Be a Democratic

Precinct Committee Person

Precinct Committee Persons are the building blocks of the Democratic Party of Oregon. They are elected every two years by Democratic voters in their precinct, and serve for two years.

Now is the time to become an ELECTED Precinct Committee Person in your County.

Go here to look up your precinct!

Go here to fill out the filing form to be listed on the May 2024 Ballot!

Thank you so much for your interest in serving in the Democratic Party in this crucial grassroots role. 

To locate your county elections office please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website here.

What is a PCP?

Precinct Committee Persons are the building blocks of the Democratic Party of Oregon. They are voted on locally and represent precincts of 250 registered voters. But there are additional responsibilities, powers and opportunities vested in these grassroots elected officials.

PCPs are the critical driving force behind registering voters, getting out the word on candidates, and helping Democrats understand the party’s structure, process, and platform. They are the people who go out, walk neighborhoods, and connect with and activate progressive Oregonians, by talking to independent, unaffiliated, and Democratic voters alike. These are completely volunteer positions with time commitment and responsibilities largely set by each PCP individually.

What is the PCP term of office?

The PCP term of office is approximately two years, running from the date that the Oregon elections office has certified the May primary election results in an even-numbered election year (usually in June) until it has certified the same primary election results of the next even-numbered election year.

Voter Registration: You must be registered to vote in the county where you are running to serve as a PCP and you must return your filing form to your local county elections office. You must also be a registered Democrat in your precinct for a minimum of 180 days prior to your filing date in order to become a Democratic PCP.  

How to File and Run for PCP:

Details:

Filing Opens: September 14th, 2023

Filing Deadline: March 12th, 2024 @ 5pm

Election: May 21st, 2024

Step 1: Ensure your voter registration is up-to-date and active – OREGONVOTES.GOV

Step 2: Look up your precinct number and county here and enter that number on your SEL 105 Form.  

Step 3: Go here to fill out a digital SEL 105 form. This will be sent directly to your county elections office.

Examples of Elected Democratic PCPs Duties:

Examples of Elected Democratic PCPs Duties:

  • Decide local party leadership
  • Have a voice and vote in filling state legislative vacancies
  • Help with the operations of local parties
  • Propose and vote on county resolutions
  • Do outreach at community events
  • Help facilitate local Get-Out-The-Vote efforts
  • Volunteer recruitment and development
  • Represent voters in your community