Organization (WTRO) are held on the 4th Thursday each month at the Sunset House Restaurant in Waukegan, IL. The restaurant is located at 1451 Golf Road. The meetings begin at 6:30 pm.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Welcome to WTRO Blog

Welcome to the Waukegan Township Republican Organization (WTRO) blog. Waukegan Township is located in the northeast corner of Lake County IL. The backbone of Waukegan Township Republican Organization consists of forty-eight precinct committeeman positions and numerous “Friends of the Party”.

A primary goal of our organization is to enable township residents to become actively involved in supporting Republican Candidates and Representatives. This support is especially crucial during the various Election Campaigns at the Federal, State, County, and Township level. We work in our neighborhoods, at the grassroots level, to promote the Republican Party.

The WTRO participates in community events throughout the township and is in constant need of volunteers to serve, especially during election periods. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 775, Waukegan, IL 60079. Interested parties may also contact Chairman David Pfeifer at (847) 309-5573 or e-mail

Our meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and currently are being held at Retana’s Pizza, 434 S. Greenbay Road, in Waukegan. As meeting times and place may be subject to change, please verify in advance by visiting this blog.

We look forward to meeting you!