Become a Precinct Committee Person (PCP)
February 6, 2020
PCPs play a large grassroots role in the political parties here in Oregon. Running for PCP is an important opportunity to be a voice for your communities and on issues in the party of your choice. The Bottom Line: our work and communities need you to serve!
What is a PCP?
Becoming a PCP is a direct route to influencing your county, state and national political parties. It’s also the grassroots position within the governing body of the party. PCPs serve a two-year term from time of election in even numbered years. They get a voice and a vote in party processes and have the power to fill vacant state legislative seats. However, being a PCP is not a full time job. This is a volunteer position that shouldn’t affect your ability to attend to your commitments in work and life. There are thousands of these positions available across the state — if you’ve been looking for a way to make an impact and get involved in politics this is the opportunity for you to become an important part of the Party infrastructure.
Key Duties of a PCP include
• PCPs represent their precincts (neighborhoods of 250 registered voters) in votes of
their local County Parties.
• Help set priorities for county and state party
• Have a voice and vote in filling vacant legislative seats
• PCPs are elected in the off-year election on May 19th. You must fill out a simple SEL
105 form with your local elections office to run.
Filing Opens: September 30th, 2019 (Filing is open!)
Filing Deadline: March 10th, 2020
Election: May 19th, 2020
Voter Registration: You must be registered to vote in the county where you are applying to serve and return your filing form to your local county elections office. You must also be a registered member of your party in your precinct for a minimum of 180 days prior
to your filing date in order to become a PCP for your party.
How to file to run
1. Download an SEL 105 Form here
2. Check your voter registration status here and ensure you are either a registered
Democrat or Republican (only major political parties have PCPs)
3. Complete the SEL 105 form
4. Mail in your SEL 105 form or file it in-person at your County Elections Office before
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