What We Do
Committee members are elected from the voters in each voting precinct in the county.
Two committee members are elected from each of the 1,323 precincts in Allegheny County and every four years.
The Allegheny County Democratic Committee is divided into 161 municipal and ward committees. Each municipality and the 32 Wards in the City of Pittsburgh have a Democratic Committee.
Electing Democrats is the overarching goal of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee and utilizing grassroots political tactics is one of the most powerful and effective ways to accomplish this goal.
Democratic committee members are charged with being the Democratic voice in their precincts. Committee members are at their best when they are engaging with their neighbors, talking about issues, and encouraging voters to support Democratic candidates.
Committees and committee members are involved in a wide array of activities including:
- Going door to door to meet voters
- Attending Democratic Committee meeting and helping with committee activities
- Collecting signatures for candidate nomination petition
- Canvassing for candidates
- Displaying Democratic lawn signs
- Holding a house party for candidates or elected officials
- Writing note cards and letters to voters
- Knowing the election procedures like vote by mail rules
- Informing constituents of elections and deadlines