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Precinct Committee Persons

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.

What is a PCP?

Precinct Committee Persons 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.

How to File and Run for PCP:

NEW: The Oregon Secretary of State has made a digital version of the SEL 105 form available online that will send your form to your county elections office.  However, because it is required to enter your precinct number this tool isn’t completely functional yet.

Details:

Filing Opens: September 9th, 2021
Filing Deadline: March 8th, 2022
Election: May 17th, 2022

Step 1: Ensure your voter registration is up-to-date and active (see more below) – OREGONVOTES.GOV

Step 2: Sign up here to let us know you want to be a PCP and we’ll send you the digital form as soon as your county has completed updating precincts along with your new precinct number.

If you would like to turn in a physical SEL 105 form we’ll also give you an option to download one to take or mail to your county elections office.

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.

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Precinct Committee Person!

Precinct Committee People are elected on the May Ballot in General Election Years. The next PCP Election will be in May 2022. The deadline to file is March 8th.

Precinct lines are still being set post-redistricting, so if you're interested please fill out the form below and we will follow up once the new lines are finalized.