Precinct Captain is a non-elected political position in the Republican party of Atlantic City. A Precinct Captain reports to the Ward Boss for the ward that contains his Precinct. The Precinct Captains are responsible for voter support in their area - listening to constituent concerns, offering financial aid to the poor and reporting to their ward bosses. At election time Precinct Captains are responsible for ensuring that as many of their constituents as possible vote along party lines. Under the corrupt leadership of political boss Nucky Thompson they are also involved in bootlegging, extortion and gambling.