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Precinct Committee Persons

Precinct Committee Persons are the building blocks of the Democratic Party of Oregon.

You still have time to become an elected PCP for the May 2020 Election!

Although the deadline has passed to file to have your name appear on the May 2020 ballot, you still can become an elected PCP this May.

Unlike in years past, write-in votes will only be counted if the candidate has filed or is nominated as a write-in candidate.

To file to be a write-in candidate: 

  • A voter can file to run as a write-in PCP candidate by filing the SEL 105D
  • This form must be received by your local county elections office by 8pm on May 19th, 2020
  • You must get at least three write-in votes (i.e. have 3 separate people write your name in, this can include your vote for yourself)

To nominate someone else to be a write-in candidate:

  • A voter may nominate another voter to be a write-in candidate by filing the SEL 105N form by 8pm on May 19th, 2020
  • The nominator and candidate must be a member of the same political party and live in the same State Representative district within the same county. 
  • This form must be received by your local county elections office by 8pm on May 19th, 2020

BOTTOM LINE: Write-in votes will only be tallied if the SEL 105D or SEL 105N forms have been filed by 8pm on May 19th with the appropriate county elections office.

Who can be a Democratic PCP?

  • Any voter who has been registered with the Democratic Party for at least 180 days prior to filing to run. If you file on May 19th (the last possible day) you will have had to be a registered Democrat since November 21st, 2019. 
  • There can be one PCP for every 250 registered Democratic voters per precinct

You will need your precinct number to complete the SEL105 form. You can find yours using the search tool below! All you need to do is enter the address where you are registered to vote, and find your address among the results.

If your address isn’t showing up, try abbreviating your street type (i.e. “232 NE 9th Ave” and not “232 NE 9th Avenue” or “Ave.”).

That’s what you’ll need to put on your PCP form to file!

If you’re still having issues, contact [email protected], or reach out to your county election official.

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.