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.

Although the May Primary Election has passed there is still an opportunity to become an appointed PCP through your county party.  

You can fill out the interest form on this page and your county Democratic Party will reach out to you about the appointment process in your county.  

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.

If you are interested in being appointed as a PCP, or if you have questions about running a write-in campaign, fill out this form.

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.

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

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.