Precinct Committee Persons

What is a PCP?

According to Oregon Revised Statute 248.015:

A precinct committee person shall be a representative of the major political party in the precinct.

In other words, PCPs play a key grassroots role in the operation of the Crook County Democratic Central Committee and the Democratic Party of Oregon.

What Do PCPs Do?

  • Elect their county party leadership
  • Have a voice and vote in filling state legislative vacancies
  • Help with the operations of county parties
  • Propose and vote on county party motions and resolutions
  • Outreach for their county parties at community events
  • Help facilitate local Get-Out-The-Vote efforts
  • Volunteer recruitment and development
  • Represent the Democratic voters in their communities

Filing to run for the office of PCP is now open…

  • Filing opened on September 14, 2023
  • Filing closes on March 12, 2024
  • Election for these positions will be on the May 2024 ballot
  • Each PCP serves a 2-year term in the position or until the next election period
  • Each precinct in Oregon is delegated at least one PCP per 250 registered voters
  • PCPs become voting members of their county party’s Central Committee
  • Existing PCPs MUST refile to run again
  • The SEL 105 candidate filing form can be found here.
  • Those desiring to become PCPs but who do not want to be on the ballot can be appointed by the CCDCC Chair

Who is eligible to become a PCP?

  • You must be registered to vote in the county where you are filing to run or being appointed as a PCP
  • You must also be a registered Democrat for a minimum of 180 days prior to the filing date in order to become a Democratic PCP
  • You must return your completed filing form to your local county elections office by the filing deadline, March 12, 2024

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